Video won't play!

10-30-2004 06:07 PM
chris_cubed23

I’ve downloaded a movie, but DivX player wont play it at all and Windows Media Player and Real Player only play the audio! It’s very frustrating. It’s a .mpeg file. Before downloading a codec pack or two, none of my players played any of the file, at least now I have the audio - but does anyone know how to get the video to work too? reply

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10-30-2004 07:51 PM
anonymous

The most effective way to diagnose this would be to feed the file into one or more of the diagnostic tools on this page
http://www.moviecodec.com/questions/neededcodec.html
(I recommend using avicodec or videoinspector first, as opposed to gspot, since they can tell the difference between mpeg-1 and mpeg-2)
You say the extension is mpeg, so it could be mpeg-2 as opposed to mpeg-1, but just use one of the diagnostic programs to make sure, as extensions on file sharing programs tend to get renamed a lot. reply

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