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Old 09 January 2009, 14:44   #1
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Codecs for wmp11 for AVI playback

Having now received my new laptop with the dreaded Vista I have found a problem playing back my Videos that I've produced on pinnical in an AVI format.

I'm getting sound but no video playback.

I've downloaded various codec packs from various sites to include microsoft and am having no luck.

So can anyone who has possibly solved this problem please push me in the right direction.

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(Watching with interest, i need it too!!!)
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there was nothing wrong with media player 9
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Don't know if this is the course of your problem but I remember having problems with pinnacle studio made vids on XP a few years ago. I ran them through Adobe premier (you can get the elements version of it for about 60 or the full for about 800) and saved again and all was well after that and they play on vista with out problems. This could be worth a try, load the video up into windows movie maker (free) and save. Just watch your audio synic.
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Do you have to use wmp ?

If not try VLC, it's free and plays most formats without the need of Codec packs.

VLC media player

You could also try AVI codec.
It's a little app that gives file information for vidoe files and should be able to tell you if you have the correct codec.

http://avicodec.free.fr/ftp/AVIcodec_1.2_b113.exe
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Andy,

If you install the 'full' K-Lite codec pack it will allow you to play all types of media files including .MKV - the common container type file that High Def films use.

It's freeware and works well, you can launch the file with the media player incuded in the pack or use your Windows media player (the codecs will still work)

You can download it from lots of hosting sites, here's one
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K lite is awesome - have always used it. VLC is also very good.
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VLC is also very good.
Especially when using Linux
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The prise goes to V666 for his free Codec ID program.

I downloaded the Full K lite codec pack first and it didn't work. So I downloaded the ID program to see what codec was required for the video. I then googled the "unsupported" video codec and found a site where I could download the correct pack.

So Thanks Gents for the heads up on this codec thing.
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