[Resolved] Cannot View Video Clips

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googie

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hi,

i'm having trouble viewing video clips. in fact, i cannot view them at all. when i double-click on the video clip it brings up windows media player and plays the sound, but not the video.

i have no trouble playing mpg, mpeg, avi or ati files, only files that say "video clip". is there a way i can convert this video clip to a format that will play on the media player?

my os is windows xp. i'd be happy to furnish any other pertinent information upon request.

thank you very much.

googie
 

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They may be another format, like DivX, in which case you'll need to download the viewer.
 

googie

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hi rache & steamwiz,

thank you both for your time.

to answer your question, steamwiz, i have a cable connection to the internet, and the video clip i'm referring to is not streaming video. it's a video clip i've downloaded for later viewing. i'm sorry i didn't make that clear. when i right-click on "properties" it says "type of file....video clip". i should also mention that when i click the file to play on my media player, while it's trying to load, it says "connecting to codec server", at which time i'm prompted to give windows media player access to the internet--and i do. then right after it says "error loading" and all it will play is the sound. don't know if any of this means anything to one more experienced than i.

rache, you mentioned that i may have to download a divx viewer. i'll try anything. is this viewer something i can download from the microsoft windows site?

again, i thank you both for taking the time out to help this stranger. i hope someday i'm in the position to help another.

googie
 

googie

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HI steam,

thanks for all the links--and your help!

i'm going to check them all out and see what i can figure out for myself. i promise to let you know how i make out. it may take me a couple of days, however, due to other more pressing issues at the moment.

i'll be back...............

thanks again!

googie
 

googie

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hi steam,

i can't believe it! i went to the site (http://www.divxmovies.com/codec/) for the codec, as i figured i'd try there first, installed it and, well, i'm now happily viewing all the video clips that i couldn't view before. it worked!!!!

thanks to you, my friend! i really, really appreciate your help.

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