View Full Version : Can't play video files

21-12-2006, 10:26 AM
I have some .avi video files (I know it's an old format but I get them off a website that converts files from youtube). For a while, they played fine but now, when I tried to open them in media player, it says "Error downloading codec" and plays them as pure sound files. Can anyone help?

21-12-2006, 10:29 AM
try downloading and using vlc media player instead, they should work on that.

21-12-2006, 10:32 AM
yer, my media player just stopped working one day.

I use VLC now

21-12-2006, 10:39 AM
Would prefer to have the codec as sometimes I edit them for vidding.

21-12-2006, 10:43 AM
but it might not be a codec problem, it might be media player being an arse.

21-12-2006, 10:46 AM
won't pick them up on Studio 10 either, same problem - no codec.

21-12-2006, 10:48 AM
Download the ubiquitously-named G-Spot Codec tool - it'll tell you if you're missing anything!

21-12-2006, 12:41 PM
Search for DivX Codecs and download and install - should work fine.

21-12-2006, 08:56 PM
One of the truisms of our times - the BBS knows. Don't matter what, the BBS knows.

Thanks to all who helped.