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    Default video downloads ...Unknown file type-

    AsusŪ Essentio CM6730-US005O Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz 16GB Desktop Computer

    just bought this computer

    when I go to YouTube and download a video my computer says it does not recognize the file type..." Unknown file type "

    so I click on "open" then I click on... "Open using already installed software " then I click on Media Player Classic Home Cinima

    and the file plays...

    so what do I need to do to fix this so that the file is recognized

    these are just flv or mp4 files

    I did notice 1 thing,,,if I actually named the file myself as [ .mpg ] or .flv it would download and let me play it right away

    lol

    help please

    thanks

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    Default Re: video downloads ...Unknown file type-

    I found the solution on my own after searching for a while

    My computer was hiding file extensions

    A file name extension is a set of characters added to the end of a file name that determine which program should open it.


    Windows hides file name extensions, but you can choose to make them visible.
    To show or hide file name extensions


    • Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button ,
      clicking Control Panel,
      clicking Appearance and Personalization,
      clicking Folder Options.
    • Click the View tab,
      and then, under Advanced settings
      To show file name extensions, clear, or remove the check-mark on " Hide extensions for known file types " check box
      then click OK.



      now that was easy enough

      lol

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