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codec a100

By Baaaruuuce ·
I am trying to open a file in Media player 11, for an employee, and I receive the following;

"An audio codec is needed to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help."

When trying to open it in an earlier version it says "a100."

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Bruce

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Have you clicked on 'Web Help' yet? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to codec a100

What was the result?

What do you mean "When trying to open it in an earlier version it says "a100." - Earlier version of what?

Where did the sound file come from? What format is this file?

What have you done so far to try and find a cure?

Have a look here: http://www.free-codecs.com/

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yup

by Baaaruuuce In reply to Have you clicked on 'Web ...

I went to web help, I have also went to free-codecs too. The file was sent from a client, and it is saved in a .wav format. I have tried other media sources, but yet yield the same result. Even the codecs state the same error.

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This may better explain it

by Baaaruuuce In reply to Have you clicked on 'Web ...

Comverse Infosys G723.1 (A100)

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RE: "The file was sent from a client" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to This may better explain i ...

If I were you, I'd contact the source and ask how they managed to hear this audio file.

They'll probably have the codec too.

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Contacted the client

by Baaaruuuce In reply to RE: "The file was sent fr ...

lol they have no idea.

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Info on the file

by Baaaruuuce In reply to codec a100

General
Complete name : C:\Documents and Settings\filename
Format : Wave
File size : 282 KiB
Duration : 2mn 44s
Overall bit rate : 14.0 Kbps

Audio
Format : G.723.1
Codec ID : A100
Duration : 2mn 44s
Bit rate : 14.0 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 8 000 Hz
Stream size : 282 KiB (100%)

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Is this a recorded telephone conversation ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Info on the file

Because 'G.723.1' keeps appearing as a protocol for end-to-end telephone calls.

I can only suggest that you download an up-to-date CODEC Pack and hope it might be the solution.

Try this (if you haven't already):
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

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Re: Is this a recorded telephone conversation ?

by Baaaruuuce In reply to Is this a recorded teleph ...

Yes,I have tried the k-Lite codec. I have used it in the past, and never had problems. However this one is given me fits. When trying to open the Media Player Classic it states;

The following pin(s) failed to find a connectible filter:
Wave Parser:utput

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Two thoughts ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Re: Is this a recorded te ...

#1 Rather than beat your head against the proverbial brick wall (and since this is the only file causing the problem) why not try to play it through a more robust media player. Something like VLC media player or GOMplayer - both of which run with their own self-contained CODECs, updated with each new release of the program.

#2 Have you considered the possibility that the .WAV file you received, is not in fact identical to the one that was sent? It wouldn't be the first time that a transmitted email attachment got corrupted in transit.

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Re: Two thoughts

by Baaaruuuce In reply to Two thoughts ...

Yes, and I have contacted the the sender to try to reach the recipient to send the file again. VLC is one that I have already tried, but I appreciate all the help.

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