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[Solved] Checking my codecs?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by flamingsouls, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. flamingsouls

    flamingsouls Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I recently got a .mpeg movie and watched it on my home Windows 2000 computer. It works great. I believe I was using maybe windows media 7 or 8. When I went to move that file to my laptop with XP and media player 9, it says that it doesn't support the file. But the file is in .mpeg format. Is this a codec problem? If so, how do I find out which codecs I have installed on my 2000 machine so I can get the movie to work on my XP?

    thx
    Josh
     
  2. monted

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    have you downloaded the WMP codecs from Windows Update?
     
  3. flamingsouls

    flamingsouls Thread Starter

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    Yea I did that, but now that I have found out what I needed to do I got it back to working on XP.

    thx
    Josh
     
  4. Dan O

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    That's great, can you share what it took so it can help others? I will mark your thread solved.
     
  5. flamingsouls

    flamingsouls Thread Starter

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    My codecs were basically the same, so I checked the properties of the Windows media players, and I found out that in 2000, I had this Elecard MPEG2 properities on it, so I went to Elecard's website, www.elecard.com and downloaded the decoder. It has this demultiplexer in and I believe that's what fixed it for me in XP.

    thx
    Josh
     
  6. Dan O

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    Nice job and thanks for sharing.
     
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