I can’t run the video lessons.

Can’t run the video lessons?


As thousands of customers have opened the exact same videos without any problems, you can rest assured that everything is fine with these video files. If for some reason you can’t open a video lesson, however, it certainly indicates that something is amiss.


Now, while we don’t know the specific properties of your computer or how you’ve tried to open the video file, and thus can’t tell you what caused the problem, what we can do is tell you the CORRECT WAY to open these video files.


The procedure for obtaining and using the course is outlined below:


Step 1: Download


After purchasing the course, you’ll then need to download it. For more details on how to complete this step, please watch this VIDEO TUTORIAL

Note that if you are unable to download a complete file due to a slow internet connection (or the like), please refer to the following FAQ: LINK

Step 2: Decompress


After you’ve successfully downloaded the file, you then need to unpack its contents so that you can run the course. For more details on how to decompress (unpack) the chess course, please watch this VIDEO TUTORIAL. If you can’t decompress the files, then please refer to the following FAQ: LINK

Step 3: Start the course


Now that you have successfully unpacked (decompressed) the course, go to the course’s folder and click on the file named “autorun.exe” to start the course’s graphical menu. For a visual guide to completing this step, please watch this VIDEO TUTORIAL. If you can’t complete this step and run the course, please refer to the following FAQ: LINK

Step 4: Install swf opener and pgn viewer


Having completed the above step, you will be presented with a graphical menu that will help guide you through the course’s lessons and practical exercises. Before starting the course, however, you will first need to go to the “Programs” section and install the two (2) presented programs.

The program named “SWF OPENER,” is necessary for opening the video lessons. Once you have installed this program, you will then be able to easily view the video lessons. If on the other hand you still have problems, please click the red help button on the bottom right-hand side of the course’s graphical menu.



Still can’t open the video lessons?


If for some reason you still can’t open the video lessons, then please try the following solutions one after another.


Solution 1:


Try disabling your antivirus/firewall programs because it is possible that these programs could block some of the course’s files.

Solution 2:


Try to download, install and test the following video players. After you have installed a new video player, reboot your computer and try opening the video lessons once again.



Solution 3:


As it is possible that your computer doesn’t understand how to open SWF files, let us try to associate SWF files with a certain video player. You can do this as follows:


A)  Find any *.swf video on your computer. Or if you like, you can download (and decompress) this sample: https://chess-teacher.com/old/materials/index.zip


B)  Right-click on this video and select the option “open with”. Then select “SWF opener” from the list of programs (or if you are using a program other than SWF opener to view the videos, then select that program instead).

We strongly believe that if you watch the above mentioned tutorials carefully and follow them closely, you will be able to open video files without any problems.


If due to some unforeseen circumstances you still cannot view the video lessons, then please contact us and provide a DETAILED description of your situation. We will naturally do all that we can do to find a suitable solution for you.


please watch this VIDEO TUTORIAL


Related links:

How to download your chess course

How to extract the course after downloading it

I have a technical problem with your course

How to open pgn files

I didn’t get the bonus pack for the course

I can’t download the course due to my slow internet connection.

I can’t see all the tasks in the practical part.

I downloaded the course, but I can’t decompress the files.

My antivirus program found a virus in your course.

I downloaded and decompressed the course’s files. However it doesn’t work properly.