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[SOLVED] Media Player in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pileyrei, Apr 14, 2004.

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  1. pileyrei

    pileyrei Thread Starter

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    Hi all

    I have a minor problem using media player 9 under Windows XP.

    It seems that almost every movie I play does not work! It trries to download a codec and then fails. I end up using divx player to view all my movies.

    Has anyone had this problem too?

    Pileyrei
     
  2. rude

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    What happens when it" fails"?Do you get an error message,and if so can you copy and paste it here?
     
  3. pileyrei

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    I do a get a message...I'll paste it in later when I get home.

    Thanks for your reply rude.

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  4. pileyrei

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    Just checked...no specific error message..it just says error downloading codec. The movie plays but there is only sound and no picture.

    Where can one download codecs from?

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  5. Nutter_9591

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    Open tools/option/files types in Media Player. Check all file types and see if that works.
     
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    pileyrei, (your name looks familar... hmm ;))

    Most video files (.MPG and .AVI) need the DIVX codec or the XVID codec. If you can see it on the DVIX player you should be able to play it in WMP.

    There is also a codec pack available from [http://www.free-codecs.com/]Free Codecs.com[/url] It's called the K-Lite Codec Pack. It will have all the latest codecs that you need.
     
  7. pileyrei

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    thanks Nutter.....I'll give it a go!

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  8. pileyrei

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    Hi Tidus

    Yes, I use this nic on a few forums.....lazy I am! So where do you "know" me from eh? :)

    Thanks for your reply too.......I'll give your ideas a go.

    Pileyrei
     
  9. Couriant

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    I think I helped you on another issue... I have a cold right now so I can't think straight.

    As for the link, I'm not sure why it did that. (actually I see why now... :rolleyes: Spelling error.)

    The link is: www.free-codecs.com

    I believe that the K-Lite pack contains the latest DIVX and XVID codecs.
     
  10. pileyrei

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    Thanks very much......................I'll see if that works.....

    Get better! (y)
     
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    Thank you! :)

    Post back if you have resolved the issue.
     
  12. pileyrei

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    Hiya

    Seems to be working just fine now (y)

    Thanks very much.

    Pileyrei
     
  13. Couriant

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    No problem! :)
     
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