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i have downloaded something and it needs xvid


as title i have downloaded something that needs xvid i have downloaded xvid i think but it still doesnt work anyone help


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its all this codec rubbish im not clued up on i understand the principles of the codecs kind of thing i.e you need teh relevant code to play it but still lost im now trying mr incredibles link


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whats the file your trying to play?


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Stay away from codec packs in my opinion, try and keep your PC as free from un-needed stuff as possible. Divx codec will also playback xvid files, but I recommend this decoder:

Xvid Codec

More information at www.xvid.org. Once installed you should be able to play the file back in Windows Media Player, or any other player on your system.
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Another vote for VLC as a good player. It does not require codecs to be install to play xvid files, thus making it nice and neat.

I assume you're using Windows Media Player to try and view the file. Even with the correct codec installed, it can be a hassle to get it to work.

The codec for xvid can be obtained here http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Koepi_XviD.htm though I would strongly suggest you get VLC and use that instead.

WMP does like to hijack file-type settings and even with VLC installed, you may have to right-click the file and select "open-with" and then choosing VLC from the available list rather than double-clicking the file.



have just deleted the file and will try and download again in a different format thanks for all the help
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sore napper

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If your DVD Player can play Divx there's a good chance that it will play xvid and avi files.

If it does play these, burn the file as a data disc and play in the dvd player.

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