Computer stuff - video problems
It very much depends on your operating system as to
what format of video file is capable of being played by the media
player on your PC or mobile device. Tablets and phones might not play
some kinds of AVI video, for example, and older PCs sometimes seem
unable to cope with MP4 format video. More recent PCs and devices tend
to be more versatile and often cope with most formats, but the issue is
used on this website are in MP4
FORMAT which it is hoped most PCs, tablets and phones
can play without problem. Depending on your browser, the video might
open directly and stream to play on
your PC, such as in Internet Explorer, but Google Chrome or Silk may
need to download it first
before it will play. Some older versions of Windows Media Player might
play the video in sound only, however, and to solve such problems you
may need to download and install a video
codec. These allow Media Player to open and
correctly decode video files and are often available free on the
Examples of video
codecs which are known to help on PCs include DIVX which can be obtained free by clicking HERE.
installing any programmes from the internet, read this VERY
IMPORTANT NOTICE [click]
If you are
viewing this website on a mobile phone or tablet you may find that some
pages do not display correctly and that some videos will not play. Some
attempt has been made to optimise this website for the Kindle
Fire HD and the Windows
Mobile Phone, but guarantees cannot be given that the same
can be said for the huge number of other mobile devices and operating
further info or advice, contact Alan by clicking HERE, or ring him. Also, try googling “video file formats” for lots more info.
PC or device say it is unable to play a video?
play but not display properly e.g. no sound?
If “yes” is the answer to either question, read on.