Windows Vista – Resolve The Issue Related To COM Surrogate While Launching Video Format Files
If you are using Windows Vista, you must have frequently noticed that many a times when you try opening a folder containing video-format files like AVI or MPEG, you get a error message notifying you that a problem has caused COM Surrogate to stop working properly and Windows needs to close the program.
The message does not go away even if you close the program. You will be repeatedly prompted by the message until you close the pertinent folder. At times, when you are in a hurry of finishing some important task, this COM Surrogate error issue turns out to be quite annoying and irritating.
You will mainly get this error message if you have installed any media player applications including DivX, Nero, KMPlayer, etc which contain some common files which are incompatible with Windows Vista.
The easiest solution to resolve COM Surrogate error issue in Windows Vista is to either uninstall such incompatible applications or get them updated to the latest available version. As another alternative, you may use the below mentioned workaround.
- Go to the command prompt with admin privileges.
- Type “regsvr32 %windir%/System32/vbscript.dll” and hit the “Enter” key.
- You will get a dialog box with a message saying that DLL registration in C:\Windows\System32/vbscript.dll is successfully done.
- Now open “Computer” and click on “Organize”. Choose “Folder & Search Options” and go to the tab “View”. Check (Tick) the checkbox corresponding to the option for always showing icons and not thumbnail items.
Microsoft Offers Native Support For Divx, Xvid And Quicktime .MOV Movie Files
While playing media files such as movies, video and audio clips on Windows media player, an exact codec is required to decode the formats of all the files. Video file formats like DivX, MOV and XviD are usually found among the Internet downloading and digital camera files. Such video files could not be natively supported by Windows OS, except Windows 7.
Now, Microsoft has introduced an inbuilt native support of XviD and DivX to play the video files and movies encoded in such formats. As per the announcement of Windows 7 regarding the new changes, a native support for .MOV file formats would be added to Windows Media Player.
Of course, this increased range of natively supported video file formats in Windows 7 Beta has gained much popularity. Before this addition, you could not notice a definite spot in the video file via Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player for AVCHD content that was imported from the digital camcorder. So that now, Microsoft has addressed this format, the problem does not persist.
In addition, the native support for video files from the digital camera is working very effectively. Microsoft is collecting more and more positive feedbacks about the broader set of native support.
Before playing .MOV files, Vista Codec Pack or Apple QuickTime or alternative players such as VLC Media player has to be downloaded and installed. This installation adds unnecessary stuffs in your system, like Apple Update and useless codecs.
Thus, now Windows 7 users will be able to playback XviD, DivX and QuickTime .mov files and for that there is no need of installing any additional software at all.
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Whether you are watching an Anime movie, or Greek, Chinese, or Dutch movie or even local language movies like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada or Malayalam, you can now download English/other language subtitles for most of the movies if you do not understand the language.
If you do not know what subtitles are, they are the printed text on the screen that run along with dialogues spoken in a movie or documentary. You may not understand dialogues in certain movies, either because the quality of sound may not be good or the movie may be in a different language, that’s when you need subtitles.
I have listed 12 sites below, from where you can download subtitles for most movies in avi, wmv, dvd, divx format.
1> Open Subtitles
3> Subtitles – Images
5> Divx Subtitles
6> Subtitles Box
7> Any Subs
8> Movie Subtitles
9> All Subs
10> Divx Movies Subtitles
11> Movie Subtitles
12> All 4 Divx