Unable to Play Videos on Laptop
What are the reasons due to which videos would not play on a laptop?
The laptop needs to have a DVD/CD ROM drive if you want to play videos from CD/DVD. All these devices need to have drivers for its proper functioning. Drivers are software that run in the computer and establish a communication between the operating system and hardware. The drivers are very important for the proper functioning of the laptop. There are different media players available to play media files in the laptop. You need to download and install proper codec's in the computer. There are various codec packs available from various websites. You might download and install the codec in the computer in order to play multimedia files. After installing the codecs, you need to reboot the laptop.
Following are the reasons due to which videos would not play on laptop:
- Codec not installed
- Media Player not supported
- Corrupt Media Player
Codec not installed
Codec are special programs that are specifically designed for playing a Media Player. Even if a Media Player is installed in the computer, still the computer might not be capable of playing all the videos. There are different formats for playing videos. Some of them are .dat, mepeg1, mepeg2, etc. Make sure that the laptop is equipped with these codecs.
Media Player not supported
The Media Player might be specific to audio or video. The audio player might not be playing the video files. The video player needs to be installed according to the need. The media players needs to be installed according to the make and model of the laptop. You might try upgrading the Media Player.
A Media Player, just like other software has different files. All these files work together for the proper functioning of the Media Player. The Media Player might become corrupted due to various reasons. The Media Player has different ‘dll’ files that are stored in the computer. If there are problems in the computer like bad sector, then the Media Player will not function properly.
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