Help: Couldn’t locate decompressor for format `XVID` VirtualDub requires a VFW codec

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I get this message when I try to open my movie with VirtualDub. Can someone please help. I am really a noob.

“Couldn’t locate decompressor for format `XVID` (unknown)
VirtualDub requires a videro for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows Media Player, are not suitable." reply



Just downloaded the application and all’s well

http://www.free-codecs.com/Nic_XviD_Codec_download.htm reply

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If you have a 64 bit os, like Vista or XP 64bit, you will need the 64 bit codec for Xvid.

Download it HERE.

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OH wow thank you soooooooooo much talkinggoat
that worked!
i have 64bit vista reply

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thanks.that work for me .:HJ reply

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I’m getting same error-message when trying to open .avi-files, but I’m using 32bit Vista. Somebody help? reply

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thanks talkinggoat

greeeeeeeeeetz reply

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thanks to all !!! This helped! reply

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Hey Guys, I have the same Problem, but the Link that talkinggoat posted, doesn’t work anymore please help! reply

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Sorry guys and girls. Got the link back up. Let me know if it gives you any problems. reply


Thanks talkinggoat IOU one .) reply

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thanks talkinggoat :) reply

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Thanks very much talkinggoat! reply

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Sooo uh..
I have Vista 32bit Home Premium
I downloaded VirtualDub 1.3c (build 10740)
I downloaded the codecs provided and I still can’t get rid of the Couldn’t locate decompressor for format `XVID` (unknown) message, what am I doing wrong? reply

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@Talkinggoat, download VirtualDub 1.8 and make sure u have ffdshow installed, if not, download it. Then, download this http://www.mediafire.com/?2mwqyjr9imn and 'reg' it!
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you’re done.. :] reply

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Thanks talkinggoat! reply

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THaaannnkss..SOOO MUCH..you made my day!!! reply

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I had the same issue as the poster with a recently translated/dubbed video but now when I try to open a slightly older video, it gives the same error msg except now the system can’t find a decompressor for format DX50. Maybe the translator used a diff kind of codec? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. reply

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thanks talkinggoat,
Got divx working on my windows 7 x64 system.
Very much appreciated. reply

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