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#1
If you have a movie and cant seem to get it to play, odds are you have a conflicting or missing codec. A CODEC (compressor/decompressor) allows you to play movies and such. To find out exactly what codecs are required to watch your movie, you can use one or both of two excellent little utilities: AVICodec and Gspot. Both AVICodec and GSpot can be used to determine the codecs required for a movie to play. AVICodec, despite its name has better MPEG capabilities and thus is reccomended for MPEG files (such as those for (S)VCDs). GSpot on the otherhand is far more efficient for scanning AVI files. Both programs offer unique features also, AVICodec allows you to queue up and entire folder to for checking in addition to providing direct links to sites where codecs can be downloaded; GSpot allows for 'rendering' of files (to check to see if the system can actually play the file with the available codecs and to check for fakes. AVICodec can be downloaded from http://avicodec.duby.info/ and GSpot can be downloaded from http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

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NOTES
1. Only install codecs that you need... installing mass codecs (i.e., like the way WindowsXP does with drivers) will not work since many of the codecs are inter-conflicting. This is especially the case with the Nimo Codec Pack.
2. If you get a FOURCC Code of 0. Odds are you have a FAKE. You can check the FourCC using GSPot.

STEP-BY-STEP CODECs
1. UNINSTALL ALL YOUR CODECS (DivX, Nimo, XviD, etc). For more insight on the nitty gritty codecs, see http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/81570
2. Install Indeo Codecs. This should include the Indeo3, Indeo4 and Indeo5 Codecs. Grab it at http://codecs.nm.ru/iv5setup.exe or http://home.eunet.no/~pereivin/iv5setup.exe
3. Install DivX 5.x You can grab it from http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/divx_pro_for_windows.cfm. You can specify the installation path and whether or not to install the DivX Player
4. If you want to, install the DivX Player You can specify the installation path during the install. You can grab it from http://download.divx.com/player/DivXPlayerInstaller.exe
5. Install the Nimo 5.0 Build 8. This is a messy one and can be potentially ruinous if you choose the default installation. You can grab it from:
(P2P Link) http://bitzi.com/lookup/CC44C7YAV7PF35YAU2X2OBAUQPQCQQG7
http://www.osadanet.pl/files/pub/windows/Nimo%20Codec%20Pack%208/
http://www.tweakers.net/meuktracker/2238
Install it as follows (Instructions for Build 9 are posted on a later date):

Configuration for NIMO 5.0 Build 8
Video Codecs
[ ] DivX 3.11 Alpha
[ ] DivX 4.12
[ ] DivX 5.02
[X] XviD 28/06/02 (Nic'c BUild)
[X] Huffyuv 2.11
[X] Microsoft MPEG4
[X] 3vix 3.5 Codec
Frame Servers
[X] Avisynth 2.04
[ ] AVI Wrapper Video Server
[ ] VFAPI Codec Reader 1.05
Audio Codecs
[X] DivX ;-) Audio
[ ] MPEG Layer 3 Audio 4.2
[X] Fraunhofer MPEG-Layer 3 Codec
[ ] Lame MP3 Encoder AMC 0.30
[X] Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec
[X] Windows Media Audio Codec
DirectShow Filters
[ ] Divx 3.11 Alpha Directshow
[ ] Divx 4.12 Directshow
[ ] Divx 5.02 Directshow
[ ] Ffdshow Directshow 2002-04-01
[ ] Lame Mp3 Directshow
[ ] TFM Audio Filter 1.0 Beta 7
[X] VobSub 2.18/DirectVobSub 2.1
[ ] Subtitle Picture Decoder
[ ] Logo for VirtualDub
[ ] Ogg Vorbis DirectShow 0.991
[ ] Subtitler Directshow 1.122
[ ] Bicubic Resizer
[ ] Moonlight Scalar Filter
[ ] VOB Directshow Filters
[ ] Fraunhofer MPEG2 Vob Filters
[x] DivX Antifreeze 0.4
[ ] Divx G400 Filter 2.7
[X] AC3 Audio Decoder
[ ] Intervideo Audio Decoder
[ ] Ligos MPEG Splitter
[x] Morgan Multimedia Stream Switcher
[ ] MPEG-2 Splitter AC3-Xform
[ ] MPEG Layer 2 Audio Decoder
[ ] IMedia MultiMPEG2 Source
[ ] DirectSound 3D Renderer/Help
[ ] Claud/Dump/Wavdest DS Filter
Misc Stuff
[x] Div Fix 1.07
[x] Misc Utilities for Video/Audio
[ ] Help Files and Misc Docs
[x] Create Startmenu Shortcuts

