AVI Files problem on a Philips 720SA........

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  1. Towner

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    Just got a Philips 720SA and am having problems playing AVI files. The 720SA recognises them as AVI files from the DVDR (displays AVI folder) but when I go to play them it will only play the sound and not display a picture!!!! The backdrop stays the same as if I had just turned it on. Any ideas much appreciated. Thank you.
     
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    AVI files can have the video/sound encoded in many formats.
    For an AVI to play sucessfully both video and sound must be encoded with codecs that the pghips can decode. E.g mpeg2, DivX4 etc
     
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    Being rather new to this, is it when your burn the files to disc (with NERO) that they are burnt either as a MPEG2 or DIVX4 file???
    If not, how or what do I use to convert them to the correct files??
    Thank you Ermintude.
     
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    the way I understand it .AVI means that it is just a container - it could be one of many formats (divx 3/4/5, xvid ect). Download a decent divx player and it should tell you the codec/format of the file you are playing. I may be wrong but I think that mpeg2 is vcd format.
     

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