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normahorse 07. Jun 2013 04:49 PM

codec query
Hi I hope someone can helpme. I down loaded a video onto a memory stick today to play at home this eve and having just tried it out my computer says I need Codec
Where can I get this and how do I down load it
thanks, I hope to watch the video tonight.:)

Anupam 07. Jun 2013 04:54 PM

Hi, welcome to the forum :).

Which media player are you using to view the video?

Windows Media Player won't play MP4.

You can use VLC media player, which is excellent, and quite easy to use.

You can also use PotPlayer, which is excellent too.. but general users may find it difficult to use, because of the different settings. Still, it's a great player, and will be able to play the file without problems.

You won't need to install any codecs with these media players.

You can find other media players on this review:

normahorse 07. Jun 2013 05:03 PM

Thanks for your speedy reply, it is windows media player I'm afraid
Can i download one of those other ones for free
Which one would you suggest for someone who is not good with computers?
and can you direct me exactly to where to download it from?
Thanks again

Anupam 07. Jun 2013 05:12 PM

I will suggest VLC Media Player to you :).

You can download it from here:

All the media players are free in the review, that I gave the link for. You can read more about them in the review, including VLC.

Juxxize 29. Jun 2013 11:32 PM

yey +1 for VLC player too . sorry Microsoft but windows media player is rubbish

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