Lol Kalindee, you believed what Rapping granny was saying?
Err, the Rapping granny is some fool who keeps spamming (posting nonsense) on these forums. Ignore its advice.
Now, download TFO’s Codec Finder:
Drop your AVI into it and post what it says.
In the meantime, you could just play your AVI using VideoLAN (www.videolan.org).
i have dropped my file into the codec finder, and this is what it says(windows media player will not play it):
Name: C:\Documents and Settings\Alex Artus\Desktop\My Shared Folder\dawn of the dead cd2 ts-esoteric 2004.aviMovie Size: 7.66 MB or 7,839 kB
Movie Length: 62 mins, 28 secs.
Video Codec FourCC: divx
Video Codec: DivX 5
Codec or Variant Installed?: YES!
Video Width x Height: 352 x 288
Video FPS/Bitrate: 25.000 / -12861620 kbit/s
Audio Codec: 26966
Audio Bitrate: 12861637 Kbit/s
Audio Channels: 29810
Audio Samples: 1,147,953,525 Hz
You downloaded some broken download from someone (he had that from irc or dc++ probably) and you only have the first 7MB of the 700MB :)
TS is TeleSync btw (which is not a codec) and Esoteric is a group of movie rippers or smth.
If downloaded from kazaa and such networks there are a huge amount of fake movie and mp3 files there. To test them before you download check if the download speeds are unsually fast. Eg. on a 56k connection it’s impossible to get speeds over 5.6kbps but those fake ones (dummy Text files) reach speeds of 10kbps or more. Also use AVI preview to confirm that u are downloading the correct content!!!! There are some wankers out there beware!!!!