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    Default DVD Shrink play button greyed out, Can't play.

    Hello all:

    I just had a computer meltdown, and upon reinstalling the OS and DVD shrink, I find I cannot play videos in DVD Shrink. It used to work before, but I don't know what is different (other then reformatting the hard disk and reinstalling everything )

    I am talking about the little player in the lower left of DVD shrink.

    Can someone help tell me what I need to be able to play (preview) videos. Does it use media player, or flash, or something else?

    I am using WIN98se and DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15.

    Thanks, Mark.

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    Its probably a codec.....try ffmpeg

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    OK, Thanks, jmet.

    So...

    I went to get ffmpeg, (they don't make it easy do they) Aparently, I have to get the source code and compile it myself. I tried to find a compiled windows version (you know, a .EXE file of some kind? Even a .zip would be nice.) but aparently that is a no no.

    Any place I found for downloading was either a .tar or some other linux form of source code.

    I see they say it suposidly runs on a windows platform, but I found no evidence of that anywhere except for their documentation.

    I don't want to be in the business of compiling executables, I have enough on my plate without installing compilers and figuring out how to deal with all that headache.

    Also, once I do get ffmpeg then what?

    Do I simply install ffmpeg and can I expect DVDshrink to find it by itself?
    Do I put it in the DVDshrink folder?
    Do I need to explicitly tell DVDshrink where it is and how to use it?

    Not too clear on now to get them to play nice with each other.

    Thanks, Mark.

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    I apologize Cool Javelin..... ffdshow is what I meant to type..... http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...load-5527.html - then click External mirror 1

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