Codec problems + NO video

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blackworc

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I downloaded winamp a week ago and since noticed that wmp will not show video. I uninstalled winamp to try and fix the problem. I done alot of reading and figured out that I was probally missing a codec so I ran a couple videos though gspot to see if it could tell me what I needed. Turns out that I needed xvid I belive. Downloaded that and nothing, I also tried the klite pack or something, not sure the name but it had all the codecs in one, and that still didnt work. Not sure where to go from here hope you guys can help me !!!
 

blackworc

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The paticular thing im trying to open is an avi but nothing works, even when I put a dvd in the computer. Im really not sure where to go and I really need help !!
 
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I'm confused :confused:

Xvid

Xvid is a primary competitor of the DivX Pro Codec (Xvid being DivX spelled backwards). In contrast with the DivX codec, which is proprietary software developed by DivX, Inc., Xvid is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Comparison of video codecs

codecs list:
Blackbird
Cinepak
DivX
FFmpeg (libavcodec)
Sorenson 3
Theora
RealVideo
x264
wmv
Xvid

So I think they are not the same. :) (I'm not sure!)
 
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http://people.csail.mit.edu/tbuehler/video/codecs/avi.html#xvid

XviD is another entry in the family of MPEG-4 codecs, and it and DivX 5 both have their origins in the same project. But while DivX 5 turned commercial, XviD stayed open source.

does it mean they are both MPEG-4 codecs? I thought MPEG-4 was MICROSOFTs because of Microsoft MPEG-4 v2 :confused:

but still...

Note: One weird thing is that Microsoft's MPEG-4 is NOT actually MPEG-4! The codecs were developed before the MPEG-4 standard was agreed upon, and Microsoft assumed that the MPEG-4 that they developed would be become the standard MPEG-4. Well, it didn't, which is the main reason why the codec's name was changed to Windows Media in later versions.

I'm confused please help! :confused:
 
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