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XVid codec won't play all

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by hebawom, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. hebawom

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    I installed XVid 1.0.3 and when I play Xvids through media player 10, it still does the "connecting to codec server","codec download failed" thingy.
    Then, it plays the video without sound.
    Then I have other Xvid's that still do the coded failed error in windows and then they play great with sound.

    All this is after a new install of windows, and everything works perfect before this. Does this sound similar to anyone?
     
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    maybe you need a sound codec, nothing to do with xvid i feel. has the avi file a multi channel track ie 2.0, 5.1 ? i have a fair few avi's with 5.1 tracks on WMP does the same thing as you. i dont use that SW but it does that, i use Theatertek.

    maybe try getting AC3filter and install that
     
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    That is exactly right! I had AC3Filter installed last time - I forgot I had it.
    I just re-installed it and media player doesn't even connect to the codec server now, it just plays it - with sound!
    Well done mate, nice easy solution!
     
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    no probs glad its sorted :smashin:
     

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