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#1 .Connor

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

I have Vista right but it wont play any AVI files, Help~! :huh:

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#2 KikassAssassin

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:50 PM

You might be missing a codec that the video files need. Try installing the Combined Community Codec Pack. It includes most of the common codecs that are used in videos nowadays.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:35 AM

hi,,, try this well known codec pack,,, K-Lite,,, i have it on 3 vista and 1 xp machine,,, works very well,,,
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2054/vista_...te_user_account
good luck.
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#4 .Connor

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:06 AM

Still doesnt work.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:11 AM

Hi Connor

Not sure if the other options given here contain the DIVX codecs.
Go to http://www.divx.com and download the free codecs. It worked for me.

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#6 KikassAssassin

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:57 PM

CCCP includes DivX, so no need to download it separately.


Connor, what video player(s) are you using? Have you tried a different player to see if it's a problem with the player itself? If you haven't, try downloading Media Player Classic: Home Cinema (get the 32-bit version, even if you have 64-bit Vista. The 64-bit version is unfinished and buggy), and see if it plays with that.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:28 AM

Installing codec packs can be risky. They can mess stuff up. It's best to install just the codec that you need.

For this, you'll need to know which codec is missing. Open up the AVI file using G-Spot, and it will tell you the required codecs.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

Good luck

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:30 PM

Thanks to all but none worked, Heres what i got from gspot

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:00 PM

Over a day and still no reply?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:21 PM

Wow I'm surprised that G-Spot doesn't know if a codec is needed or not either. Usually it indicates with a message that everthing is OK or that a codec is needed. The only info that might be useful to ya is that it identifies that the AVI file runs on a MPEG4 codec. It also hints that maybe Xvid compression was used. (Xvid is different from DivX but similar).

I'm guessing that maybe the AVI file is corrupt or is in a really unstandard format (which is about as good as being corrupt).

You might want to try this freeware program at this point: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Vi.../Sherlock.shtml (Sherlock Codec Detective).
It's similar to G-Spot except it atttempts to list all of the codecs installed on your system. I'm guessing that if you run it, it should list MPEG4 and Xvid somewhere buried in listings.
If it doesn't you may want to search for just those codecs and install them.

I have the feeling that Vista comes with MPEG4 support but possibly not Xvid.

If that doesn't work then you may want to consider that the AVI file is corrupt or poorly designed and try downloading it again or getting it from a different source.
Good luck.
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Edited by BlackBurst, 02 September 2008 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:20 PM

I nly use two codecs for AVI files, one is divx and the other is Ac3Filter http://ac3filter.net/project/2/releases
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