Well what can I say...It’s an MS thing...the codec is already in your computer,but your Win Media player 11 /or vista blocks it.
Just follow these steps:
1. Click on Start -> Control Panel.
2. Click on Add hardware applet.
3. On the Add Hardware Wizard, click on Next button.
4. Select “Yes, I have already connected the hardware” radio button and then click Next button.
5. Choose “Add a new hardware device” at the bottom of the list and then click Next.
6. Select “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)” and click Next.
7. Select “Sound, video and game controllers” from “Common hardware types” list and click Next.
8. Select “(Standard system devices)” from “Manufacturer”.
Note: To install or reintall video codecs, select “(Standard system devices)” from “Manufacturer” and “Video Codecs” from “Model” instead.
9. Click on “Have Disk…” button.
10. Click Browse button in the Install From Disk dialog box. Navigate to folder C:\Windows\System32, and then locate mmdriver.inf file. Highlight mmdriver.inf and click Open or simply double click on mmdriver.inf file, then click OK in the Install From Disk dialog box.
Click on “Continue Anyway” button if a warning about logo compatibility pops up.
11. A list of audio codecs supported by mmdriver.inf appears on the Add Hardware Wizard.
Add Windows Default Codecs
Select a codec that you want to install. All codecs that you want must be installed one by one. Select one of the codecs needed such as Microsoft IMA ADPCM Audio Codec, and click on Next to reinstall the codec (on install the new codec is not yet be installed). MCI drivers are not needed as these are legacy drivers for Windows 95/98/Me.
Windows XP or 2000 installation CD may be need.
12. Repeat the steps to install other drivers until all is installed completed.
13. Reboot computer.
The following table lists the codecs that commonly included with original Windows installation:
DSP Group TrueSpeech Software Audio Codec
Intel Indeo R3.1 Video Codec
Indeo R3.2 Video Codec
Microsoft Audio codecs ADPCM Audio Codec
CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law Audio Codec
GSM 6.10 Audio Codec
IMA ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft Video codecs RLE Video Codec
Video 1 Video Codec
SuperMatch Cinepak Video Codec
have fun with all tose old family videos
Why do you people constantly blame things on Vista when you have yourself said that you are not computer savvy and don’t know much? The problem isn’t Vista it’s a missing codec. If you wipe your hard drive, install XP or whatever operating system you want you are still going to have the same problem unless the maker of that operating system have licensed that codec to include with their distribution or made a 'compatible' codec that will play the file almost as well
i found a solution that actually works and it’s easy make sure that all your video’s are in one folder now put a picture in that folder, double click on the picture and windows photo gallery should pop-up with you picture there then change slide and your video shoul be playing perfectly on the next slide
nick: i switched FROM XP TO Vista... *.asf files played with wmp on XP but for whatever reason the codec license negotiations didn’t go thru for Vista -- according to your explanation -- but that doesn’t explain why Vista users can open a PICTURE (any type) with wmp THEN forward or reverse to the next file, which if it’s a video/movie format supposedly missing a codec will play regardless of the missing codec ... apparently all this codec does is LOAD the movie when it’s clicked directly or opened from wmp, but the codec is not needed for scrolling thru media files
the biggest reason to blame Vista is the lousy support for an uncomplicated fix to this problem -- wmp only advice is “search the web for '11' (this is the WaveFormat or FourCC identifier of the code)" ... LOUSY support
Here is another quick fix which I just stumbled upon:
Go to Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices.
Click the Hardware tab.
Go to (double-click or select and choose Properties) Audio Codecs.
Select the Properties tab.
Double-click (or click on and click the Properties button for) imaadp32.acm.
Make sure 'Use this audio codec' is selected.
Several of my audio codecs were set to 'Do not use this audio codec', which was my problem in hearing audio from files downloaded from my digital camera.
Did you do this on Vista? because I get no such options or anything even similar whether I use Vista Control Panel view or “Classic View” ... my option is Control Panel : Hardware and Sound (Classic View separates these) ... choosing “Sound” option only allows volume or device & driver control ... nothing for Codecs, right-click is useless, “Search” doesn’t even help
I downloaded and installed Nero Showtime on my Vista system and it works. I then was looking a pictures from my cam on the same drive as the videos' with Windows Photo Gallery and it played the video also. Vista users may not need the Nero Showtime. Try playing it with Windows Photo Gallery before installing Nero Showtime.
CT wrote:Maj. D wrote:
I just got the same thing, dunno why. Vista=Lame in this occasions I suppose, because I have Vista as well.
None of these worked for me.
I did download AVS Video Converter which does convert ASF to AVI.
No MPEG4 V1 codec has worked so far though.