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Why cant I view the download?

by Seeberg / August 30, 2007 12:25 PM PDT

I have Windows XP..and Media player. I have downloaded a Prison Break Countdown clip from the C/net site, but I cannot get it to play. Download was completed OK, and media player states item is being played, however, nothing is on screen except the following messages...

`File has extension(.widget)not recognised by Windows Media Player...`I then click go ahead anyway option and get `WM PLayer cannot support file/codec..` I then go to web help option, but find it too complicated.

Can anyone help sort this out for me? What do I do?

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Can you give the exact download information ...
by Kees Bakker / August 30, 2007 5:51 PM PDT

so detailed that somebody else can download it following your instructions and have a look at the file?


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Do you mean the videos from here?
by PudgyOne / August 30, 2007 7:45 PM PDT
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What is a widget?
by JP Bill / August 31, 2007 4:27 AM PDT
Yahoo Wiget

Small program referred to as a "widget" that is run by the Yahoo! Widget Engine; formerly run within Konfabulator, which is now part of Yahoo!

Check with Yahoo Widget Engine?
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