Are You Having Trouble Playing Videos Or Sound Files?

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Dynasty

  The Media Player that comes with windows only supports the basic files. If all you need is to listen to some mp3 music files or watch DVDs, then it should be fine. What happens if a client send over some video that they just took or you received a training video from an instructor and you can't open them?

  A few days ago I got a DVD from a real estate coach. I tried watching the movie but it does not play. The file have a .mp4 extension which the Windows Media Player on my Window Vista computer does not recognize. If I downloaded the Apple Quicktime, that might have worked. But I didn't want to constantly download a program for each file type that I wanted to play later. Instead I opted to download a Codec Pack that would support hundreds of different types of file types.

  The Codec Pack is free and here are the instructions on getting it set up.

1. Go to http://www.free-codecs.com

2. At the left hand bar, there is a category called "Codec Packs"

3. Choose either the K-Lite Codec Pack or the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, as they both will do the job.

4. Click the big "Download the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack."

5. The website will give you access to a page with a lot of download links spread across multiple mirrors. Whichever server you download from, the files will be the same.

6. Once the download is finished, run the .exe file by double clicking on it.

7. For non-experts, it is highly recommended to just install the recommended setup by clicking "Next."

Comments (4)

Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning Song, thanks for posting the information and link, it is appericated!

Nov 06, 2010 08:31 PM
Greg Freeman
Citiwide Real Estate Services - Allen, TX

Wow this is great info, thanks for sharing, been looking for something like this

Nov 06, 2010 08:55 PM
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Thank you Song, for the link, I think it will be very heloful.

Ty

Nov 06, 2010 09:22 PM
Song San
Coldwell Banker Dynasty - Rosemead, CA
Broker, MBA

Dan:  Thanks for reading.

Greg:  Hopefully it helps you. It did for me.

Ty:  Thanks.

Nov 07, 2010 04:28 PM