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WMP only plays half of video

by i7agon / February 26, 2010 6:47 AM PST

Well, i open up home movies taken on a digital camera and only half the video plays. the video files will state their proper length and the timer bar looks as if it will run the full course but as soon as it reaches the movie will just stop, either replaying the first half or moving on to the next video in the folder/playlist, depending on the setting i have it on.

It says its the lastest WMP version and i'm running vista. There are no error messages and the files run fine on other peoples computers so i dont think its the files themselves which are corrupted, i've tried looking for help with WMP on the forums but so far nothing even slightly relates to this, would much appreciate any help, thanks.

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Try other players.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2010 7:13 AM PST

For this I skip WMP and try VLC Player to see if the video file is OK. It will PEACEFULLY co-exist with WMP and does not touch any codecs.

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Thanks but no luck
by i7agon / February 26, 2010 7:39 AM PST
In reply to: Try other players.

tried that but no luck, that player opens the file saying its half the length it should be. But its definately my computer as the files play just fine on my girlfriends laptop. they're all AVI files if that helps.

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This helped!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2010 8:48 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks but no luck
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by i7agon / February 26, 2010 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: This helped!

Codec for the one of the vids in question is called 'MJPG' 'Motion JPEG' and its status is 'Codec(s) are installed' checking the codecs and other filters list shows all filters are running fine but one:

- - ** Problem ** ** Missing file: ff_acm.acm
- - Type ACM
- - Function Decoder
DSH 4CC Base
REG Driver File ff_acm.acm

ID'ed as msacm.avis

Also i noticed that this program also states that the video is half the length it should be. 18 sec instead of 37.

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That's what a CODEC does.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2010 9:09 AM PST
In reply to: Ok

It deCODEs the Content. Such info as length and more. I use VLC Player to help see what the next step is. Now that you know what's missing go get that.


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