Can't Play AVI Files (SHQ2 Codec)

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I have 5 .avi video files that I received from someone. When I attempt to play them, the audio is fine, but the video will not play. Windows Media Player tells me I need the SHQ2 codec, but I can’t find this anywhere. VLC tells me that it is impossible to play the files using VLC because it is not at all compatible with SHQ2. When I try to play with Media Player Classic, I get a “could not render some of the pins in the graph” error. The FAQ at tells me the specific error type means it is a FPS1 video, but I don’t know if that’s true or what to do if it is.

I would prefer to find some way to get this codec to play the .avi files free, but I would also be willing to pay for a product if that’s the only way to get the SQH2 codec that I need.

Can anyone help? reply

Some googling suggests that this is the Newtek codec.
The file you want is NewTek_SpeedHQ_Codec.dll
It might be part of TriCaster which is sold at
The FAQ says the codec requires a processor with SSE2 (Pentium 4 and later).

The FAQ states the following:
“We recorded a AVI in TriCaster and now I need the codec; where can I find it at?
If you have a TriCaster registered you can download the codec from the NewTek Registration Site
Sadly I registered and signed in but didn’t find any codec-related downloads. I suggest you contact newtek instead reply


could you upload a small part of your file?
if you know how to use ftp ...


btw i think the hdcodec is under the speededit download after you register, let me know if its there! reply


thanks it works reply


Guys, that’s will not work for Macintoch...
Any tips?? reply


they have a mac codec now.
you have to register on their site to get it. reply


Can anyone tell me how to “run” an .inf file? It just opens in wordpad when I open it. reply


Nevermind. I figured it out, but I still can’t play these video files. reply


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