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    everytime i try to view certain video files and most notably my profile on myspace i get a little popup that says "Cannot Create DirectShow Player" quite often the music doesnt play, or the video doesnt load, is there any way i can fix this?


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    err... what the hell? That's a new one.

    Direct show is the filter sets that runs most audio and video players in windows (maybe some others). Things like Halii Spliter and DirectVobSub all have to do with Direct Show... I think. Basicly a lot to do with codec packs and codecs themselves.

    If I had to guess, I'd say that you might be directing to open a video with a player that has it's own built in codecs (like VLC or MPlayer), thus the video fails. I'm not really sure, but that might be a good start point.

    I'll look into it and edit this post if time allows. Good luck in the meantime.

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    http://www.opentechsupport.net/forum...c/27451-1.html
    Supposedly the answer is somewhere in that mess, acording to a post on a different forum. I guess WMP is fucked up on your system is some respect, or Java script is... or something. Take a look in there and try some of the repair commands they mention.
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    considering what you said, might it be because i switched my defaualt media program from WMP to VLC?


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    That'd probably do it, yeah. Swich it back, or simply get the address of the embeded video files, and copy/paste them into WMP or Real or Media Player Classic or any other Directshow enabled player.
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    problem is... i dont know how i did that or how to get the address of the video files... T_T ... i just guessed at that cuz i told windows to instead of opening files in WMP to use VLC. i assumed mozilla did the same


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    For windows itself, go to any explorer window (my computer will work), go to tools, folder options, then the 'File types' tab. Find the types of files you want (wmv, avi... w/e), and change the default player on them to a Directshow enabled one (or tell it to restore the default, and it should go back to WMP).

    Umm... for Firefox, go to tools, options, downloads, and click the button for 'View and Edit Actions'. There you should be able to... err... change the application used for everything. Tell WMV to open with WMP, and avoid changing your default windows settins this way. I'd go this route.

    Alternatly for Firefox, you can get a extention called Media Player Connectivity. It's a litte buggy still, at the time, but it should do the job.
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    Changing them one by one can be tedious. There's a way to do it from Windows Media Player itself. In WMP, go to Tools > Options. Open the File Types tab, select which ones you want to associate with WMP.

 

 

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