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No codecs in virtualdubmod???

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by SCSS, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. SCSS

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    I recently installed the Ace Mega Codec Pack v6.03 (I had 5.91 before) and after installing I checked Virtualdubmod and I was missing all the codecs! The list was completely blank! So I quickly uninstalled 6.03 and re-installed 5.91, but the list stayed blank? Whats going on? Ive already scanned for viruses and spyware in hope that it would find something...
     
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    If you want to avoid problems like this I would suggest that you stop installing codec packs. You could try a system restore.
     
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    celtic_d is correct. Uninstall the codec pack. You are still missing codecs which came with Windows, so try as above told. Then clean all debris from registry e.g. with RegCleaner. After that, install individual codecs you only need.
     
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    So I'm absolutely screwed and theres nothing I can do to fix this witout doing a system restore? Keeping in mind that I can still play all my xvid/divx, and any other avis that need those codecs with Media Player Classic...
     
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    Media Player Classic uses directshow. VirtualDub uses VfW.

    Actually now that I think about it, it is probably as simple as deleting the empty vidc entries in your registry. Could also try installing one of Koepi's XviD builds as the installer runs a check.

    Still I stand by my warning about codec packs.
     
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    So what keys do I have to empty exactly? I'm ready to try just about anything without having to resort to System Restore. Oh and I use Nic's build for XviD. I find it simpler to use than Koepi's.
     
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    I have found the problem, but I need your help to fix it! I checked the vidc.xxxx entries in the registry and they point to C:\program files\ace mega codec pack\whatever.dll BUT upon examining a program called Avi Codecs, it shows that those entries point to an invalid location, mainly: C:\windows\system32\C:\program files\ace mega codec pack\whatever.dll Without moving all the dlls and re-doing all the registry entries, how can i fix this?
     
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    Ive got a question now: how come the drivers have to be in the system32 directory? I tried putting them in a subdir and it would not recognize them, but once I got the registry cleaned up and moved them into system32, it works fine...
     

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