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Put film on USB, did new install, dragged film to desktop, won't play

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December 20, 2011 9:10:54 PM

I played the film with VLC player

put it on USB

did new install

Put film on new installation

Download VLC

Won't play


What can I do ? It says it is 80 mb ?? Which it always was. So it's definitely the same file.

a c 289 G Storage
December 21, 2011 6:52:57 PM

One trivial possibility. Are you trying to play the film by double-clicking or selecting Open? could it be as simple as file associations?

Or are you opening the player and, from within it, opening the film? In that case, the file may be corrupt; have you tried chkdsk?
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December 21, 2011 7:04:01 PM

try k-lite codec pack 7.5 full
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December 21, 2011 8:08:52 PM

I dragged the film off the USB stick

and I double-click it on my desktop

a c 289 G Storage
December 22, 2011 12:00:51 PM

When you double-click it, does it open your VLC player or not? If not, then it is a file association problem.

To test this, open VLC player and use its file-open menu to open the film. If that does open it, then Windows has not been configured to use VLC Player as the default application for that particular file type

If it still doesn't work, than the problem is something else. Please try it and let us know what happens.
December 22, 2011 12:28:11 PM

does it show any errors or dialogue box
December 22, 2011 12:43:57 PM

Yes, when I open it it opens VLC but plays nothing.


It only showed an error dialogue box when I tried to play it in DivX, it just said

unsupported, you need directshow filters

or something like that
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