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Why is it that you can never have enough codecs, no matter how often you update, you will get to a point where you download something that will not work.
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Why is it that you can never have enough codecs, no matter how often you update, you will get to a point where you download something that will not work.
cant you codec match it with a site or something
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cant you codec match it with a site or something
no. Even media player, divX or winDVD which all have codec grabbers in case you download a codec if needed, can find one for this one avi file.
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(Original post by wiwarin_mir)
no. Even media player, divX or winDVD which all have codec grabbers in case you download a codec if needed, can find one for this one avi file.
maybe its just a dodgy file.
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maybe its just a dodgy file.
I don't think so as I can hear the sound, just not the video. The most annoying thing is, it is episode 64 of naruto, which I really want to see.
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maybe its just a dodgy file.
Referring to the content of the video or the file extentions etc?
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Have a look at the video file with a hex editor. The codec name is usually stuck in there in ascii near the start of the file.
I really cannot be bothered to look for a hex editor and then open a 141MB file to look at the codec
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Referring to the content of the video or the file extentions etc?
the file extention is an avi. The most annoying thing is that I downloaded it in a pack of 10 files, and the others I have finished downloading work fine.
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:rolleyes: Finding a free hex editor takes about 2 seconds using google, downloading and installing it takes a minute, opening the file takes a few more... you could have it done in 2 minutes flat no problem.
but I am re-downloading the file, so that is sucking up most of my bandwidth, and I hate slow internet.
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over teh years i've manage to nail it down to three codecs that seem to be able to play anything. (Well anything i downloaded so far)
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over teh years i've manage to nail it down to three codecs that seem to be able to play anything. (Well anything i downloaded so far)
and they would be?
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Just open it with a text editor then, works just the same. The codec name is in the first line, the second human-readable thing you can see.
again, this would take ages and sakura might get annoyed and crashed
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and they would be?
well this is for videos: DivX, Xvid, AC3


hope it helps
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Referring to the content of the video or the file extentions etc?
I mean maybe it was encoded properly with a normal, popular codec, but somewhere along the way a few bits have degraded rendering it unviewable.

remember, with most videos, the sound is usually put in a seperate place in the file, so if the video has degraded, the sound will usually still work.
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(Original post by wiwarin_mir)
Why is it that you can never have enough codecs, no matter how often you update, you will get to a point where you download something that will not work.
I used to have that trouble. This was until I downloaded the K-lite codec pack. The Mega version has basically everything you need.

http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/

It comes with GSpot, which I used before anyway, which analyses video files and tells you which codecs a file uses, and if you have or need them.
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codecpacks usually cause trouble, coz they install more codecs then you need.
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Possible but videos can use separate codecs for the audio and video streams, you need both to see and hear; if you only have the audio codec you'll see but not hear...
one good thing about having broadband is it only takes about an hour and a half to download a replacement episode
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one good thing about having broadband is it only takes about an hour and a half to download a replacement episode
an hour and a half? you call that broadband? you should be at uni.
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an hour and a half? you call that broadband? you should be at uni.
I have the advantage of not having all the security measures as I control sakura's security, so I can download using anything.
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codecpacks usually cause trouble, coz they install more codecs then you need.
I don't see why that should cause trouble.

The K-lite codec pack in particular is well regarded. It's from the same stable as Kazaa lite.
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