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Author Topic: WINDOWS MEDIA  (Read 2458 times)

chinablue32uk

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WINDOWS MEDIA
« on: April 25, 2007, 07:51:33 AM »
I have downloaded a movie its an avi file and windows media player 11 wont play it ...am I right in thinking I need to download and install a codec pack?? if so which one do I install Im a little confused there hundreds of them please help me

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Re: WINDOWS MEDIA
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 08:25:47 AM »
Yep you need the correct codec. WMP will try and download this automatically but doesn't support a lot of formats. You can either install a codec pack that adds in support for loads of formats or download a player that supports more formats out of the box.

For a codec pack see:
http://www.free-code...ec_Pack_All_in_1.htm

For two FREE players with wider video support:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
http://www.gomplayer.com/main.html

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Re: WINDOWS MEDIA
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 08:31:28 AM »
Thanks very much ive downloaded it and will give it a try later  once again thanks for you time and help much appreciated

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Re: WINDOWS MEDIA
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007, 03:10:48 PM »
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is everything you need. It's always up to date.
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Re: WINDOWS MEDIA
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007, 05:14:46 PM »
ALShow is pretty good at identifying codecs and helping you download the correct one for a file.

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Re: WINDOWS MEDIA
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007, 10:08:16 AM »
I have downloaded a movie its an avi file and windows media player 11 wont play it ...am I right in thinking I need to download and install a codec pack?? if so which one do I install Im a little confused there hundreds of them please help me

I think Windows Media Player is a fantastic media player. I have tested many players, but none have come even close to WMP 11 when it comes to the CPU usage. Windows Media Player 11 is extremely low on CPU usage. Fantastic gentle on CPU usage! But the codecs... oh dear! I would really like to WHIP somebody's bag! - somebody from Microsoft, that is. How dare they make such an incredible fantastic media player, and then make it almost worthless because it really cannot play anything out of the ordinary. In fact, not even the ordinay!

It would be nice to know if there are any codecs we can install into WMP 9, 10 and/or 11.
Which, if any, and How?   :tellme:


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Re: WINDOWS MEDIA
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007, 10:30:14 PM »
by any chance, is there a DivX alternate á la Quicktime Alternative? DivX is bundling more & more stuff these days..

i was told that this would do the trick.. thanks.. :)

K-Lite Codec Pack 3.01 BASIC version
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« Last Edit: April 26, 2007, 11:14:05 PM by lanux128 »