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Al Kusanagi
out from the well
(7/29/02 7:46:46 am)
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Little help, please
Here's my problem: I just got a bunch of CDs with Japanese MPGs on them. Now, while I have Japanese support for my browser and I have a Japanese input program, my basic Windows ME can't be switched to read Japanese like the never versions. Whenever I put the CDs in my drive, the files come up as "jibberish".mpg. Because of this, my computer can't read them and gives me "file does not exist" type messages. So what can I do to be able to view them?

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 7:52:59 am)
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Re: Little help, please
Move to Japan. Then put it in a computer there ...

Al Kusanagi
out from the well
(7/29/02 8:15:51 am)
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Re: Little help, please
I AM in Japan. Otherwise I'd pick up a newer version of Windows, but the Japanese Windows isn't compatible with my US system.

Huw Lines
manipulator of the Virus
(7/29/02 8:19:39 am)
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Re: Little help, please
Nice avatar Disco;)

P.S. Narasegawa, yours is cool too!

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 8:29:08 am)
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Re: Little help, please
Heh. Sorry, Al. Just couldn't resist it! Hmmm. Yeah, I've heard that Me/2000 are pretty unaccepting of many formats, applications and devices. 98 S.E is still the best one for my money ...

Honestly though, I'm afraid I really just don't know that much about computers. Maybe Microsoft will have something for download on their website to help your computer to accept it? If there's no advice there, you can always email for personal assistance, I guess. Umm, yeah. Sorry I can't be of much more help than that. DAMN Microsoft!! (I sewar, if I had the money, I'd just buy Apple for the rest of my dying days ..)

Al Kusanagi
out from the well
(7/29/02 9:58:40 am)
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Re: Little help, please
All I could find from Microsoft's official WinME site was a Japanese program that lets me turn all of the menus for Internet Explorer into Japanese. It said that it would install Japanese support for Windows, but it never happened.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 10:04:56 am)
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Re: Little help, please
Well then Windows can go f*ck themselves right in their stupid ears!! Umm, Kame will be at this post in about 1.5 hours, I think. As he is the self-confessed "Mack-Daddy of HTML", I think it might be worth a shot if you talked to him. He might just have a solutuion. Either that, or talk to J - who deals with Japanese software a LOT, I'm led to believe.
Don't give up yet, bro!

Narusegawa
manipulator of the Virus
(7/29/02 10:43:22 am)
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Re: Little help, please
Have you tried Windows Update site? I remember seeing the Japanese modifier there. If not try http://www.zdnet.com/ in the downloads section..

ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(7/29/02 12:41:45 pm)
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Re: Little help, please
Al, I've had a similar problem in the past. The mpeg filenames are in Japanese, correct? Try this:

-Download the file from the disk to your desktop
-Rename the file something in English

The computer should then be able to play them. Of course, you'll have to rename everything something English and burn them back onto disk in order to clear everything off your desktop...

The Japanese entry program you're using, is it Global IME? You might want to try that as it's a Microsoft file, and will download all the fonts MS uses in Japanese. Then you'll want to adjust the Regional Options in Control Panel and make sure Japanese is checked.


j.

Edited by: ring rasen loop at: 7/29/02 12:46:22 pm
Al Kusanagi
out from the well
(7/30/02 4:02:07 am)
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Re: Little help, please
Renaming and copying were the first things I tried, but I keep getting a "path does not exist. File may not exist or have been deleted" message. And despite having the various Japanese writing and encoding programs, the "Japanese" option isn't available under my regional settings. I guess I'll have to have a friend pick up whatever passes for the newest version of Windows...

Turtle God Kame
the chosen infected
(7/30/02 9:45:58 pm)
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I got you solved!
ok, you need something that changes the text to japanese...

I use mview16... um... try to find that

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