Solved MPEG4 video player (and codec?) for Windows ME

January 12, 2012 at 04:14:54
Specs: Windows ME
Hi All,

Is it possible to play MPEG4 video files on Windows ME? Can anyone recommend a player (and MPEG4 codec?) for Windows ME?

Thank you for your time,
Best regards,

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January 12, 2012 at 04:30:56
Most media player developers have ended support for Windows ME a long time ago.
You really need Windows XP or later, then you could use VLC Media Player to play mpeg4 video and a host of other video types.

But the current version of VLC media Player won't work on Windows ME.
It needs Windows XP or later.

Windows ME is a terrible operating system, even Microsoft finally admitted that.
You should have upgraded to Windows XP a long time ago. It will make life a lot easier for you where compatibility is concerned.

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January 12, 2012 at 07:27:09
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"Windows ME is a terrible operating system"

I disagree. It works fine IF you know how to tame it. I ran it for several years & still recommend it over Win98 for older systems. Make sure you disable System Restore & NEVER enable it again. Black Viper has several tips:

Try an old version of VLC Player:

If that doesn't work, try WMP 9 along with the latest Codec pack:

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January 13, 2012 at 14:22:29
Hi riider,

THANK YOU for your reply!! I managed to get it working using the K-Lite Codec Pack version 2.8.8. I did not need to install anything else.

Thanks again and thanks also for the Black Viper tips. :)

Best regards,

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September 16, 2015 at 07:36:37
I installed ME yesterday on a machine with the following specs:

- Celeron III @ 1Ghz
- 256 Mb RAM
- 80 Gb IDE harddisk (Seagate Barracuda)
- Gigabyte 6WMM7 mainboard, with onboard Intel 810 VGA

After a clean installation (and after installing the most recent drivers from the Gigabyte site) the system really flies (total bootup time is about 10 seconds and about 5 seconds when I start counting after the Bios messages ;-)

I disabled the onboard (AC97?) soundcard because I will install a high end class PCI soundcard on it (Guillemot Maxi Studio Isis, capable of 8 track harddisk recording)

Do you think my system will be able to play MP4 movies in HD ready (720) or HD (1080) resolution when using the K-Lite codec pack?
If not, do you know the minimum requirements?

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