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Do I Really Need That To Play That Movie

So you surf the internet , see a clip or movie that you can download and you download it .

Then you attempt to play the file and your computer stops , then you receive a message to play this you will need to go on the internet to find the correct codec ( or words to that effect ).

This is where you should STOP.

You are probably about to be infected by spyware or a virus if you agree to download or search for the codec.

Your best bet is to get the VLC Player which can play most video files , dvd’s , cd’s , streaming media , check out the site for the full list. 

If VLC cannot play it , just delete the file and run a full virus / spyware scan. 

Alternatively download the K Lite Codec pack for Windows which should allow most video files to be played in Windows Media Player.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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