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Proper Codecs

When playing back a downloaded .avi video file, often the error message, "error downloading codec" appears and only the audio portion of the file plays. I have Mediaplayer series 9 on both my 98SE and XP home edition computers. I've gone to the Microsoft download page and tried to D/L the codecs listed there, but even after doing that the same result. Only audio! Is there a way to determine which codec a particular Downloaded video file requires and then know where to go and D/L that required codec? Thanks.

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I've gone to the Microsoft download page and tried to D/L the codecs listed there, but even after doing that the same result. Only audio! Is there a way to determine which codec a particular Downloaded video file requires and then know where to go and D/L that required codec?

1. Are you a "code" reader for these type programs and would you be able to ascertain what they need?

2. I doubt seriously the problem is with the Codecs' themselves but rather what you're trying to use them with XP, and I seriously wonder about whether your reported error message is an actual error message.

a. "Err Msg: A Decompressor Was Downloaded for This File, But It Didn't Work (Q231325)."

b. "Windows Media Player for Windows XP Supported Codecs (Q291948)."

c. "Windows Media Services 4.1 Firewall Information."
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Thanks Cursorboy for your reply.

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Re:Proper Codecs are usually noted at the web site you downloaded the AVI.

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Many will have to muddle about if they can't share the URL of the web site so the forum members can see what is needed, so I'll offer http://www.moviecodec.com for you to ponder what might be needed.

Microsoft will not install any non-authorized codecs, so you get to sort this one out.

Bob

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Re:Re:Proper Codecs are usually noted at the web site you downloaded the AVI.

Thanks Bob for the link to moviecodec.com. Very helpful.

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John, That error message is usually due to not having the DivX/.avi codec. Download it here....


http://download.divx.com/divx/DivX511.exe


I'm pretty certain that should be the proper codec. Let me know how it goes.

Y4

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Hey Y4! Thanks for the link to DivX511.exe file. That seemed to be the missing codec needed. Thanks for the help.

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