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Good Media Player

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by stoned_jedi, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. stoned_jedi

    stoned_jedi Ethically Challenged

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    help!
    i keep having problems with windows media player it keeps saying certain files are "Class Not Recognised"Ie tried using DivX player 4 but the files are all AVI any suggestions would be appreciated (BTW i have latest version of windows media player nine)
     
  2. novak

    novak New Member

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    I use BSPlayer to play all my .avis. Another explanation could be that you're missing a few codecs. If BSPlayer doesn't do the trick, post and I'll hook you up with a codec pack.
     
  3. GeneticFreak

    GeneticFreak evolves and survives

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    http://www.videolan.org/

    Get it, its free and plays everything.

    Thanks to Beerbaron for pointing that player for me.
     
  4. Justin286

    Justin286 Smooth Criminal

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    You're probably missing a codec. Use GSpot to figure out which one(s) you need.
     
  5. stoned_jedi

    stoned_jedi Ethically Challenged

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    no neither of those work, now it plays first 5 seconds or so then closes down :( i think io must have been unlucky and downloaded same type of corruption (As the files it wont play are TMD)
     
  6. Loibisch

    Loibisch The Odd Member

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    I would recommend either Media Player Classic or (my favourite) Zoom Player.

    If you are missing a codec I suggest you try and install ffdshow-alpha, which is a DirectShow Filter capable of playing most video formats.

    hth :)

    Edit: Oh, and for the love of god: don't install any codec packs, just single codecs you KNOW you need. Believe me :)
     
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  7. Papapishu

    Papapishu 我是康

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    Zarkazm <img src="http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/sm

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    As stated elsewhere recently, MPC has me convinced. Simple and functional. :tup:
     
  9. phatcat

    phatcat akward cat

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    I have been using Winamp 5 for all my media and it works fine.
    It plays all my DVIX anime rips!
     
  10. Bean 3:16

    Bean 3:16 New Member

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    Winamp5...delicious.
     
  11. Gundato

    Gundato Wangosaurus Rex

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    Winamp5 is great. I have yet to notice any real problems (but the only video I watch are Invader Zim episodes :p)
     
  12. iridium

    iridium ... loves Mr. Lamppost

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    how exactly do you KNOW which codecs you need?
     
  13. Loibisch

    Loibisch The Odd Member

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    Well, you try to play a movie and if it doesn't work you need the appropriate codec :lol:

    To find out which codec you need use either GSpot or abcAVI Tag Editor. One of those will surely be able to find out which codec you need.

    For starters I'd recommend installing the following codecs:
    DivX 5.x.x - most recent version available
    ffdshow-alpha - Direct Show filter that will play back a lot of stuff, also supports XviD.
    Quicktime Alternative - Codec to play Quicktime content in any media player
    Real Alternative - Codec to play Real Player content in any media player
    AC3Filter - An AC3 Filter :). Lots of options from SPDIF out to 2/0 downmix.

    Suggested media player of choice: Zoom Player
    That should get you started with 99% of all movies. Install something like WinDVD to add some proper MPEG2 codecs and you're set for 99.9% :).
     
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  14. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    ffdshow solves the problem where a video you're watching is being displayed in fluorescent green. Standard DivX doesn't handle some encodings correctly.
     
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    B Bee

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    Xvid codec is widely used nowadays, couldn't hurt to have it :)
     
  16. MetalMickey

    MetalMickey Banned

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    How does one go about uninstalling codecs? I have fifty billion codecs that contradict each other and the like.
     
  17. novak

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    I'm guessing youre a Windows user..?

    Go to Device Manager (My Computer/Properties/Hardware tab) and then to Sound, video and game controllers. There you will find the audio and video codecs that are installed on your system and are able to remove them.
     
  18. Loibisch

    Loibisch The Odd Member

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    ffdshow also supports XviD, you don't need to install a special XviD codec. I have only ffdshow installed and I've never had problems playing an XviD file :).



    @MM:
    For uninstalling codecs you can either go the manual way with "regsvr32.exe /u <path-to-filter-file>" (which requires a lot of knowledge on which filter is which) or you can go and get Zoom Player and use it's advanced codec management.

    If you have severely screwed up your codecs you can try a complete codec reset (taken from the Zoom Player Codec Setup Guide):
    For the full article go here.
     

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