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  • I'm using windows-8 preview.sad to see that i cant see my videos...i can see them freezing and playing....is it the fault in installation.....or which player do i need to install???
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:17 AM

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  • I'm using windows-8 preview.sad to see that i cant see my videos...i can see them freezing and playing....is it the fault in installation.....or which player do i need to install???
    Yes, I see this also (in Windows Media Player using WMV HD files on my HomeServer). No video and choppy audio. Radeon HD 5570 video card. Onboard Realtek ALC892/889.
     
    When I boot into Windows 7, these same videos play fine in Media Player.
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 11:02 AM
  • The Windows 8 Developer Preview does not include all the features of a final release. It doesn't have Windows Media Center, or MPEG-2 support. You may need to install a separate video player to view your files, below are two you can try.

    VLC Media Player:
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc

    Real Player:
    http://www.real.com/realplayer

     

     

    NOTE: The preview build does not include every feature shown this morning.  Shown but not in the Developer Preview release include the Windows Store, Windows Live Metro style apps, and some of the user interface features.  The focus of the preview is the API and development tools for building Metro style apps.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/welcome-to-windows-8-the-developer-preview.aspx

     

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:25 PM
  • The Windows 8 Developer Preview does not include all the features of a final release. It doesn't have Windows Media Center, or MPEG-2 support. You may need to install a separate video player to view your files, below are two you can try.
    Yes, but it has Windows Media Player.
     

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:53 PM
  • I was playing a WMV file and i replay the video for about 20 time. My desktop PC just auto restart. Can anyone tell me what is the problem?

    The file size of the video is about 10MB and I was using Windows Media Player.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 9:03 AM
  • Hey Happylcs56,

     

    You may be able to resolve this problem by installing the latest video card driver. First try checking Windows Update to see if the latest driver is provided. You can do this by:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Type Windows Update
    • Click Settings in the right column
    • Click Check for updates
    • Click Check for updates in the left column

     

    If drivers/updates are presented, try installing them and restarting your computer. Then test to see if the same problem occurs. If that doesn't help or if you aren't offered any drivers, try visiting the website of your video card manufacturer to download/install the latest driver. If the driver isn't able to install properly, try using the compatibility troubleshooter to see if it can help the driver to install properly. The compatibility troubleshooter can be opened by:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Move your mouse to the bottom left of the screen to expand the Charms section
    • Select Search
    • Type Compatibility
    • Click Settings in the right column
    • Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows

     

    Then follow the prompts and direct the troubleshooter to the installer for your computer's driver. You will likely want to choose the choice for This program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now when it is given if the latest driver is only applicable to a different version of Windows.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 1:09 AM
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  • i can even play 1080p videos smoothly using wmp on developer preview,(not sure about codec support, i installed k-lite codec pack & VLC)..  try updating your drivers ,this works in most cases. use slimdrivers software to check and update your drivers. not sure if this works on developer preview but this is the best freeware to update drivers, if you use windows update the driver updates will be shown in optional updates(atleast in my system, not sure on other systems), so you should manually select them and update.

    if you like  Windows Media Center then try the alternate XMBC software

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 4:13 AM
  • if your pc is restarting without any stop errors(i like calling them blue screen errors) it might be power supply issue or your processor might be over heating. try hwmonitor to check the temperature of your processor and check if all the power supply wires are properly connected.
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 4:21 AM
  • Thanks for all the reply, I will try it out and let u guys know. Thanks alot :D

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:48 AM