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Old 10-04-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default avi file not playing

I have a movie in avi format that won't play on winamp, real player or windows media player.

The sound is fine that plays but the actual movie itself won't play. It has dimensions in the properties and is in an avi format, the music being in a mpeg format. I've tried a avi plug in for winamp not sure if it worked but I'm still a little confused as to why it isn't working.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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try re downloading and installing the avi codex pack + . Also instead of using windows media player, have you tried using VLC media player? Give it a try

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Vlc will play ANYTHING you throw at it. Seriously.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:34 AM   #4
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I third VLC. I render my short films to mpeg2 and nothing else but VLC will play them.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:33 AM   #5
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I 4th VLC haha I've had it for about 2 years and it's awesome.
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Vlc will play ANYTHING you throw at it. Seriously.
exept .mov
But anyway, you just need the right codecs. I'd use k-lite codec pack.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:06 PM   #7
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I use VLC to play .mov.
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yep i also vote VNC

any avi codec pack, klite, divx, or stuff like that should get it working, but tbh vlc is all you need
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portable VLC is cool to carry around on a flash drive as well, it only takes up about 8MB...
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Well downloading VLC now, if it doesn't work I'm going to shoot myself. God damn it this is annoying.
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