how to play .avi files

I’ve downloaded Windows Meida 10 and have made sure that the .avi files were checked when it asked what kind of files I wanted to view. However, it keeps playing the audio only. What else can I do to play an .avi file? Thanks. reply



You’re probably missing the video codec for it. To find out which video codec you need, run one of the tools listed on this page and find out what the fourcc is.
http://www.moviecodec.com/questions/neededcodec.html reply

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Anonymous, thank you so very much. That worked beautifully and now I can play all of the files. (And it was a fast fix, too.) Much appreciated. reply

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am having the same problem.. but am unable to excute the suggestion below: “To find out which video codec you need, run one of the tools listed on this page” - what tool?? thanks! reply

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(to kamal55555)
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avicodec: http://avicodec.duby.info
videoinspector: http://www.kcsoftwares.com/index.php?vtb reply

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can you play avi files with quicktime player reply

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im having the same problem of kamal55555 and ecouteuse. i’ve already run the video inspector and it appears that the video codec required to play my avi is already supported but still it wont play the video, the audio is fine. my system is p4 3ghz, 128 video card nvidia. plzzzz anyone can help... tnx reply

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@vince sanchez

No, you can’t play .avi files with QuickTime. You can use Media Player Classic or VLC/VideoLan to play these files. They’re your best options. reply

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whenever I try to play mine on DivX, it just says that an error was created and it shuts down. I don’t know, but the file may be corrupted or something.. reply

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Ive read and payed attention to the comments on this page but i am still unable to play .avi with my media player, is there a place on the entire web where i can just download the video codec for it or find the fourcc? reply

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help!! wenever i d/l films which are winRAR files then convert to avi. the sound never goes with the film wen playing it there is always a dely reply

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k look my problem is that i cant play .avi files in quicktime....any idea how i can fix this? reply

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play with vlc media player reply

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i have downloaded one file it’s .rip file can u suggest me how to open the file reply

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