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windows media player avi and mpg

by Nataliya33 / September 15, 2006 6:12 AM PDT

why do avi files play out of sync the video seems to play slow.aso mpg files play in the wrong size like if u play a mpg file in the windows media player just in a normal size u will only see a bit of the video. Its as if u are still in fullscreen in the background and u can see it through the normal sized window.

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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2006 6:20 AM PDT

1. The video is indeed messed up.
2. The is a bad or missing codec.

To test for item 2, play it with VLCPLAYER.


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tryed vlc player
by Nataliya33 / September 15, 2006 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: 2 ideas.

i tryed the vlc player avi files played in sync. but when i tryed to play mpg files it does the same thing nero does its all split screen and green coloured this is the same for dvds to. im pretty sure its something to do with nero i used to have nero 7 but i unistalled it beacuse of this problem cause it was fine when i had nero 6. i unistalled nero 7 but i had trouble unistalling it so i had to try and get rid of bits of it manuallly but theres still traces of it left. i installed nero 6 but i still got this problem.

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If Vlcplayer flubs then it's a bizarre encoding or
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2006 11:40 PM PDT
In reply to: tryed vlc player

Corrupted file. Research CODECs on google.com to learn more about those. Vlcplayer has all the common codecs inside itself so it's my test to find out if the file is good or badly encoded/corrupt.

You're on the right track now.


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yeah but
by Nataliya33 / September 16, 2006 12:44 AM PDT

i know what your saying but if dvds do the same then there must be something that causeing it to happen like codecs clashing or something

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What are you playing the DVD with?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2006 1:03 AM PDT
In reply to: yeah but

VLCPlayer can play some DVDs so if that works then you know to uninstall the DVD player software and reinstall that.

Nero, Roxio and such didn't come with decent DVD player software so don't look there.


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