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I own a 486 PC and i installed a Babylon 5 Entertainment package with sone AVI files and tried to play some of them but it showed a window with diagonal stripes across and a message saying "can not find vid:cvid decompressor" and plays the sound in the background. What is a vid:cvid compresser, what can i do to fix this problem and if it involves software, can it be downloaded online? Thanks
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      When you attempt to play an .avi file in Windows 95, an error message similar to the following may be displayed in the playback window, with diagonal lines in the background:
Video not available, cannot find 'vids:cvid' decompressor.


       The exact text of the error message may vary, depending on the type of compression that was used to compress the file. In particular, the "cvid" portion of the error message may be replaced by "rt21" or "msvc."

       CAUSE

       Video compression is not installed in Windows 95.

       RESOLUTION

       Install video compression by following these steps:

         1.In Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

         2.Click the Windows Setup tab.

         3.Click Multimedia, and then click Details.

         4.Click the Video Compression check box to select it, and then click OK.

         5.Click OK.

       NOTE: If the .avi file you want to play was not compressed with compression software that is compatible with the compression
       software included with Windows 95, the resolution described above may not resolve the problem. To play an .avi file that was
       compressed with third-party compression software, contact the manufacturer of the compression software to obtain the codec
       necessary to decompress the file.

       MORE INFORMATION

       Video compression is installed when you use the Typical or Portable option in Windows 95 Setup, but is not installed if you use the
       Compact option. The files that are associated with video compression are:

            Iccvid.dll
            Ir32_32.dll
            Msrle32.dll


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Hi! Thanks a lot for answering my question. I did exactly what you told me and It asked me to put a Windows95 startup disk 7 in drive a: and I don't have it. Is there any way to download it off the internet. And speaking of downloading, I have some problems with that as weel. The last two downloads, Duke Nukem 3D and a Quake level would not setup and gave a message that the files were damaged during the download. I found out that i didn't have the winzip.exe file and tried to downloading it with the same result. Could you give some advice mon how to sove these problems? Thanks.
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