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Old 2007-03-08, 08:44 AM
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downloads locking up computer...

i just finished downloading some old cartoons from another site, and when ever i try to open the file they're in or play them in anything it locks my computer up and gives me windows explorer and whatever player i'm using error reports. does anyone have any idea what would do this?
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Old 2007-03-08, 10:41 AM
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Re: downloads locking up computer...

Are they perhaps in DivX format and you don't have the plug-in? Is there a thread that goes along with the torrent at the other site where you can ask what player to use or if you need special plug-ins?
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Old 2007-03-08, 01:38 PM
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Re: downloads locking up computer...

you know, i think they might me divx. i'll look into it furthur when i get home from work. thanks!
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Old 2007-03-08, 03:20 PM
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Re: downloads locking up computer...

also try it in VLC... this software can play pretty much anything without any codecs having to be installed (it uses its own)
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Old 2007-03-08, 07:21 PM
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Re: downloads locking up computer...

rock on! that player plays them just fine. now, i have to figure out how to convert them so i can watch them on a dvd player...
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Old 2007-03-08, 07:23 PM
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Re: downloads locking up computer...

well, i can play them fine if i open them through the program, but if a try to open the folder they're in, it freezes up again. hmmmm....
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Old 2007-03-08, 07:51 PM
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Re: downloads locking up computer...

alright, i had posted on the site i got them from too, and they pointed me to a link here:
http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/3588p1.html
the problem is that little video / picture previewer in windows on the left hand side of folders when you open them. it trys to read them all and maybe doesn't like divx, but either way that's the problem. that link tells you how to disable it and everything is peachy! thanks for the help!
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