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By t2teddy ·
I have downloaded many movies and some will play, but most of the DVD ones will not. I can listen to the whole soundtrack but there is no video. I get messages re: update my DirectX, codecs etc.

Being completely new to using my pc to watch movies, I confess I have no idea what they are talking about. Adice please, without leaving technical terms unexplained...lol

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by Beanpole In reply to Downloaded movies unviewa ...

Try going to DivX.com and downloading the DivX codec. If that does not work, they have utilities that can be used for fix the video file.

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by TheChas In reply to Downloaded movies unviewa ...

DirectX is a multi-media driver that you can download from Microsoft.

To check what version you have, and if it is functioning properly, you can run dxdiag from the run box on the start menu.

Codec stands foe enCOder DECoder.
These are software add-ons for your media player to translate the specific format of digital data into audio and video.

If the DVD movies are true format DVD, you need more than just a codec. You need either a hardware, or software DVD player.
I use Power DVD.I bought my copy on line for under $5.

Check the driver CD for your video card, as it may have a DVD player on it.
Also, if you have a DVD drive on your PC, it should have come with DVD player software.

If you are running Windows XP, there are a couple of updates that you may need from Microsoft that affect the playing of DVDs.

Chas

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by BobHo In reply to Downloaded movies unviewa ...

Try Maximus DVD. It's a free dvd player for your pc. The site also includes downloads for the dvd codecs you need.

http://www.maximusdvd.com

Enjoy,

DrBob:&gt

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by tyson44 In reply to Downloaded movies unviewa ...

divx.com will have a lot of the codecs u need plus the divx player...
some movies play on windows media player and some u will need real player (divx player plays these too)...
if u have these programs try upgrading to the latest versions..
some movies are just fakes or only play on the program they were created or ripped from, so dont go crazy after u tried the things i mentioned..

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