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Problems with avi files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by hmblmx, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. hmblmx

    hmblmx Thread Starter

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    I spent all this time downloading two avi files only to find I can't play them. When I try to use windows media player I get this error message:
    Unable to download an appropriate decompressor. (Error=80040200)

    Unable to download an appropriate decompressor. (Error=80040200)

    Unable to download an appropriate decompressor. (Error=80040200)

    A decompressor was downloaded for this file, but it didn't work. You may need to restart your player or browser. (Error=80040200)

    Unable to download an appropriate decompressor. (Error=80040200)

    Unable to download an appropriate decompressor. (Error=80040200)

    A decompressor was downloaded for this file, but it didn't work. You may need to restart your player or browser. (Error=80040200)

    An invalid media type was specified. (Error=80040200)

    Then I downloaded Divx to play them & when I opened it I got this error message:
    DIVX PLAYER 2 executed an invalid instruction in
    module DIVX PLAYER 2.0 ALPHA.EXE at 015f:005226d9.
    Registers:
    EAX=00010001 CS=015f EIP=005226d9 EFLGS=00010202
    EBX=010d1070 SS=0167 ESP=00aef29c EBP=00aef2bc
    ECX=00000139 DS=0167 ESI=0162f8a4 FS=1367
    EDX=0162f8a4 ES=0167 EDI=01a6e07c GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    0f 6e e0 0f 61 e4 8b 5d 10 0f 6e 06 0f 7f c1 0f
    Stack dump:
    01a6e07c 010d1070 0162f8a4 00000000 00000220 00000220 00000000 010d1070 00000004 00522917 0162f8a4 01a6e07c 00000220 00000139 00000004 00000000

    I'm getting really sick of my computer. If any one can help I will really appreciate it.
    Thanks, Jessie
     
  2. itsmeitsmeitsme

    itsmeitsmeitsme

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    you dont actually need to download the divx player just the codecs from the link below.....go about 1/3 way down the page and you will see all the codecs that are available...you may need to download the old divx codecs and the new.....the link is


    http://www.vcdhelp.com/tools
     
  3. hmblmx

    hmblmx Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure which version to download. This whole codec thing confuses me. I can view the video but I don't get any sound. My brother had the same problem & he downloaded a codec but can't remember where he got it from or where it is now.
    Thanks, Jessie
     
  4. itsmeitsmeitsme

    itsmeitsmeitsme

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    Try the Nimo codec pack as it has a number of codecs in one download...it is available at the link i provided above.....
     
  5. TOGG

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    If nothing already posted solves your problem, check IrfanView. I'm pretty sure it can handle avi if you make sure to get the necessary plugin at the same time as the viewer itself. The latest version is 3.80. Check it out here; www.irfanview.com
     
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