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Old 1 Sep 2003, 02:54 AM   #1
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hi folks, im a newbie here, im wondering if anyone here can help me. im using o.s xp pro and wmp 9.0, and a lot of movies im attempting to play wont work, im getting error messages, or otheres, is there a place were i can get the proper updated codecs, any help would he great..thanks in advance for your help....btw nice site peoples..mike
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 03:06 AM   #2
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first of all you should read the stickies!!!!!
second, you should maybe not use the WMP to display divx videos
since there are better ones like the BS player or the MV2 player.
third, you might give the ffdshowfilter a try FFd show is a code that
can display most of Mpeg4 based movies like divx.. xvid.. and so on.
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^ i agree, ffdshow + media player classic = best playback.
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 05:16 AM   #4
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hi there guys and thanks for your quick response..ok forgive me for being unfamaliar, but are stickies other postings that have been posted, secondly can you explain what and were the following are- ffdshow + media player classic -BS player or the MV2 player....i have never heard of theses, or at least theses terms......if you wouldnt mind directing me uin the right direction it would be greatly apprecitated...thanks in advance mike
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 06:31 AM   #5
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 07:33 AM   #6
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media player classic, im my opinion is the best player available.
ffdshow, is a (mpeg4) codec, commonly used to play xvid and divx files.
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 07:45 AM   #7
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Default ok i dl the ffdshow.....

and thanks for the link.......hacker can u gelp me out with a link to that player you were mentionning...the media player classic.....right now im using wmp9.0 and have problems watching some movies...i might add that i tried using divx player and it wouldnt respond to movies as well thanks in advance mike....
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Go to:

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/...r_classic.html
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 08:25 AM   #9
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is what i get when i try opening the file in classic....

lSampleSize: 133702
cbFormat: 88

VIDEOINFOHEADER:
rcSource: (0,0)-(0,0)
rcTarget: (0,0)-(0,0)
dwBitRate: 0
dwBitErrorRate: 0
AvgTimePerFrame: 333667

BITMAPINFOHEADER:
biSize: 40
biWidth: 720
biHeight: 480
biPlanes: 1
biBitCount: 24
biCompression: DX50
biSizeImage: 1036800
biXPelsPerMeter: 0
biYPelsPerMeter: 0
biYPelsPerMeter: 0
biClrUsed: 0
biClrImportant: 0



can anyone explain were or how im goin wrong,,,this is way technical...im curiuos to see what respoonses ....thanks in advance mike
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if I'm interpreting the data correctly, it looks like you've obtained a fake file...
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Old 1 Sep 2003, 08:33 AM   #11
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to 100 percent....now i got audio but no video....dang,,,anyone got clues...i feel likes im making progreess albeit slow...thanks in advance mike..
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If it's not an entirely fake file, it's indicated as having been created using a DivX v.5 video codec - which you would have to download and install..
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more progress here....i dl divx 5.02, and installed it.....i now get video while using the classic, but it only stays clear for a sec, then goes all scrambly, are there settings that i need to set in the player....or is that the best it getss...thanks in advance once again,,you guys have been wonderfull...mike
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it may be thats the way the file was encoded. however open the file in virtualdubmod, and play it to see what was actually encoded. if it does not match what you have seen then its still a playback problem.
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one more tip.....

since you decided to use the Divx codec I recommend that
you use the latest version. which is 5.05 I suppose....
an adware, full working version can be downloaded from the
softwaresection of this site. The reason--> also Divx 5.05
movies will be recognized as DX50 but the 5.02 version
is not able to display them correctly if they were created with
the 5.05 version.
If you don┤t like the DivxPro codec to "spy" you out
deny access to internet for the program Gain Trickler, by
creating an apporpriate rule with your firewall.
though some have suggested the windows mediaplayer classic
as best player I still like to remind you on the BS Player.

all this software can be found here:


http://www.divx-digest.com/software/index.html
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