Audio codec missing

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I’m downloading a film from Kazaa.It’s a DVD Rip
xvid-vite avi.When I try to preview it with Avi preview Windows Media or Divx player,I get a great picture but no sound.Both wm and Divx say I’m a codec missing.Can anyone suggest which one I need,and how to get it?.I already have the DIVX 511 bundle of codecs.Picture fine no sound HELP!!!!!!!!!.Thanks a lot. reply

just te same problem over here
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Dear Cameraman,
I went to Denny’s as you suggested and found to my dismay that Jim Bobberson had been fired for being a SMARTASS.So I still have the same download problem.Any more slightly more helpful


AVIPreview is out-of-date - don’t use it.

Use VideoLAN (

DivX is a VIDEO codec - ie - it’s for picture playback.

MP3 is a AUDIO codec - ie - it’s for sound playback.

You’ve got a file that requires something to play back AC3 AUDIO. VideoLAN will do this using it’s builtin filters.

BUT, you can also get the AC3Filter which will allow you to hear sound in all your different media players -

Sign into and you’ll be find lots more information as well as other perks. reply


Thanks a lot for your help,I really appreciate it .I’ve dumped AVI preview as you said and I’ve now got the VLC player.I’m going to the other places you suggest to have a look round and see if I can learn a bit more.
Thanks again friend. reply


yep, my problem is also fixed

thx!!! reply


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