Solved Upgrade to Windows 10 changed all my videos to MPEG format

August 11, 2016 at 19:56:16
Specs: Windows 64
I had about 8 family videos on my hard drive. When I switched over to Windows 10 I noticed that all the videos are labeled as MPEG. I open them up I get the sound only, no videos. Is there an easy fix to converting these back to videos? I really don't want to roll back to Win 7 but these videos are obviously real important to me. Thanks in advance for any responses.

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August 13, 2016 at 06:55:59
I agree. Win10 doesn't include the ability to play videos or DVDs natively. Just install VLC player as recommended by the others.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

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August 11, 2016 at 20:53:47
Upgrading to Windows 10 did not convert your videos to MPEG, they were already that format. MPEG is a video format, probably the most common format out there right now. Most likely you need a player that can play this format. Have a look at VLC Player.

www.videolan.org it can play just about any format available.

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August 11, 2016 at 22:47:00
Also, as these videos are important, ensure you have them duplicated off the system. Typically to DVD (make two sets, and check and update regularly; and store in separate location); and to an external hard drive too.

The number of times pholks seem to lose important stuff, and have no backups/duplicates is legion... Don't add to that number...

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August 12, 2016 at 06:38:22
MS can be fussy about some video types. VLC is great - it can play about anything and its free.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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August 13, 2016 at 06:55:59
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I agree. Win10 doesn't include the ability to play videos or DVDs natively. Just install VLC player as recommended by the others.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

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August 25, 2016 at 04:52:56
I also agree with you. After installing VLC player. Right-Click on any video and go to its properties. From the properties change the media player to VLC.After this change all of your system videos will open in VLC player.

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August 25, 2016 at 10:49:56
Re #5.
Not quite right. You right click any video and go to "Open With". You then choose VLC Player.

Note, this has to be done with every video file type you use but not every video. Mp4 is the most popular file type but there are many others.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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