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.avi videos only plays sound?


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==SpuD==

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Some of my old videos i found on a harddrive are .avi file type, but when coming to play them on vista i get sound but no video :)

Why is this??

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I'm can't really explain why that is happening, the only suggestion I can make is if you are using Windows Media Player
to try and play those types of file that you can use VLC Media Player.
I use it to play .avi files without any problems at all.
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Thanks, am downloading i now!

Someone said to me thoe that its something to do with codecs?? :)

What ere they and is there one i need to download?

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Edit: Yeah it works fine with vlc, Thanks for that! :)

Edited by ==SpuD==, 26 May 2008 - 06:04 AM.

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Hi Spud,
Glad to hear that VLC worked for you.
Here is some info on what a codec is.
Probably the most popular codec pack is the K-Lite Codec Pack, downloading it will allow you to play many more types of files with Windows Media Player.
I prefer VLC because it has all of those codecs built in instead of running two different programs to play one file though.
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okay, Thanks for your help :)

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