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I had trouble finding a particular decompressor and u led me rite to it and everything worked fine...however I downloaded some other videos and when I tried to open them I got following message "video not available cannot find Vids:Cvid compressor" Would appreciate any help I can get in this matter..thanx...Andy
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by:accardo
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The last decompressor u found for me was Intel Iv50..Andy
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by:bjt3
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Try getting a new copy of the Microsoft Windows Media Player from
     http://www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/download/default.asp

or Quicktime 3.0 from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

I think that both of them have the Cinepak (cvid) codec.

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by:accardo
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I have had both mediaplayer and quicktime installed for sometime
now??? Please help'''Andy
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by:bjt3
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Andy,

Both Quicktime and the media player should have the cvid codec.  If you no longer
have it, then perhaps reloading them might help.  That's why I suggested that course of
action.

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by:accardo
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Idownloaded quicktime and didnt help..the url u gave for mediaplayer doesnt come up search engine cannot find it...??andy
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by:bjt3
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Ok, a question and a comment.

When you downloaded and installed the new QuickTime, did you use QuickTime to play
the video, or did you just double-click on the file from Explorer ?  Unless QuickTime is
reqistered to handle that file type, you'll need to use QuickTime to open the file manually.

And the comment, I just tried http://www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer/download/default.asp
and it brought me right to a page that says "Begin downloading..."  Isn't that where you ended
up ?  When I click on the "begin downloading", I get the Windows Media Player download.
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by:accardo
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OK guys..I downloaded Media Player amd quicktime 3  and between
the two of them I was able to view the videos I downloaded..Thanx for your help and patience..Andy
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by:bjt3
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In that case, why did you reject my first answer and accept an answer that appears to have
nothing to do with what solved your problem ?
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