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.avi file problem

Posted on 2007-04-01
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Dear experts,
                i have windows xp proff.in my system ,and have a problem in playing a  vedio file  with extention of .AVI, when i try to play this vedio file in real player or divx player it comes cross problem and  it asks for direct show decoder icm.h264, i tried to download it but its not working .
kindly help
regards
sanjeev
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by:Burns2007
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Use VLCPlayer, it'll play basically any codec.

www.videolan.org
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by:shuboarder
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Hi sanjeevkmrs,

You can also check with the following utility which codec is required to play the file:

GSpot:
www.headbands.com/gspot/ 

You can then search google for the required codec and install it on your system.

I would suggest you install a codec pack such as KLite:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

Hope this helps!
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fredshovel earned 500 total points
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Your AVI could be an encrypted file. The H.264 part is almost cettainly the new MPEG-4 AVC codec, but this one looks like its protected.
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