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#1 deadlysins

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:29 AM

whenever i try to play a .avi video on WMP, i get a message saying

'the file you are trying to play has an exension (avi) that does not match the file format.
playing the file may result in unexpected behaviour. do you want to play the file?'

pressing yes plays audio only with no video.

any ideas?


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#2 frankp316

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:42 AM

You didn't say which version of WMP you have. 11 is the most recent. Maybe you need codecs. you can download them at this link.





http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:57 AM

You didn't say which version of WMP you have. 11 is the most recent. Maybe you need codecs. you can download them at this link.

sorry yeah, its 11 i have
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:44 PM

Try using VLC Player to see if it will play it. Checking the file with GSpot will let you know whether or not you have the proper codecs installed.

Edited by hillbillygreek, 29 April 2008 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:43 PM

From what I read, it sounds like the AVI extension is wrong. I think it's supposed to another format like MPEG4, WMV, MOV, etc.
Try renaming the file extension or using MPlayer.

Edited by skyfuser, 08 May 2008 - 08:57 PM.

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