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WMP wont play any video files


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syb388

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Hello,
until recently WMP played everything fine, now when opening a video file (.avi, .mpeg) its says acquiring codec.. codec acquired and then only plays the sound but no video. I think this may have happened after using atf or ccleaner, not sure though. I have other media players like real player and quicktime and none of them play video files either, only VLC player does but the playback isnt perfect. Now I know I need some codecs but am hesitant to download them from some unknown site, so if somebody can point me in the right direction, I would be ever grateful- thanks

Edited by syb388, 17 August 2007 - 12:49 PM.

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Try this link.
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thanks, I installed the divx codec, everything I tried so far works.
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thanks, I installed the divx codec, everything I tried so far works.
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Thanks for letting us know.
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I hope it is not out of line or off-topic for me to express my distaste for either WMP or Realplayer here, but I would like to do so.

I have had several problems with each. Now, winamp on the other hand, has so far been a reliable media player, have had no problems with it. Having all my media in one place feels so much better! :blink: Took a while though, but the set up and usability of win amp beats either of the other two in my experience. I hate to see folks using Realplayer anyway. That program would eat my music by the album, and I'd have to restore the library at least a couple times a week.

Just look at how cool WinAmp can look!

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Anyone interested could follow this link here to find more info or d/l:

Win Amp

Edited by Large, 18 August 2007 - 01:41 AM.

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