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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 800 times:

I have several *.avi files and Windows Media Player will not play them. Codec problem. It can't connect to a download site to download the codec. I've been trying different media players and encoders all morning. Can anyone please help me?

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 784 times:

I had the same problem. In tools go to folder options. Go to view, then untick the box that says hide file extentions for known file types. Then rename the file with .mp3 or mpu or whatever you want to change it too.

User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 779 times:

That doesn't work.

User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 776 times:

Yeah its a pain, sometimes the codec download works, sometimes it dosent. You can get the decompresor from other places though I dont know how well/if even it will work with the program. Realplayer might play those avi's since I belive it comes with codec already instaled.

User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 771 times:

I've tried realplayer and it doesn't work either. Where else can I get the decompressor?

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 757 times:

Try here:

http://w1.463.telia.com/~u46307158/extfaq/codecs.html

If that doesn't work I'll give you another link.

tricki



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 748 times:

i had the same problem too. but i installed Widows Media player (latest version), i believe its free and comes with internet explorer.

User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 744 times:

go.to www.divx.com etc get a divx codec

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