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Codecs

Over time I aquired 3 or 4 movie clips. However WMP will not play any of them. As I recall real player wouldn't either.

You know the drill, error message saying a codec may be missing etc. My quetion is how does one even know what codec they need? Maybe a better question is, Why not just install all codecs?

I mean does it hurt anything if one could do this? Aren't they stored all in one place just in case we need one? If this is a possibility, would one of you gents or ladies point me to a site?

I'd rather just install what I can or is available, rather than trying to figure out what I need. If I have to determine what is needed, I doubt I'll ever be watching those clips. lol

Rod

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In short.

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WMP is by Microsoft which does not support what they call "rogue codecs." The longer version is video encoding is still a hotly contested intellectual property battle and MS doesn't have to support "rogue codecs." Once this sinks in, you can install the codec or players you need, but I've see what happens when people "load up" with every codec you see at http://www.moviecodec.com

It's not pretty.

Bob

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Have a look at this;

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Heres a good guide, worked for me :)

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Kazaa Mega codecs pack

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Download this and you will have no further problem. Google can help you find it.

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Hmmmm, I don't like the sound of Kazaa

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Knowing their history and philosophy of bundled apps and spyware with their P2P applications, I'm not sure I would trust anything Kazaa related.

Just a thought.

Mark

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YOUR CODEC ANSWER

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Some of the more popular codec's are divx, xvid, and different's version's of avi files. Do a search for all these. Example of one is Nimo5 biuld 8 codec pack which consists of just about everything you'll need. www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/ Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/Nimo-Codec-Pack.shtml - 86k - Jun 30, 2005 . That is the latest version. It should take care of all your problem's

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