Windows 10 forum

Question

Stored videos

by woodyjet / January 4, 2016 1:48 PM PST

After upgrading my win 7 to win 10, how do I now play or show my video files I had stored in my hard drive? When I go to my video files I can't play as I get a "Media Player" ad for an additional cost to view MY files. Why? Do I no longer have a working Microsoft Media Player program or what do I now have in wind 10?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Stored videos
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Stored videos
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
I'll skip prior answers here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2016 2:05 PM PST
In reply to: Stored videos

I went with VLC Player from ninite.com

Collapse -
Answer
MS removed the old Media Player from
by orlbuckeye / January 5, 2016 7:43 AM PST
In reply to: Stored videos

Windows 10. I use GOM and/or VLC. You can go to download.com and download either plus there are more out there. Real Player is also an option. Real Player used to be one of the most popular players.

Collapse -
Answer
Same Problem Here
by RoySchneider / January 5, 2016 7:02 PM PST
In reply to: Stored videos

Windows Media Player has been shown the door of Windows 10, but I'm not sad to ditch this old fashioned video player. Trust me, to be able to open your video files, you just need a free media player for Windows 10, you can either go to download.com to search for and download a win10 video player for free, or check this review about top 5 best video player for windows 10 and decide which to use. Good luck!

Collapse -
Answer
Thanks for the Heads-up on VLC
by woodyjet / January 6, 2016 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: Stored videos

I did download the free VLC and not only am I able to see the videos on my hard drive that I thought I had lost when I upgraded my laptop to wind 10 but I also tried it in watching my old home movies that I originally transferred from 8mm to an external hard drive that are over 59 years old. I almost waited too long as the old 8mm's quality was pretty grainy but still viewable. I also have in file old Alabama vs Auburn football games dating every year going all the way back to 1984. So thanks for the info.

Collapse -
(NT) Thanks for the update. And another nod to use of Ninite.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2016 3:07 PM PST

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!