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Old October 12, 2011, 07:18 PM
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I'm kinda confused. I'm trying to play an .avi file with Windows Media Player, and it says I need a codec. Does anyone know any good free ones and give me a short explanation to codecs? Many thanks.
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Old October 12, 2011, 07:19 PM
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go grab k-lite codec pack, or use VLC (which has all the codecs baked in)

you can also google codec for an explanation.
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Old October 12, 2011, 07:36 PM
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I prefer k-lite, supports GPU acceleration and comes with an excellent media player. (MPC-HC)
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Old October 12, 2011, 07:38 PM
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Aight, thanks for quick replies.
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Old October 12, 2011, 08:28 PM
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if you have questions after you google, then ask away :D
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Old October 12, 2011, 08:53 PM
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Windows XP I assume? Vista and 7 should play divx by default.
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Old October 12, 2011, 08:57 PM
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I like SMPLayer better than VLC lately.
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Old October 13, 2011, 05:45 AM
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On my personal computer I'll use VLC to playback anything I need, on my HTPC xbmc seems to handle all codecs I can throw at it.
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if you prefer to stick with the default windows media player, you can look up FFDSHOW if you want to install a single codec that will handle just about anything you throw at it.
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Old October 13, 2011, 08:51 PM
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if you prefer to stick with the default windows media player, you can look up FFDSHOW if you want to install a single codec that will handle just about anything you throw at it.
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