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Author Topic: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos  (Read 3479 times)

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not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« on: April 24, 2006, 03:13 PM »
Oh happy day!

After one of my apps started misbehaving last week for no apparent reason :down: my long term problem with Windows Media video (I hate that format anyway) files fixed itself today! :up: :up: :up:

Maybe a year ago Zoom Player suddenly stopped playing those (even the crappy Windows Media Player didn't play them anymore), and since I couldn't find a fix for that problem I started to use the VLC media player for those files (if I have to, I don't like that format at all!). Today I accidently tried to play a .wmv file in Zoom Player - and it suddenly worked again!

I have *NO* idea why this happened, but hope it will stay this way now :D

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 03:14 PM »
you probably installed some software that installed the proper codec.  some media program.

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 03:23 PM »
you probably installed some software that installed the proper codec.  some media program.
No way! It still didn't work 2 days ago, and all that I installed since then were updates of Mp3tag and FastStone Image Viewer...

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 03:35 PM »
the vatican might be interested in hearing about the codec miracle. it's about time we had a confirmed digital miracle.

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 03:42 PM »
On FastStone's site, they list this among recent improvements:

Version 2.4    (Mar 15, 2006)
    * Now the built-in screen capture supports multi-monitor system
    * Video files ( AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV) can be displayed as thumbnails in the browser. Double clicking on a video file will open it in the default media player (Screenshot)


So maybe that's where you got the codec!

Thanks for the prompt to update my Faststone - off to download it now...

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 01:58 AM »
the vatican might be interested in hearing about the codec miracle. it's about time we had a confirmed digital miracle.
;D ;D

On FastStone's site, they list this among recent improvements:

Version 2.4    (Mar 15, 2006)
    * Video files ( AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV) can be displayed as thumbnails in the browser. Double clicking on a video file will open it in the default media player (Screenshot)

So maybe that's where you got the codec!
No, the version I was installing was 2.5 and I also had installed 2.5 beta versions before. FIV installs no codecs, it just allows access to them in the viewer.

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Thanks for the prompt to update my Faststone - off to download it now...
You didn't add it to your list of programs at http://fileforum.betanews.com/ so you didn't get a free email for every available update?

Shame on you! :D

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 03:30 AM »
I didn't know about that service at Betanews...  on my way over there to investigate.

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 05:15 AM »
Perhaps the new install of farstone simply fixed some associations, or other registry deep black magic? :)

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Re: not a miracle video, but a miracle regarding videos
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 05:21 AM »
Perhaps the new install of farstone simply fixed some associations
Well, I could ask the coder, but since I installed 4 beta versions of 2.5 before installing the final versions I highly doubt that...

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or other registry deep black magic? :)
or that :D