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Cannot open .avi files?

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by vhanster, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. vhanster

    vhanster Member

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    I just recently download some .avi video files but I can't open it with any video players, whether it be DIVx, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, VLC Player, etc. Can anyone help? PLEAS
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Use MediaInfo to find out the codec used.
     
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  3. vhanster

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    And what after that? I don't understand how these codes work, so how does knowing the codec helps me?
     
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    xboxdvl2 Regular member

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    by finding out what codecs they are you can find a media player that supports that codecs.
     
  5. vhanster

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    So how do you do that? I have absolutely 0 knowledge about codecs.
     
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    Perhaps some mistakes occured when you are downloading.You can download them again
     
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    here is an example using gspot (basically its similar to media info).on the pic you will see the video is mpeg 4.so you'd use a video player that supports mpeg 4 to play the video.i use windows media player with k-lite codecs installed to play everything.basic google search of a video player will give you the file type it supports.VLC is suppose to play everything.

    vlc media player
     
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  8. vhanster

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    VCL won't play the video wither. It keeps saying
    "No suitable decoder module:
    VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this."

    I don't really understand what it meant, though
     
  9. JST1946

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    Sounds like the avi files you downloaded are corrupted.It doesn't recogize the files so none of the media players will play them.I would try and download them again.

    A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The word codec is a portmanteau of 'compressor-decompressor' or, more commonly, 'coder-decoder'

    "undf" is an undefined file. This may be because it is corrupted, or it is still in the process of being downloaded, and therefore vital information is missing.
     
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    He is right..to a point, use gspot to find out which codec is needed, you don't need a new player though, just need to install a new codec paste your findings from gspot into here.
     
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    It is either your file is corrupt if not. Try to use total video converter it can convert different video file format and it also can play different video format.
     

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