6. Install the Ogg Vorbis DirectShow Filter. There are not installations settings. You can grab it from http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ogg_directshow.cfm
7. Install FFDSHOW Filter. Use the default installation options. You can grab it at http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm
8. Install the Windows Media Player 9 Codecs. Grab them at http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/0/3/a0398036-25b9-410c-b371-c59957c1b0f4/WM9Codecs.exe
9. Install the Windows Media Player 8 Coecs. Remember to choose 'Update Newer Components Only'. You can grab them at http://download.microsoft.com/download/winmediatech40/Install/8.0/WIN98Me/EN-US/wmpcdcs8.exe
10. Install any software DVD player. The two most popular are PowerDVD (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/powerdvd.cfm) and WinDVD (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/windvd.cfm)
11. Download DivFix and extract it to the DivFix folder in your NIMO installation (default C:\Program Files\NimoCodec Pack\DivFix\). Overwrite whatever files may be there already. You can grab DivFix from http://download.divfix.maxeline.com/DivFix110.zip
11. Download AviFix. It serves a similar purpose to DivFix and between the both of them, you can fix most movies. You can grab it from http://www.divx-digest.com/software/avifix.html


There you have it! This configuration should allow you to view almost any movie you may come across._____
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Jul 2004 @ 23:35

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#2
hey praetor thats a great setup
however i use
jus the DIVX5.0 bundle pack
xvid codec
and the nimo with configs of
nothing in anyof the options apart from directshow filters
and only tick
g400 divx filter 2.7
ac3 decoder
ac3 filter
this allows me to view all and every single file without prob


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#3
i think this is all you need: FFDShow, AC3Filter and newest DivX 5.xx codec

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#4
Well whatever works! :-) This is essentially for newbies to provide some sort of "standard" set of codecs and filters and such so that they can come and do a comparison of the codecs they have and such. It also allows them to do some minor video editing and stuff.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Sep 2003 @ 15:07

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#5
I've been getting a lot of request for configs
for Nimo Build 9 hence this post.

You can grab Nimo 5.0 Build 9 from:
http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html
http://nimo.titanesk.com/main/modules/freecontent/content/filemirror/dl.php?mid=29.


Configuration for NIMO 5.0 Build 9
Video Codecs
[ ] DivX 3.11 Alpha
[ ] DivX 4.12
[ ] DivX 5.02
[X] XviD 29/12/02 (Nic's Build)
[ ] On2 VP3 Video Codec 3, 2, 5, 0
[X] Huffyuv 2.11
[X] Microsoft MPEG-4
[X] 3ivx 3.5 Codec
Frame Servers
[X] Avisynth 2.04
[ ] AVI Wrapper Video Server
[ ] VFAPI Codec Reader 1.05
Audio Codecs
[X] DivX ;-) Audio
[ ] MPEG Layer 3 Audio 4.2
[X] Fraunhofer MPEG-Layer 3 Codec
[ ] Lame MP3 Encoder AMC 0.30
[X] Ogg Vorbis Audio Codec
[X] Windows Media Audio Codec
DirectShow Filters
[ ] Divx 3.11 Alpha Directshow
[ ] Divx 4.12 Directshow
[ ] Divx 5.02 Directshow
[ ] FFDShow Directshow 2002-12-13
[ ] Lame Mp3 Directshow
[ ] TFM Audio Filter 1.0 Beta 78
[X] VobSub 2.23/DirectVobSub 2.23
[ ] Subtitle Picture Decoder
[ ] Logo for VirtualDub
[ ] Ogg Vorbis DirectShow 0.995
[ ] Subtitler Directshow 1.400
[ ] Bicubic Resizer
[ ] Moonlight Scalar Filter
[ ] VOB Directshow Filters
[ ] Fraunhofer MPEG2 VOB Filters
[x] DivX Antifreeze 0.4
[ ] Divx G400 Filter 2.7
[X] AC3 Audio Decoder
[ ] Intervideo Audio Decoder
[ ] Ligos MPEG Splitter
[x] Morgan Multimedia Stream Switcher 0.95
[ ] MPEG-2 Splitter AC3-Xform
[ ] MPEG Layer 2 Audio Decoder
[ ] IMedia MultiMPEG2 Source
[ ] DirectSound 3D Renderer/Help
[ ] Claud/Dump/Wavdest DS Filter
Misc Stuff
[x] Div Fix 1.07
[x] Misc Utilities for Video/Audio
[ ] Help Files and Misc Docs
[x] Create Startmenu Shortcuts
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Sep 2003 @ 19:29

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#6
booty Suspended due non-functional email address
hey, doesn't Divx Total Pack take care of it all? I haven't run into any problems yet with video or audio.
#7
To be honest i havnmt heard of that... you mind posting a link?

