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Which Video Program To Use?

post #1 of 12
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I must admitt that the only site that I downlaod video clips from is this one. My problem is that on my home pc running windows 2000, lately every time I try to run video clip my system freezes. I then have to crash the pc to again get it going. Hasn't always been this way but in the past few months that is it. I really want to view the videos of skiing that are offered here. It has been suggested that I delete all the video programs from my pc and start fresh. I have done this but have no idea which video viewer to install that will be pretty fool proof. I am hopeing to be able to get a free program from some source so that I watch the video clips. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Mark
I did a search of "video programs" but didn't find anything specific.
post #2 of 12
Mark, I have Quicktime, Windows media player, and a Realplayer on my system and they all work just fine. I run Windows on my PC. What kind of operating system are you running?
post #3 of 12
nolo, he's running Windows 2000. It likely has more issues than Windows XP. mkevenson, have you wiped the system or just removed the video programs? I would be concerned if you haven't reinstalled Windows 2000 recently...

That said, QuickTime is my favorite, but Windows Media player is pretty good these days.
post #4 of 12
I'd stick with Windows Media Player... Generally it works out well.. but even with this site, sometimes when I open the video file and then quickly close it before it has time to load, WMP freezes. It'd be safer just to download the video to my drive and then open it.. but I'm just too lazy = P
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by ssh
nolo, he's running Windows 2000. It likely has more issues than Windows XP. mkevenson, have you wiped the system or just removed the video programs? I would be concerned if you haven't reinstalled Windows 2000 recently...

That said, QuickTime is my favorite, but Windows Media player is pretty good these days.
Steve, I have just deleted the video programs. I have not reinstalled a video program yet but after I do I guess I will find out if I need to reinstall the operating system. Unfortunately the windows 2000 was installed by a friend at work and I never got the hard copy. I have made a back up disk when I installed AVG but don't know if it contains the whole of windows 2000. I hate computer problems!
Thanks to all for the input.\
Mark
post #6 of 12
Just that Win2k is more than a little finicky. I hope it works for you...
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by ssh
Just that Win2k is more than a little finicky. I hope it works for you...
I installed quicktime and designated it as the video program I wanted to default too BUTTTTT, every time I try to open a video clip it goes to media player. I have deleted that program several times but it won't go away. Curses to windows!!!!! Looking for a video clip[ from epic right now but can't find any, where are they when you need them? I really should be tuning the skis for tomorrows trip to sugar bowl and spring conditions but what the hell I'm stuck on this da--d computer. I must love it tho!
post #8 of 12
mkevenson, I don't think that Windows Media files can be played with anything other than Media Player under Windows (there is an alternative under Mac OS X).
post #9 of 12
v1 sports will play just about all the different formats.

the home version is avail in a "free" version as well as a "full" home version.

This is what I was using at ESA for those of you that were watching the MA for your groups. It also has it's own "codec" for compression.

DC
post #10 of 12
Hmm. V1 does not play MOV format files.
post #11 of 12
MOV=quicktime

V1 will also not playing streaming media or sites that embed the video into a web page (e.g. www.sport1.at or putfile), unless you use a tool like Windows Media Recorder to capture the video to disk first.

Mark,
It sounds like you've broken windows media player in your attempt to cleanse your system of it. My recommended solution is to reinstall Windows over your existing Windows (don't delete anything). Once you've got a working Media Player, you can "neuter it" by removing any associations of video file types to it (Windows Explorer, tools menu, folder options - file types tab).

Realplayer will play most video that media player can. However, I've found it best to have multiple video players.
post #12 of 12
actually the latest version of V1 will play wmv files. You would need to down load them first instead of trying to play them streaming but it does work.

DC
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