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Old 12 Aug 2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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This is my first post. I hope someone can help me.
I have a movie on my computer with the extension "XviD-QiX.avi"
The video plays fine, but there is no audio when I try playing it on any of the conventional media players. I finally managed to get the audio to work on VideoLAN Media Player.
However, I then tried to burn the movie to dvd with Nero, but when I played it on my dvd player attached to my tv, the video worked fine but again there was no audio.
Any ideas as to how I can get the audio to work once I burn the movie to dvd? Also, why doesn't the audio work on other media players (i.e., other than VideoLAN Media Player)?

Thanks.
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Old 12 Aug 2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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we need to know details of that file. download and install virtualdubmod and post a screenshot of everything you see in the audio video information screen.

i'll take a shot in the dark here and guess it's ac3 audio.
right click the file in windows "properties" , "summary" tab and does it say in the audio area "ac3 decompressor" or anything of that nature?

i'm guessing you don't have the ac3 acm decompressor installed on your system.
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Old 13 Aug 2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Lt. Columbo.

I tried opening the file in VirtualDubMod, but a warning appeared wihch stated:

[!] Couldn't locate decompressor for format 'XVID' (unknown).
VirtualDub requires a Video for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to
decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows Media
Player, are not suitable. Only 'Direct stream copy' is available for this
video.


In terms of what I saw when I right clicked on the file, then "properties" and on the "summary" tab, I didn't see any mention of an ac3 decompressor.

Any ideas of where to go from here?
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with that file opened in vdub, under "file" , "file information"

show everything under audio and video plz.

i'd install and xvid codec like 1.0.3, it plays any xvid that i have used.
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as an alternative to virtualdub (excellent tool) you can use avicodec or Gspot and it will tell you what codec/s you need and if they are installed on your pc. I agree with columbo that it's probably ac-3 audio. ac-3 decompressor is a good ac-3 codec and it's free
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i recommend you download & install the latest (alpha) version of "ffdshow"... should play all your video and audio just fine

get it here: http://www.free-codecs.com
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