Videos on IE9

My new oc is Win7 64bit and IE9.  I can't play most videos on line.  How can I fix this?
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Depends what video clips you are tring to play.
Can you list any examples?

In general, having loads of codecs and media players installed on a pc is not a good idea.

You tend to find one player defaults can clash and conflict with a different player.

Also the more codecs installed, (used to support different formats) each can have different versions, this then gets more complicated as different queries can be to do with each specific players....

You can download via or a K-Lite codec pack, which has a standard all round set number of codecs and recommended players.
In the mean time, I'd normally use something like VLC - free, easy and simple to use, works with most formats really well, does not hit the performance on the cpu or system, not complicated yet powerful enough to do most tasks really well.

Some people advise against downloading or installing loads of codecs etc, as sometimes you can download a pack from a suspect source and get virus or malware issues, be careful.

The system problems too can cause issues, my advice in general, make a note of what codecs are required, install codecs you need and not the ones you don't.
Stick to the likes of Divx Player from as this tends to be ok for some formats, though VLC is probably the most practical from an all round standpoint.

I still prefer Media Player Classic and VLC over most others..

Any examples you can give re urls etc you are trying to use, etc be helpful.
Also some sites have regional restrictions, so check that too, might not be your system issue.
GeorgeVAuthor Commented:
I guess I was not too specific with my problem.  When I am in IE9 and there is a link on the MSN page to play a video, when I click on the link the video flashes and blinks while playing.  If I open the same video using Google Chrome, it plays fine on the same pc.  I think it might be an issue with Flash, 64bit WIN7 and IE9.  I just can't seem to get the right combination to work.
You need to have both the 32bit and 64bit version of Adobe Flash installed, plus Shockwave, Air from, would suggest Java installed too, you need to have both the 32bit and 64bit version of Java
If you have any problems, check any a/v and internet security and IE security settings first.

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