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Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by evildrew, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. evildrew

    evildrew Member

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    Hey... I'd be classified as a newbie, but rest assured that I've tried to find the solution to my problems elswhere before bothering you all here. Here's the problem. Lately the videos that I download are displayed incorrectly (i.e. the incorrect aspect ratio) when I play them back in wmp 9. The file properties show the proper widescreen ratio, but when I use wmp, powerDVD, or ATI player, they all display at 4:3. RealOne player is the only one that seems to get the sizing right. Up until now I've been happy to use it, but after messing with xvid codecs (to solve the green blocky problem) I can only get sound with no video out of realOne for clips encoded with the xvid codec. All other players have sound and video, but the ratios are incorrect. I've looked all over the place for people with similar problems, but haven't found anything helpful. Any advice would be wonderful.
    Athlon XP 1700+
    Windows XP professional
    Latest xvid build, divx 5.0.2 pro...
    ATI all-in-wonder Radeon 32
     
  2. evildrew

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    It's been a few days... Does anyone have a suggestion as to why I'm having this problem?

    Thanks,

    Drew
     
  3. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey Drew, sorry i didnt respond earlier.

    This seems to me like a codec problem, could you tell me what codecs you have installed?
     
  4. evildrew

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    First, thanks for the response... It's greatly appreciated.

    Let's see. I've been doing a lot of uninstalling and reinstalling my codecs lately to resolve conflicts, but this problem with the aspect ratio seems to be staying constant.
    Right now I have the most current Nimo codec pack installed, but i also have a copy of Divx 5.02 pro, and the most current xvid build (nic's, I think). In the last day or so I've uninstalled everything and reinstalled the nimo pack all by itself. (I used all the standard install options and added directshow support and some additional audio codecs) As a side note, I also did a complete reinstall of windows xp to get rid of wmp9, and that didn't help either.

    This seems to have solved the problem for xvid encoded videos in Realone player, but all clips still fail to display in letterbox format on any other player.
    So in summary, I seem to have rigged it well enough to play 99% of the clips I want to view. If you have a suggestion, I'll try it though. I'd really like to know why the other players don't recognize the aspect ratio. I agree that it sounds like a codec problem, but I don't see how it could be any of the major codecs since I've had them all in and out over the last few days. My best guess is that it's something old that was installed long ago that can't be removed easily.

    Thanks again for your time, Dela...

    Drew
     
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    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    You said you have the nimo codec pack installed. I hate codec packs. They cause nothing but problems really!

    these are the codecs that i installed and i have no problems at all so far,

    DivX ;-) MPEG4 Codec release 3.11 alpha
    xVid Codec (Vite)
    Tmd Codec (just in case i need it at some stage)
    Divx Ac3 Codec
    xVid Ac3 Codec
    Radium Mp3 Codec

    Probably have more but I can't think of em right now, lol.
     
  6. evildrew

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    Yeah, I've always had the same feeling about codec packs, but in this instance it seems to have done the trick. I've had all those individual codecs you listed and more... It's crazy that I haven't been able to find anyone else who has had this problem.

    Oh well, I guess it's a moot point anyway considering that I'm getting all the clips to work with realone player. I think that i'll do some testing on a fresh system... Maybe I can figure out how to create that problem on a fresh machine... That should get me one step closer to reversing it.

    Thanks again for your attention, Dela. If I ever find a solution, I'll pm it to you. You know, for future reference.

    Drew
     
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    Hey evildrew. I seem to be having a "green blocky" problem with the playback of xVid files. How did you solve the problem?

    thanks,
    elrog
     
  8. Dela

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    Sounds like a bad xvid codec. get the xvid codec by vite, it can be found easy on kazaa.
     
  9. evildrew

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    Yep, get the latest version of the Xvid codec, uninstall the one you already have, then reinstall the new one. That did the trick for me. If that doesn't work, try uninstalling any codec "packs" you might have. Dela was right when she said that they can cause problems... Particularly when you install one of them over the xvid codec.

    Hope this works for you.

    Drew
     
  10. elrog

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    Thanks, but I had already tried that. I have tried the latest stable and expiremental builds by nic, koepi and vite both with and without the latest build of the Nimo codec pack installed. Everything has the same green blocky problem... Any other suggestions?

    thanks,
    elrog
     
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  11. evildrew

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    I've read about a lot of people who have had this problem... And found several different solutions. Some got it to work with a simple reinstall of the xvid codec. Others updated the directshow filters and that did it. It sounds like you have already tried several different combinations. I hate to say this but the only other remedy I can think of is to uninstall all codecs (and by this I mean everything that you can) and then reinstall again one at a time, starting with xvid. Try playing the clip each time you install a new codec.

    I'm not suggesting this because I've seen it work, but only because theoretically with a clean codec list there should be no (or at least fewer) conflicts.

    If you do find something that works post it here, please. I'd like to know.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help...

    Drew
     
  12. Dela

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    Just update your xVid codecs.

    Drew, my name is JAMES so i'm a he ;-)
     
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    Sorry about that Dela... No offense intended.

    Drew
     
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    None taken, a few ppl have mistaked it. My last name is delahunty so ppl just called me dela
     
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    Dela, I have tried the latest xVid codec from vite and it didn't work... I don't know what to tell ya, but thanks for the input.

