cannot play .avi file

Hello everybody,

I have an .avi file, to my knowledge, it's just a raw avi from a digital camera. I have Windows media player 10.0 and I cannot play it... It's saying that "... one more codecs are missing...". I don't spend too much time looking for them and I know there're tons, so would appreciate if some one help me with this.

Thank you,
Yurich
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Dushan De SilvaConnect With a Mentor Technology ArchitectCommented:
You are Welcome Yurich!
Probably need to install the appropriate compressor/decompressor (codec).  Most AVI files nowadays are in XviD or DivX.  You can get these from:

XviD
http://www.xvid.org/

DivX
http://www.divx.com/

Download these and install them.  You should then be able to see the video with the audio.

Also, you can check on the format (codec) used by downloading a program called GSPOT - see http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectCommented:
Hi Yurich ,
Try with VLC Player.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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YurichAuthor Commented:
thanks, dushan. i tried it and it didn't play my avi files... :( it didn't say anything just didn't do anything either. i tried some mpeg files, it was fine, but i could play those with my windows media player...

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gecko_au2003Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Just my $0.02 but I would use gspot first to establish what codec(s) the video file requires and from there get the relevant codec(s) if required etc.

Post back with your findings from gspot and go from there :)
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Mark2006Commented:
try to convert this file using AVS Video Converter to another format http://www.best-video-converter.com/avs-video-converter.html

this converter has lots of integrated codecs
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MereteCommented:
otherwise there is media player classic install the ffdshow for compressions and you shoudl be set

FFDSHOW is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing several video formats, including DivX, XviD, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 movies.
Filter also supports nowadays decoding of virtually all audio formats used in movies, including AC3, DTS, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis, and several subtitle formats.
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm

Media Player Classic is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like the good-old Media Player v6.4, but has lots of nice extra features.
MPC has, for instance, a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support (requires QT and/or Real player), and lots more.
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/media_player_classic.cfm

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YurichAuthor Commented:
thank you guys,
I found what codec I needed using gspot and then found this codec (iv50) very clickly using the google search.
your help is very appreciated,
best regards,
yurich
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Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectCommented:
You are Welcome yurich!
And Thanks for your points!.

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