Solved I have Windows XP and MP4 video wants windows 7 to play.

August 3, 2013 at 19:54:03
Specs: Windows XP, 512
Will Windows 7 work OK in my machine? Compaq 5500 Intel, 512 megs ram and an after market 60 gig chip for "E" drive memory. Thank you, O, people of the internet.

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August 4, 2013 at 03:00:14
If 7 will run on that it'll be really slow and I wouldn't bother with the upgrade if all you want to do is play mp4 files. Just install something like VLC player:

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August 4, 2013 at 06:44:24
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WMP11 for XP doesn't support MP4. Windows 7 + WMP12 does, but I wouldn't suggest running Windows 7 on the older hardware without upgrade, which isn't worth your $$$ to play MP4.

WMP supports the following:
"The MPEG-4 file format, as defined by the MPEG-4 specification, contains MPEG-4 encoded video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)-encoded audio content. It typically uses the .mp4 extension. Windows Media Player does not support the playback of the .mp4 file format. You can play back .mp4 media files in Windows Media Player when you install DirectShow-compatible MPEG-4 decoder packs. DirectShow-compatible MPEG-4 decoder packs include the Ligos LSX-MPEG Player and the EnvivioTV."

You'll need to get the codecs for WMP11 to play MP4, or like mentioned above, get another player that has the codecs built-in. Everyone recommends VLC player, as mentioned by DAVE

Thanks for any input.

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August 4, 2013 at 11:19:17
Just to add that VLC player runs fine on XP.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 1, 2013 at 23:48:20
Have a try to download a powerful player, like VLC to afford your videos

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