Mpeg Media Video Files

How do I view mpeg video files on windows 8? I was able to see the thumbnail/preview as well as the video on my old laptop, windows 7, using windows media player.  With new laptop, Sony Vaio, windows 8, now I only get the audio from the video file and can't see the thumbnail/preview. Tried Media Go, QuickTime, can't see my videos. Please help. What do I need, app, software,? Tried contacting Geeksquad, they installed vlc and was able to open file and view, but then could not see the preview, and therefore I would have to open each individual file to see what it is, which would take me forever......
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How do I view mpeg video files on windows 8? I was able to see the thumbnail/preview as well as the video on my old laptop, windows 7, using windows media player.  With new laptop, Sony Vaio, windows 8, now I only get the audio from the video file and can't see the thumbnail/preview. Tried Media Go, QuickTime, can't see my videos. Please help. What do I need, app, software,? Tried contacting Geeksquad, they installed vlc and was able to open file and view, but then could not see the preview, and therefore I would have to open each individual file to see what it is, which would take me forever......
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No guarantees...but the following codec pack may
be worth a try:

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

Windows 8 Codecs
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Windows_8_Codecs_d7587.html
(the file to download is  :  win8codecs_v152.exe)

If you decide to try it...let us know the result.


.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***

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