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How Do i Play AVI files


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NvidiaDude

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hi , how do i play AVI files because windows media player and real player cant what can ? :tazz:
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Open Media Player, click tools, options, file types to check DVD and AVI are ticked
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Keith got there first

Edited by darth_ash, 02 September 2005 - 01:37 PM.

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Hi everything it ticked and still doesnt work any ideas
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The Avi you're trying to play may be need a diffent codec...Possibly DivX?.

Heres a link to DivX site for a free download..

http://www.divx.com/

HTH
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Also make sure that the file is complete (if you downloaded it through a p2p program but got cut off in the middle). I remember incomplete files can't be played.
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in google type Divx and download it that plays .avi movies
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Hello, NvidiaDude. (Nice name, btw.)

Is this a movie? If it is, just answer yes - NO more details than that...I don't need to know where you got it from.

If you did answer yes it may also need other codecs, like AC3, XVID, or others, google them, if this is the case.

Also, has numb said, if this is a movie that hasn't finished all the way then that is quite probably your problem, if not one of them.

I'm sorry if I'm making the wrong assumptions here. If this is off a camcorder or such, maybe even a program like hypercam, you will quite likely need to convert it to divx.

Please let me know which is the case. Thank you

Edited by OwNt, 02 September 2005 - 11:50 PM.

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If you wish to find out which codec the file is encoded with, you can use this application, "GSpot" (ignore the name :))
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

If you open the file in that tell us the Video and Audio codecs that it lists and post back here, and we'll be able to give you more information.

Alternatively, you could try opening the file in VLC:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc
this application is able to open almost any video file, in almost any codec - even if the file's download is incomplete :tazz:
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u need to associate those files with the players first before u can use it, just get DivX
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Ok thakns for all your help and support guys i downloaded DivX and it works now but thanks anyway :tazz:
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I would sugged the K-Lite codec pack to play almost anything anywhere.

http://www.proarena....odec134.exe.htm

I dont know if I'm allowed to post URLS here, so I'm sorry if I've upset a moderator.
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