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To find out which codec it needs (and if the file is even valid) try GSpot:
The most common codecs in downloadable files are DivX:
And then AC3 for audio:
Having these 3 codecs enables you to view almost all files that you download.
i have just downloaded the --dont discuss illegal files-- dvd off mininova. It has downloaded as an .avi file but I have windows media player 11 and when i try and play it, its saying that windows media I have does not support the codec that is used to compress this file. all the files display as this:
Reba-1x01-the name of episode (Dvd) English
I dont know how to find out or tell what codec is sued to compress these files. I use ACE mega CoDecS pack and this doesnt seem to be helping.
Someone please help me with this as I dont want to waste what I have just downloaded.
If i have to download another program so i can view it, ill be happy with suggextions for some of these.