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.avi Files No Longer Play

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ABSTRAX, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. ABSTRAX

    ABSTRAX Thread Starter

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    As far as I'm aware this isn't your typical "Codec Not Installed" problem...

    Earlier today I was deleting some apps that I no longer use... one of the apps I deleted happened to be the WinDVD that came installed on the HP laptop... there was a warning before I deleted it but I never normally have an issue so I deleted it...

    Anyway... now .avi files no longer play on my system... at first I had a 'WARNING: NOTHING TO OUTPUT BFRAME DECODER LAG" message on a black screen when I tried to play a file in any number of players... PowerDVD, (reinstalled) WinDVD for example... I installed the DivX codec again thinking maybe I had inadvertantly deleted it along with WinDVD and now the message no longer appears but any .avi I try to watch will remain static on its opening screen and refuse to actually play... I ran a check with GSpot and I have more than enough codecs installed for both Video and Audio playback so it does not appear to be a codec issue

    I've tried everything i can think of besides formatting my laptop and doing a fresh install of everything... but that does seem a little drastic for a playback problem... I'm hoping some1 here can help me out


    Thanks
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Were you "deleting" the applications or "uninstalling" them.

    There is a big difference!
     
  3. ABSTRAX

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    uninstalling them..
     
  4. accat13

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    Just curious... in G-Spot in the bottom section (proposed codec solutions and tests) were you able to play the avi file. (instructions under the MS AV column press 1 if all renders ok press 2 ...it should play in gspot) If it did not play did it give you any possible answers when it tried to render.
     
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