Fix Avi Codec Issue

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-08

I have  an avi file my friend sent through to me via the LAN network. It works fine on his computer. But it doesnt on mine. I tried installing codec packs and DivX, restarted the computer, but no luck. Do you guys know a way to fix this?
Question by:udara22
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    You can try downloading/installing VLC Media Player (it's free), and it plays pretty much everything without having to install codec packs (they're built in).
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    And if that doesn't work for you or isn't what you want to do, you can download MediaInfo and it will might identify the missing codec that you need.
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    by:☠ MASQ ☠
    Yes, MediaInfo or (as it is an .avi file) GSpot ( which will identify the codec used for the video stream.  Open the .avi with one of these and get the program to try to render the file.

    You're probably going to need an XviD or DivX codec.
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    Which codec pack did you install?
    Also agree with MASQUERAID
    this avi may be a Xvid format,  and or using an audio codec you don't have
    The fact it doesn't play after installing codec? and divx? could indicate other issues.
    Make sure DirectX & graphics card drivers are up to date.
    Video require graphics hardware acceleration can also cause this
    Which media player are you using  ? WMP? 11 for xp  12 for W7 or other? and Divx player

    Drop the file into VirtualDubFrom the "File" dropdown menu, select File Information
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    in fairness to us could you come back and provide the solution like what fixed it.

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