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  Reply # 610302 17-Apr-2012 04:34 Send private message

farcus: if they wont play in VLC then they are either corrupt or encoded with very strange codecs that almost nobody uses.


Well if you read all the posts above you would know that we are talking about files encoded with MSS1 codec - proprietary for Microsoft. And they are not curropted, as some players play audio, others video.

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  Reply # 610305 17-Apr-2012 06:21 Send private message

qfreddie:
Well if you read all the posts above you would know that we are talking about files encoded with MSS1 codec - proprietary for Microsoft. And they are not curropted, as some players play audio, others video.


I guess you missed the part of my post where I said  " . . . or . . . codecs that almost nobody uses."  Laughing

btw - the file you linked plays audio for me but no video.
I use smplayer on Opensuse (linux). I believe it may be available for windows - not sure - but it still doesn't really get you anywhere as there is no video.

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  Reply # 610306 17-Apr-2012 06:32 Send private message

farcus:

I guess you missed the part of my post where I said  " . . . or . . . codecs that almost nobody uses."  Laughing

btw - the file you linked plays audio for me but no video.
I use smplayer on Opensuse (linux). I believe it may be available for windows - not sure - but it still doesn't really get you anywhere as there is no video.


I was able to do that, meaning to play audio OR video. But never both :( This is starting to be very frustrating.

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  Reply # 610308 17-Apr-2012 06:46 Send private message

this should be the audio codec you need (assuming using the same as original poster).

If you can get video then in combination with this it may work.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Acelp_net_Codec.htm

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  Reply # 610311 17-Apr-2012 07:05 Send private message

qfreddie

 

FWIW

 

The free portable version of MPlayer WW  plays your WMV file here perfectly. Video + Audio.

Windows 7 x64.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayer-ww/files/MPlayer_Release/Revision%2034850/

I used the 2 ".7z" 7-Zip files.

Details: MPlayer WW Project

 

 

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 610729 17-Apr-2012 18:56 Send private message

SCUBADOO: qfreddie


FWIW


The free portable version of MPlayer WW  plays your WMV file here perfectly. Video + Audio.

Windows 7 x64.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayer-ww/files/MPlayer_Release/Revision%2034850/

I used the 2 ".7z" 7-Zip files.

Details: MPlayer WW Project

 


YEAH mate, it does! Many Thanks! Works perfectly.

Cheers!

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  Reply # 610787 17-Apr-2012 20:29 Send private message

glad you have a solution! so much easier to find one with a sample file to work with :-)




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  Reply # 611853 19-Apr-2012 13:08 Send private message

qfreddie:
SCUBADOO: qfreddie


FWIW


The free portable version of MPlayer WW  plays your WMV file here perfectly. Video + Audio.

Windows 7 x64.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mplayer-ww/files/MPlayer_Release/Revision%2034850/

I used the 2 ".7z" 7-Zip files.

Details: MPlayer WW Project

 


YEAH mate, it does! Many Thanks! Works perfectly.

Cheers!


next step - convert to a usable format that can be read by the more common media players ?

I have a similar issue with old B&W Quickcam vids (1995 era) , and most if them are candid vids when the kids were little ( 10-ish ) and playing around with the camera. Some have sound, some not, some show video. it's a weird AVI codec setting, but have been able to transcode quite a few to a normal playable AVI by using <dang, forgot the name of it software, but has an anime loader screen>. But much the same situation, using a codec from last century !! LOL




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  Reply # 611881 19-Apr-2012 13:39 Send private message

"SepticSceptic


...next step - convert to a usable format that can be read by the more common media players ?.."

Pardon??

Please supply us with a sample!

I have no doubt (if it is a REAL DIGITAL FORMAT) someone can help.

I will do my best also.




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