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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sdp3501, Nov 20, 2001.

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  1. sdp3501

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    i have never been able to play avi filetypes. i am using windows media player 7.01. i have also downloaded the bonus pack, is there anything in there that can help me?
     
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    What happens when you click on an .avi file? If you go to folder options file types is the avi extension listed and is it associated to Windows Media player.
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    no combination of filters could be found to render the stream. where do i go to find the associations?
     
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    The associations are located in the control panel folders options file types. Once there scroll down to avi highlight it and see what is listed for its association. While you are checking that I am going to see why you are getting the filter message since you said you downloaded them.
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    It appears there are instances of some avi file that do not pass muster for media plaer to run them.
    Have a look at this MS KB article it may shed some light on the problem.
    Click Here for article.
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    i cant find it...i go to my computer/control panel/view/file options
     
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    Which OS are you running? Win95,98,ME?
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    98 thanks for the link. ive opened them in word or notebook and looked for the codec (or whatever). what about getting a conversion program (shareware or freeware!)?
     
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    I not the one to ask about conversion programs since I try to limit my downloads however I am sure that someone else here could suggest some. Win98 should have folder options listed in the view section of any folder opened in Explorer if I recall.
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    ok...the folder options im refering to is under the drop down menu and controls how i view the folders on the desktop. am i going into the wrong thing?
     
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    Maybe we are talking the same. Lets do this open my documents.
    Go to the view tab on top click on it and in the drop down folder options should be listed. Click on that. Than click file types.
    Look for avi and what is its association.
     
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    avi isnt there. and when i try to add it it says i cant because it is already used as avifile.
     
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    i dont see it on the list, but hey, it really doesnt suprise me!!! thanks for the links. ill give them a shot!...an avi player would make millions!
     
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    A lot of rips use codecs that will not automatically download from the microsoft site. If you have problems watching movies I have found the best solution is to download a codec pack so you don't have to search for all the different codecs and install them individually. Heres my favorite one the Kristal http://screw.wz.cz/test/codecs.htm and theres also the Tsunami Codec Pack thats pretty good (you an find it on google).

    A player thats really nice is Zoom player (on google too), it takes less resources than the MS one and I find the controls easier also.

    Good luck!
     
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