    I was thinking about uninstalling and reinstalling all of my video codecs and probably even playback software just in case, but that would take some time and I go back to college in a few days and won't have to deal with this computer once I do. ;)

    thanks for the help all,
    elrog
     
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    DMO MP4S Mpeg4s Decoder DMO Microsoft Corporation qasf.dll --> mp4sdmod.dll
    DMO WMV Screen decoder DMO Microsoft Corporation qasf.dll --> wmsdmod.dll
    DMO WMVideo Decoder DMO Microsoft Corporation qasf.dll --> wmvdmod.dll
    DMO MP43 Mpeg43 Decoder DMO Microsoft Corporation qasf.dll --> mp43dmod.dll
    DMO MPG4 Mpeg4 Decoder DMO Microsoft Corporation qasf.dll --> mpg4dmod.dll
    DSH DV Video Encoder qdv.dll
    DSH Indeo® video 5.10 Compression Filter Ligos Corporation Ir50_32.dll
    DSH Indeo® Video 5.2 Compression Filter Ligos Corporation Ir50_32.dll
    DSH MJPEG Compressor quartz.dll
    DSH Nero Digital Video Encoder
    DSH MP43 ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder ffdshow.ax
    DSH MPEG1 MPEG Video Decoder quartz.dll
    DSH DirectVobSub (auto-loading version) Gabest vsfilter.dll
    DSH DIVX DivX Decoder Filter DivXNetworks, Inc. divxdec.ax
    DSH MP4S DivX MPEG-4 DVD Video Decompressor DivX_c32.ax
    DSH DVSD DV Video Decoder qdv.dll
    DSH DIVX DivX Decoder Filter DivXNetworks, Inc. divxdec.ax
    DSH 3IV1 3ivx D4 Video Decoder 3ivx.com 3ivxDSDecoder.ax
    DSH BLZ0 DivX for Blizzard Decoder Filter DivXNetworks, Inc. blizzard.ax
    DSH MSS1 Microsoft Screen Video Decompressor Microsoft Corporation msscds32.ax
    DSH WMV1 Windows Media Video Decoder Microsoft Corporation wmvds32.ax
    DSH WMV2 Windows Media Video Decoder Microsoft Corporation wmv8ds32.ax
    DSH XVID XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder xvid.ax
    DSH MPEG2 InterVideo Video Decoder InterVideo Inc. ivivideo.ax
    DSH IV41 Indeo® video 4.4 Decompression Filter Intel Corporation Ir41_32.ax
    DSH IV50 Indeo® Video 5.2 Decompression Filter Ligos Corporation Ir50_32.dll
    DSH MJPG AVI Draw quartz.dll
    DSH TM20 TrueMotion 2.0 Decompressor The Duck Corporation tm20dec.ax
    DSH Video Port Manager quartz.dll
    DSH AVI Decompressor quartz.dll
    DSH QTRpza QT Decompressor quartz.dll
    DSH MJPG MJPEG Decompressor quartz.dll
    DSH CyberLink Video/SP Decoder CyberLink Corp. CLVSD.ax
    VFW 3IVX 3ivx D4 4.0.4 3ivx.com qcap.dll --> 3ivxVfWCodec.dll
    VFW CVID Cinepak Codec by Radius Radius Inc. qcap.dll --> iccvid.dll
    VFW D263 Xirlink H.263 Video Codec Xirlink, Inc. qcap.dll --> xl_x263dec.dll
    VFW DIV3 DivX ;-) MPEG-4 Low-Motion qcap.dll --> DivXc32.dll
    VFW DIV4 DivX ;-) MPEG-4 Fast-Motion ! qcap.dll --> DivXc32f.dll
    VFW DIVX DivX Pro(tm) 5.1 Codec DivXNetworks, Inc. qcap.dll --> divx.dll
    VFW FVFW ffvfw MPEG-4 Codec qcap.dll --> ffvfw.dll
    VFW HFYU Huffyuv v2.1.1 Disappearing Inc. qcap.dll --> huffyuv.dll
    VFW I263 Intel I.263 Video Driver 2.55.012 Intel Corporation qcap.dll --> i263_32.drv
    VFW I420 Intel 4:2:0 Video V2.50 Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> msh263.drv
    VFW IV32 Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2 qcap.dll --> Ir32_32.dll
    VFW IV41 Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 Intel Corporation qcap.dll --> Ir41_32.ax
    VFW IV50 Ligos Indeo® XP Video 5.2 Ligos Corporation qcap.dll --> ir50_32.dll
    VFW IYUV Intel IYUV codec Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> iyuv_32.dll
    VFW M261 Microsoft H.261 Video Codec Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> msh261.drv
    VFW M263 Microsoft H.263 Video Codec Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> msh263.drv
    VFW MRLE Microsoft RLE Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> msrle32.dll
    VFW MSVC Microsoft Video 1 Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> msvidc32.dll
    VFW VIFP VFAPI Reader Codec 1.03 ** Unknown VFW Driver file missing
    VFW WMV3 Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 Microsoft Corporation qcap.dll --> wmv9vcm.dll
    VFW XVID XviD MPEG-4 Codec qcap.dll --> xvid.dll
    VFW YV12 Xirlink YV12 <-> RGB converter Xirlink, Inc. qcap.dll --> xl_yv12.dll
    I don't know how much this will help, but over the past year or so these are the codexs I have installed. I have not had ANY problems at all playing anything and everything. P-4, 1.9ghz, XP home sp1. TK
     

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