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VLC don't play XVID, but MPC does

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by chochem, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. chochem

    chochem Member

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    I need to use VLC for some transcoding. The transcoding itself is not an issue as a kind soul has provided a .bat file onto which the files in question only need to be dropped. The problem is playback. I've been using Media Player Classic alongside some codec packs from www.free-codecs.com to play most everything - divx, quicktime, real etc. - but whenever I open these files (xvid being of particular interest) in VLC, I get nothing. The file opens and the 'current position marker' starts speeding along (the length of the file is correctly identified) but with no playback, audio or video.

    I assumed the two programs would draw on the same ressources, codec-wise, but maybe I'm wrong? I've searched for "xvid vlc" in order to find some special plugin/install/decoder for this format and this program but with no results. And nobody else seemingly reporting issues with xvid playback on vlc?

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Indochine

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    VLC does not use any external video codec, pack codec or any ffdshow, or any DirectShow codec. It uses its own codecs.

    A new version, 0.8.6 came out on April 19, but there has already been an update (0.8.6b) because of various issues including H.264.

    If you analyse the video with G-Spot does that give any clues?




     

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