Windows 7 windows media player issues

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  1. revid

    revid New Member

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    I downloaded a couple of movies and when I tried to play it I get a message to download webxvid codec to watch it. I download a codec-setup-123 but it still doesn't play the videos.I think it was just a scam cause nothing happens,is there a way to play this video?
     
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    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Where did you download the movies from?
     
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    revid New Member

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    kickass torrents...just read that webxvid is a scam
     
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    Here would be my 2 cents of recommendations:

    1. Stay away from torrents. They are a gateway for malware.

    2. Do not put Codec packs on your system.. Many of those packs are an assembly of code from many sources and they often throw a monkey wrench into your system. If you absolutely have to have a codec, get it from Shark007. This man knows what he is doing and will not provide shoddy code.

    3. VLC is usually a good bet to play any video file without any additional codecs. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
     
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    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Asking for help with pirated or illegally obtained software is a violation of this forum TOS. Any further help on this matter will not be forth coming and this thread is now closed.
     
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