Windows Media Center on Windows 8 Issue - No Videos Playing

Hi,

I just upgraded my Windows 8 and add new feature "Windows Media Center" using the link : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

I was loving Windows 8, but after installing Windows Media Center update, no videos are playing, neither in Media Center, nor VLC, nor Media Play or any other player, the player just hangs up and "xxxx has stopped working"

I tried to remove Media Center for Remove features also but no luck, can someone please help !

Thanks,
Shubham

Hi Shubham,

Make sure you have a Windows 8 driver or the most recent driver for your video card. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the video manufacturer's website (or your computer's manufacturer if you have a Dell, HP, etc.)  and check the driver version for your specific model.
  2. Press the Windows key + C to access the Charms bar
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Control Panel
  5. Select Device Manager
  6. Expand Display adapters
  7. Right-click on your device and select Properties
  8. Select the Driver tab and compare the driver date and version with the information from the manufacturer's website. If needed, continue to step 9 to install the new driver.
  9. Download the driver from the manufacturer's website and save the file to your desktop so that it is easy to locate.
  10. Select Update Driver from the Driver tab
  11. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  12. Select Browse
  13. Select Desktop
  14. Select the file you saved in step 9
  15. Select OK
  16. Select Next

 

Dena

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Hi,

Doesn't work, the videos play well in safe mode also. Nothing related to drivers and videos on youtube and realplayer plays well, issue with codecs, reinstalled, nothing helps !
Shubham Gupta ( ~NeO~ )
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Hi Shubham,

What file type are the videos? If you have not already, logon with a different user account and try playing the video.

Dena

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