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Cant Play A Movie I Downloaded.

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#1 corvette10


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:17 PM

ok so i downloaded a movie from limewire and the format is avi. for some reason it wont play it. it says its about compressed codec or somthin.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 19 February 2007 - 06:51 PM.

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#2 fozzie


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:21 PM

Download VideoInspector here and see whether the file is corrupt. If it is OK please advise which codecs you have on your PC?

#3 Walkman


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:28 PM

Try these programs:

FREE Codecs

Real Alternative
Media Player Classic
Quicktime Alternative

Get the VideoLan 1st. That will normally work when all else fails.

Also, when posting issues, make sure to include programs in which you have tried or not, to better help you.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:26 AM

Agreed with Walkman, sounds like a missing CODEC!
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:25 PM

That Video Lan Player is my best friend. Had a movie on one computer and streamed it over the network to a different computer hooked to a tv. Super compatible with tons of videos.

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