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AVI File error

Hi! I recently downloaded an online video and it saved it on my computer as an AVI file. The problem is, whenever I try to access it with Windows Media Player it says

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."

and if I access it from Quicktime it says

"Error -2048: Couldn't open the file <filename>.avi because it is not a file that Quicktime understands."

Is there anything that I can possibly do to fix this problem?

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Simple - update your CODEC pack.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to AVI File error

ALL computers employ the use of a COmpressor-DECompressor when running video files in the most popular computer formats, including AVI.

Google for CODEC and install a new updated pack.

Assuming you are running XP you could use this link:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm

By the way, Quicktime will never have any success running an AVI file: it is designed purely for running Apple Quicktime video files of the .MOV format.

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divx

by eltonpiko In reply to AVI File error

download latest divx player its packed with all the codec needed to play most avi files and if that doesnt work thers surely a problem with that file.

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If all else fails

by jeffzz421 In reply to divx

Everyone is way on as far as codecs and whatnot.....the problem is to install and use for some people they are a pain. It sounds to me very much like you have an avi file which is actually a split audio and video file. I know because I have had similar issues. By all means follow the instructions of those above however if you are still having problems here's what to do. Google "km player" with or without the quotes should work. There will be a few download sites but either kmplayer.com (I think) or cnet.com (positive on that one) are the best choices. If after downloading, installing, and trying to play the file with the KM player, it is absolutely corrupt, since Ive personally found that player to play everything flawlessly.

Good Luck

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