You were right that you needed a "CODEC". But which one. You claim you have the MPEG2 codec so the other common codec is DIVX. Try that one at http://www.download.com/DivX-Player-with-DivX-Codec-/3000-2139_4-10062728.html
Still not working? You have to examine which codec the video is asking for with a tool like this one -> http://www.download.com/GSpot/3000-2194_4-10381198.html
Hello. My hard drive recently got corrupted and I had to install WP XP Home, instead of XP Professional that I had previously. After installation and downloading WMP, I was unable to play any MPEG files that previously worked. WMP gives me the following error - C00D11B1. Even the files thumbnails dont look the same. However, the MPEGs work fine when I play them in Quicktime and even ITunes etc. I downloaded/bought a plug-in from the WMP website which I think gives me MPEG-2 decoder/DVD software etc which I thought was an issue. Dont think it helped though I now have more software on my computer! Susequently, I learnt that my Sony digital camera is in the MPEG-1 format while the MPEG-2 is usually for DVDs etc. I would like to view these videos in my Picasa album as I had done previously, and also be able to upload them to Picasa online.
Please let me know if you have any recommendations or thoughts? Thank you in advance.