HELP with avi file (1 Viewer)

Jul 19, 2003
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I have this file that when I play it, Windows Media ends up telling me "error downloading codec" and I end up with no audio. Does anyone know what that might be? I went to www.divx.com to download the latest codecs and that didn't help.

If you need more info about the file, tell me where to look.
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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Open the file in Virtualdub, then click on File -> File Information. It should have the name of the codec used and other useful info

Hope that helps
 

Majed

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Jul 17, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by nosubstitute959 ] ++
about 700 Mb........it's "Friday After Next" :p
hmmm... 700 MB... interesting..

yeah!!
i got it. Your problem isn't with the size.. it must be something else. :cool:













;) :D
 
OP
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nosubstitute959
Jul 19, 2003
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#6
hmmmmmmm.......so you're suggesting that a file could be too small........interesting. :p


Open the file in Virtualdub, then click on File -> File Information. It should have the name of the codec used and other useful info

Hope that helps

Graham, I tried that but couldn't find anything about the codec used.......I'll post an image of it as soon as I get home.
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#9
Ahh crap, I thought it was a video problem. One thing you could try is re-encoding the video and audio streams. Make sure you have full processing mode activated for both A/V. Select your compressor in Video -> Compression and Audio -> Compression, then go to File -> Save as... and choose a new filename. That way Virtualdub will re-write both streams in your chosen format. Hopefully VD can read the audio stream in the first place.

I find it quite odd that you're getting an unknown codec error in the video, I've never really had any major problems with uknown codecs

Ahh crap, I just had an idea i should've suggested ages ago. Try DivFix

If it can't read the .avi at the first attempt, try re-encoding the video as i described, then run DivFix on it
 

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