On one occasion I tried the trouble-shooter, thinking it was from MS, only to find it had downloaded something called Total Care System from Safebytes Software LLC, which claimed to have found 359 critical errors on the PC, as follows; 80 dll 139 Empty or corrupt Active X entries 126 Invalid user software paths and missing entries.
Never having heard of Safebytes Software I looked them up and found only one site calling it crapware amongst a mass just listing what it claims to do.
The VLC software handles the updating process for you, downloading and installing the codec for use with your media files.
Go to "Start" and click "All Programs." Click "Video LAN" then "VLC Media Player."Click "Help" and "Check for Updates."Click "Yes" to download the current VLC player and codec updates.
There would seem to be three options: a) install an alternative to videolan, b) pay up and risk the consequences, c) restore the laptop with the only existing image, about 7 months old.
Some services give you the ability to download additional codecs, if they have been created. VLC will play almost anything you can find to test on it.
It will stream live radio through the internet, it will play a long-forgotten media file lost since 1995, and it will play your DVDs. VLC comes with a wide range of options from configuring external displays, tweaking the audio, and video looping.
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