Xvid Problem: can't play file even with codec installed

06-28-2005 11:09 AM

I need one codec of xvid pro The.Lord.Of.The.Rings-Return.Of.The.King.EXTENDED.EDITION.DVDRip.XViD-ALLiANCE.cd1 archive, I tried varios but it does work reply


07-27-2005 08:37 AM
1,580 posts

Just to clarify, there is no xvid pro codec. There is divx pro, but not xvid pro.
If you properly installed the codec from a reliable source like http://www.koepi.org or http://nic.dnsalias.com/xvid.html (and you had administrator privileges during the installation), then the problem isn’t with the codec.
Chances are the file is truncated or otherwise corrupt. An easy way to check is to feed the file into gspot (headbands.com/gspot). It will tell you corrupted avi header. If that’s the case, try opening the file with avipreview (avipreview.com) or media player classic (gabest.org). If gspot doesn’t recognize the file as being an avi, then it’s either corrupt beyond recovery or a fake. reply


10-26-2008 02:53 AM

i was having the same problem.. what it boiled down to was i had xvid and divx downloaded.. but not directX... directX is windows software.. and you have to validate your copy of windows to download it.. if you have a pirated copy of windows you may be S.O.L. reply


11-12-2009 04:07 AM

You could give VLC media player a try. It’s a freeware media player that plays loads of different formats including Xvid.

Download it from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ reply


01-21-2013 10:54 PM

sand:This song blew my mind when I first listened and it still blows my mind! Pat Metheny just prcoudes pure perfection. Thanks for such a great quality vid I’ll definitely get this dvd now that I know it exists reply


12-29-2013 04:45 AM

I downloaded movies which starts off by telling you to download xvid codec - which I did and installed. Problem is the file keeps on telling me the same thing when I open it. How do I overcome that? reply


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