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King_Of_Hearts
10th March 2005, 10:27 PM
I just downloaded an AVI movie that my friends made. But when I play the file Windows Media Player see's it as a sound file and gives me no video.

When it's loading it says
Connecting...
Error downloading CODEC

Any ideas on why this is not working for me? If not do you know of anything else thatcan play this movie?

Stephen
10th March 2005, 11:08 PM
Well you need to find the proper codec. Right click on the file, go to "properties", and poke around until you find it. Then you can google the codec and/or encryption type, and try to find a reputable site offering a codec package download. DivX has a pretty solid package.

Flocito
11th March 2005, 01:23 AM
To find out what codec the avi is encode in use Gspot (http://www.headbands.com/gspot/download.html). It is a very good app to identify video and audio codecs. Most of the time, though, you can cover most all your codec needs by installing the DefilerPak (http://hellninjacommando.com/defilerpak/), which is really good because it includes fddshow (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow/).