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Old 02-16-2006, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I download a movie or song file (from sites such as yousendit or megaupload), what basically happens is it automatically says downoad complete. Then when I click 'open' it will only play about 5 seconds of the song/video. I've tried opening it in WindowsMediaPlayer and MovieMaker, and it only plays those first few seconds. This is a relatively new problem, and my computer used to download everything just fine. I also know that the files are good, because I can get them to download on other computers. Therefore, it is obviously a problem on my end. I just don't know what. I also don't know how to do anything other than run a virus scan to fix things. And there are no viruses on my computer. Also, it downloads other programs just fine (I'v recently downoaded uTorrent and AnimationShop3, AFTER I started having problems downloading the song/video files).

Any help would be AMAZINGLY appreciated!
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did you try to download them on your pc then transfer them to the other pc and see if they play?
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Umm...you either mean one of two things.

1 - Transfer the files that aren't playing to another PC, and see if they play there. No, I haven't tried that, but I don't think it would work, seeing as the files show up as WAY smaller KB than they really are, and show they only last a few seconds. (But I'm no computer genius, so I'll have to try that anyways).

2 - Download the files on another PC then transfer them to the one I'm trying to get them to. I don't physically have the permission to use any other computer for long enough to download the files, so at this point this is very impossible.


What I actually think is happening is my computer is literally only downloading part of the file (and a very small part at that) and before now, this hasn't really effected anything I've needed/wanted to do, so I didn't bother to figure it out. But I figure that at this point I need to get the prombem fixed instead of messing with a way to work around the problem at the time being.
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I meant the first one.

What if you try a download manager just to check it out?
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See, I have no clue what a downlaod manager is, and no clue what you mean, so you'd have to explain this to me, please.
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No problem...check this out:

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm
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