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Can't play old AVIs anymore...

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by funkenbooty, Sep 6, 2003.

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  1. funkenbooty

    funkenbooty Thread Starter

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    Hello Anybody!

    I recorded some video tapes to my hard drive using my 5 year old Win98 PC with an ATI All in Wonder card. The ATI software saved the video as avi files that work on the old machine just fine.

    Now I have copied the files to my newer XP PC and when I try to run them with Windows Media Player, the player says it is looking for codecs on line but cannot find any to download, then it starts playing only the audio.

    I have also tried Apple QuickTime with the same results, can't find proper codecs.
    What next?:D
     
  2. Bvr01Fvr

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    You will need to convert the AVI files to MPEG files. Download the free TMPGenc and it should do the job for you.

    I have never used this software before so a backup before converting might be a good idea.
     
  3. funkenbooty

    funkenbooty Thread Starter

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    Well that seemed like the right software but it would not recognize my AVI .
    Oh well thanks anyway!
     
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