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By ppearce ·
On my old win95 machine I had a 'Pinnacle Systems' PCTV card through which I recorded many video files from my camcorder. The software used a 'Brooktree' video codec to produce '.AVI' files.
In order to play these files on WIN** machines, I put thecodec into the windows/system directory, and added the pointer to this file to the system.ini file.
ie; Put BTVVC32.drv into windows/system/
In system.ini [Drivers32] add
VIDC.BT20=BTVVC32.drv
VIDC.Y41P=BTVVC32.drv
VIDC.YVU9=BTVVC32.drvI now have a WindowsXP machine and cannot play these files. How can I get Windows XP to recognise this codec to play these .avi files.?

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by UtopianBrent In reply to Video Codec

I'm sure if you go to www.divx.com, and install the latest divx codec, it will work. The divx codec (which is what .avi is), is very backwards compatible.

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by gmscne In reply to Video Codec

You probably need to install an XP driver set. Do a search for XP and brooktree and you will find some. Right-click the avi file and check the properties and you should see what type of video it is (cinepac or whatever). Windows should offer to download the appropriate codec for you. Maybe that feature needs to be enabled.

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