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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ahhoe, Jun 14, 2003.

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  1. ahhoe

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    I have erealplayer and windows media player installed on my xp pro machine. I downloaded some movies. But they cannot be opened. Its either that there's no sound or there's no picture or both. But the timer is still moving. I tried downloading dixv pro. But still the same problem. I am sure my system have not hang. Any cure for this?
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  3. ahhoe

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    it cannot work. even those files that i can play on media player also cannot be played after the nimo codec pack is installed. I have to uninstall the nimo thing to gert the media player files to play again. The problem is still there.
     
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    It would help a great deal to know what format the movies are in.
     
  5. ahhoe

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    they are avi video
     
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    If they're truly AVI format, I'd question how they were encoded, it may not be a problem on your end. have you taken them to another machine and tried them?
     
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    How were these movies created? By chance with a Logitch Clicksmart 510?
     
  9. marcg

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    I found a couple of good fixes for movies that wouldnt play in media player, even though I had divx installed. One is called "Avi Preview" and the other is "VLC". Doing a search on Google will easily put you in contact with both of these neat programs. They both also preview downloads, for example if you are downloading a movie, you can see what movie it is before you waste a bunch of time downloading a misnamed file. Hope this helps :)

    marcg
     
  10. $teve

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    download BSPlayer from here:http://www.bsplayer.org/
    open up the player right click and find the player options/preferences.......under "asscociated extentions" check all the video formats and it should play more or less all formats.

    good luck;)
     
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