video probllem

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    cutesnoopy1

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    i was downloading a movie

    and i save it in .avi file, as the download file is completed,i open the vide4o file.

    This was open up in window media player

    then it came up with a message that says:

    Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.

    can someone please tell me what's the problem and how solve to solve it?
     
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    Did you change the filetype to .avi or is that what it came as? Download the Vista codec pack, check the download area.
     
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    i change the file type to .avi
     
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    i have downloaded the vista codec but still it is not working

    it still came out with the comment:

    Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.
     
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    You can't just save a file using whatever extension you want, especially a video file. You need to save it using an extension compatible with the video codec embedded in the file. If you know what fourcc code the video used, you can determine what file extension to use. To see a list of fourcc codes, and to located utilities that will scan a file and tell you the code used, google for "fourcc".



    K-Lite codec pack contains most of the codecs you will need.
     
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    but it says that the file is in a form of .avi so that is why i saved it as an .avi file.

    scanning a file means that i have to save the file first before the file can be scan in order to tell me what code i need to used. So what file type should i save it as?
     
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    when i open this file on the media player classic,it comes up with a warning:

    Media Player Classic could not render some of the pins in the graph, you may

    not have the needed codecz or filters installed on the system.

    The following pin(s) failed to find a connectable filter:

    SHN to Wave Filter:XForm Out

    C:\TDDOWNLOAD\enchanted.avi::Output
    SHN to Wave Filter::XForm Out

    Media Type 0:
    --------------------------
    Audio: 0x0000 0Hz 0ch

    AM_MEDIA_TYPE:
    majortype: MEDIATYPE_Audio {73647561-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
    subtype: MEDIASUBTYPE_PCM {00000001-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
    formattype: FORMAT_WaveFormatEx {05589F81-C356-11CE-BF01-00AA0055595A}
    bFixedSizeSamples: 1
    bTemporalCompression: 0
    lSampleSize: 1
    cbFormat: 18

    WAVEFORMATEX:
    wFormatTag: 0x0000
    nChannels: 0
    nSamplesPerSec: 0
    nAvgBytesPerSec: 0
    nBlockAlign: 0
    wBitsPerSample: 0
    cbSize: 0 (extra bytes)

    pbFormat:
    0000: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    0010: 00 00 ..
     
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    If you googled as suggested, you would find some utilities you can download that will scan the file and tell you which particular codecs the file has used to encode the video and audio. AVI is not a codec; it's a file extension. Save the file using whatever extension you want, then run the utility to find out what codecs are needed. Then, obtain the codec packs and install them.
     
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    i have download the Video Inspector v1.11.2.111 which it can retrieve all interesting details about a video file and it also can be used to solve codec related problems.

    As i used that to retrieve information about the video file that i want to watch,the information came up with nothing except movie valid is No
     
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    i then download a different one to determine the file's codec which is afreeCodecVT v2.0.

    It says that this:

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px">Easily determine the Audio and Video codec required to view your video. Once the codec or problem is determined; you may easily search for the codec or tool to solve your issue using the software. </SPAN>

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px"></SPAN>

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px">as i scan the file with this, it pop up with a comment that says:</SPAN>

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px">The selected file is not an AVI.Support for other video formats is planned for future version</SPAN>

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px"></SPAN>

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px">Butfile that i selected is an AVI. What is wrong with it?</SPAN>

    <SPAN class=Blk12spaced style="MARGIN-TOP: 20px"></SPAN>
     
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    Just curious....Have you tried renaming the file with a different extension such as .wmv ? Sometimes I will get a video that refuses to play.....until I rename it. If that dosen't work, you can always go back to the original .avi extension
     
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    Try downloading this one:



    [url]http://www.divx-digest.com/software/avifourcc.html [/url]



    Simply unzip it and run it. Then, select the file you are trying to analyze. The top box will show the fourcc code. For example, I selected a random .AVI file, and the fourcc code is "mrle".



    That isn't terribly useful because what you really need to know the codec info. To do that, open WMP, right-click on the Menu bar, select Help --> About. Then, click on the Technical Support link in the about panel. In a minute or two, an IE page will open entitled Support Information for Windows Media Player. Scroll down to the bottom, you'll see Video Codecs. In the Format column is the list of fourcc codes. So, if there's no entry there for the fourcc code of your file, the proper codec is not installed.
     
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    When i open the window media player......as i click on the technical support information, it then popped up with a comment saying: window media player has stopped working
     
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    when using Codec Tweak Tool,it detect that DirectShow Filter is broken

    how can i fix it?

    And why is it like this?
     
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    Are you right-clicking in WMP after selecting the file it won't play? Or are you opening WMP without a file selection, and then right-clicking?
     
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    forget about this comment that i post. I have fix the DirectShow Filter
     
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    i right-clicking in WMP after selecting the file it won't play
     
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