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Can't play avi files

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  1. skeeta

    skeeta Thread Starter

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    Hi all.
    A friend of mine has given me a DVD of himself playing a few online games so I can watch and decide what I want to play. He recorded the footage using Fraps free version and left them as avi's but when I go to play them I find that all my players have a problem with them.
    MPC just tells me that the file can't be rendered.
    VLC Plays something but I don't know what. The video window doesn't open and the pointer just shuffles along the whole length of it's track in about twenty seconds with no audio either.
    Nero Showtime tell's me the file is either corrupt or unsupported.
    Infact non of my software even recognize the files.
    I have sent him the disk back and it works ok on his system but he burnt me another copy off anyway to no avail.
    I have run trIDnet on a few of the files and it is pretty sure that they are .SPU files. On looking this up I find that SPU's are Spectrum 512 bitmap files used by Atari.
    I find this very hard to believe.
    All other avi's run ok on my system, even ones I have recorded using Fraps myself.
    I have the latest K-Lite Codec pack installed and am running XP Pro.
    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. skeeta

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    Thanks for the tip. I gave it a try but it said that the files weren't avi's. Yet another bit of software saying the same thing. This is getting right on my.....nerves now.
     
  4. ohheck

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    this?
    http://avicodec.duby.info/

    is this a data dvd or a video dvd that will play in a stand alone player? The video files on video dvds are basically mpegs.
     
  5. skeeta

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    it's just a data dvd. The files were just dragged n dropped onto the disk. I tried that tool you suggested. It didn't recognize the format.
     
  6. DuO

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    I had this exact same issue! I downloaded a codec called DivX it helps play through any video player. I forgot where i got it though so just google "DivX". It may have come from the Microsoft site but I'm really not sure.
     
  7. stevie555

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    find a program that will tell you exactly what avi codec it is, i have one but can't remember what it's called. Anyway, once you find a program and identify the codec details, you can go to http://www.fourcc.org/ to download the files you will need to play it.
     
  8. officialblueboys

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    Download Divx or Xvid codecs

    or download K lite mega codec pack
     
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