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#8
i think he means the divxbundle pack 5.03
or he may be refering to the purchasable divx pro pack
#9
Can I simply remove the dll files in the sys folder to remove codecs, or do I have to use the uninstall program that come with the codecs? (I was wondering b/c I don't have shortcuts to a lot of codecs I have as I never figured I'd have to delete them... stupid me :o)

#10
CHeck Control Panel --> Add Remove. Also check these folders (default installation):

c:\Program Files\NimoCodec Pack
c:\Program Files\DivX
I cant remember the rest hehe

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#11
booty Suspended due non-functional email address
yea sorry heres the link (divx Total pack 1.5)

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/divx_total_pack.html

#12
kardi03 Suspended due non-functional email address
dear Praetor

i removed and reinstalled all my codecs like mentioned in ur link, i still have 2 AVI files that i cannot play. i get no errors in real player, no errors when i check them with GSPOT(it claims to be able to play the file) and still i cannot see the pic or hear anything when i play the file. I dont understand what the problem is. BTW i have played other AVI files and they work fine (but if it is a prob with the files why doesnt GSpot pick it up?) Please help
#13
What does GSpot report as the FourCC of these movies?

if '0' its most likely a fake.



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#14
kardi03 Suspended due non-functional email address
how do i look up the FourCC of a file in GSpot?
#15
Maybe you can edit this message since you found out how in the last few minutes.

:-)

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#16
booty Suspended due non-functional email address
people, people. why waste your time messing around with nimo and all that when divx total pack takes care of it. im telling you, ive had no probs and neither has any of my friends. heres the link again.

http://www.divx-digest.com/software/divx_total_pack.html

or the direct link

http://www.quellicheilpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=146 (just click on "DivX Total Pack 1.7" at the beginning of the paragraph.
#17
Seems like a nice pack.

Although you should never download everything from a codec pack. Its best to keep things simple and only install what is absolutely necessary. That way when you have a problem itll be easy to pinpoint the exact nature and fix it. Downloading codecs left and right will only cause you frustration in the future.
But thats just the opinion of a very very cautious guy :P

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#18
Quote:
Its best to keep things simple and only install what is absolutely necessary.

Bingo! :-)

kardi03:
Open the movie up with GSpot and in the top right hand corner in the Video section there will be a box that says 4CC. If that box is zero, odds are you have a fake. Also click the "Render" button at the bottom of GSpot to see if the codecs yo have can actually decompress the movie (no gurantee you can watch it but a step in the right direction). You may also consider checking out the movie with AVICodec since it gives a different kind of feedback and such.

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#19
to: booty
I tried the Divx Total Pack, and it seems to be working fine!
I just want to thank u for the advise!
#20
booty Suspended due non-functional email address
your welcome...let me know if you have any probs because no one i know has had any.
#21
In media player 6.4, it is playing VOB files for windows 2000. But I want to play .VOB files in media player 9 latest. Any one help me on this. In mdeia player 6.4, when i used codic that is (http://www.digital-digest.net/downloads/files/encode/VOB_Filters_104.zip), then it is working fine. But it is not working for media player 9. Any idea about this.
#22
Thats because WMP9 is a lot more pretty crap than it is functional stuff.

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#23
I have used ACE Mega Codecs Pack (mirrors: http://www.filemirrors.com/search.src?file=ACEMCP593PRO.EXE). What do you mean about this pack?
And i made a little pack to repair this mpeg2dm.ax error.
(http://rr.sote.hu/~lrichard/letoltes/nitroterr.zip) - This have a start_en.bat (english language). The start.bat is on hungarian language. The XP is not a DOS based operating system, de "chocie" command not work... :-(
I can't write good english. ;-)

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#24
First of all... What program do yal use to play the movies? That's all I need to know and I'll be set
#25
To booty: couldn't download divx total pack 1.7, seem that the file compressesed is invalid or corrupted..
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