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Topic # 5669 16-Nov-2005 03:37

hi everyone

i downloaded an episode of friends on my pc, it was in an 'avi' file type an windows wont plat it, do i need a codec or somethin im not really sure but seen the term floatin about on the net, i cant get a straight answer, anyone got any solutions

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Reply # 23336 16-Nov-2005 07:32
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Without knowing what codec was used is hard to find. The most popular for home made movies is Divx. There's a free codec and player only available for download - no need to buy the full version (that's only if you're making your own movies).





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  Reply # 23414 17-Nov-2005 09:12
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Freitasm is right. Its probably DIVX you're needing. Any large movie worth its salt is going to be encoded with it since its supposed to provide near DVD quality in a smaller file size.(Although it depends on how you encode it.)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 23451 17-Nov-2005 16:58
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Or you can use Gspot to determine what sort of codec you need.

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/




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  Reply # 23456 17-Nov-2005 18:05

try using mplayer to play your movies, its free and is better than Windows Media Player if you ask me. I've never had to download codecs and I play quicktime, realmedia, xvid, divx and more

unofficial win32 package http://mplayer.sunset-utopia.homeip.net/
official homepage http://mplayerhq.hu




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  Reply # 23457 17-Nov-2005 18:08

btw avoid downloading DivX from divx.com last time I did it installed Gator (evil adware)




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  Reply # 23488 18-Nov-2005 09:17
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Or use VLC (VideoLan). It is also free and plays pretty much anything (including DiVX) without the nasty spyware muck.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/





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  Reply # 23519 19-Nov-2005 03:43
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I would also recommend vlc player. It plays almost anything you throw at it.






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  Reply # 23520 19-Nov-2005 06:24
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your all making this rather complicated.

I take it you used a bittorrent client to get the .avi file? if you do a search on torrentspy.com for k-lite codec pack and download the file and run it, it will install every codec you will ever need and you can use windows media to watch and listen to anything. no need for multiple media players.




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