Why My Videos Won’t Play after Computer Updates

Videos are one of the most viewed forms of content today. Whether it’s to learn a new language or take up a new finance course, most people turn to video tutorials.

Windows has always supported its users to create, embed and edit videos from their computers. Despite the native support, there are some concerns with playing videos after Windows updates are installed.

In this article, we focus on some troubleshooting steps to help fix ‘video not playing’ issue. Read on to learn more.

Solution 1: Update display drivers

Updating Windows also requires that you have the most updated version of drivers available. Hence, updating display drivers help resolve ‘video not playing’ issue in some cases. You can follow the steps below to do the same.

  1. Click on Windows + X and select Device Manager
  2. Find ‘Display Adapters’ and expand the section
  3. Right click on your graphics card and select ‘Update driver’ to update the drivers
  4. Then select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ and allow Windows to locate and install the most recent drivers

Solution 2: Reinstall display drivers

If updating display drivers doesn’t help you resolve the issue, you can try reinstalling them, by following the steps below.

  1. Press ‘Windows + X’ to open the power menu and select ‘Device Manager’
  2. Find ‘Display adapters’ and expand the list
  3. Right, click on the line that shows the make and model of your graphics card and click ‘Uninstall’. Also, make sure that the ‘Delete driver software’ is enabled.
  4. Then restart your computer to automatically reinstall the drivers for you

Now try playing the video file. Ideally, you should not have any problems playing the video if the problem was with your graphics card. However, if it is due to any other reason or this method doesn’t work, proceed to the next step.

Solution 3: Use software rendering

By default, GPU rendering will be used to play videos. But you can choose to use software rendering in case GPU rendering is not available. You can do this by following the steps below.

  1. Click on Start menu and select Control Panel
  2. Click on Network and Internet > Internet Options
  3. This will open the Internet Properties window; select the Advanced tab here
  4. Select the checkbox next to ‘Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering’
  5. Then select the checkbox ‘Use 64-bit processes for enhanced protected mode’ and try playing the video file

If none of these methods help you solve the problem, there may be the issue with the codec compatibility. Try installing the required codec pack and play the video file.

If this doesn’t help, there is a possibility that the video file is corrupt. You will need to repair the file using video repair tools.

Repair damaged video files using Remo MOV Repair Tool:

If none of the above methods help you in fixing the issues with your video files, then the last option left out with you is using third party video repair tools like Remo Repair MOV software. This HD video repair utility fixes damaged MOV files and MP4 files without losing their original quality. The software separates video and audio codecs and fixes the issues, and later adjoins the streams to generate a healthy playable video file.

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