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Solved: no video on download of .AVI file


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shimakaze

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I have been sent links to 2 video clips (.AVI files) held on the Google website. I should like to have access to those videos even when I do not have Internet access so have tried to download them onto my computer (a Dell 1525 running 28-bit Windows Vista). When I try to download, I initially get a warning that "Google can't scan this file for viruses". I click "Download anyway" and the file then appears to download correctly and completely viz the donwloaded file is the same size as the original (53.8MB). However when I try to play back the downloaded file using Windows Media Player, I get the audio only: no video - which was rather the point of the cut!

Could anyone please advise me on how to download a video .AVI file successfully from the Google website and play it back on my computer with video?

Many thanks in advance.

Edited by shimakaze, 25 August 2013 - 02:44 PM.

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I think you'll find that you have a 32bit version of Vista as a 28bit version does not exist.

Windows Media Play does not contain codecs for .AVI files so instead obtain VLC Player as it will play 99.9% of anything.

http://www.videolan....ad-windows.html
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Brilliant! Question posed 1628, reply with link to solution posted 17 minutes later, both files successfully viewed using VLC Player by 1705. All in the finest traditions of GeeksToGo: many thanks. Issue resolved.

28- v 32-bit: erm, yes, of course you are right.
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You are most welcome Shimakaze. :thumbsup:
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