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Please can you help me? I know this may sound a bit dumb, but I have some files that end with hdtv.xvid-vfua but I have nothing to play them on. I do have windows media player 10, realplayer divx and quicktime but none play it.

Can anyone please suggest a player or some codecs I can get to make it work.

Thanks in advance.
Any help is greatly appreciated

Melvik reply

You will need a directshow filter or XviD codec to playback the file.

FFDShow is a filter that should work:

Try this version -- http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow/ffdshow-20041012.exe?download

You can find more up to date versions too.

Also to find what a file is made of you can use one of the tools found in this thread:


Reading the file name can be helpful too -- hdtv.xvid-vfua says the file is from a HDTV or High Definition source and encoded/made using the XviD codec. VFUA is the the group who made it. reply


thanks for the reply:) but am just a little lost still? ive downloaded the program suggested but how do i get the movies to play? and on what?

Thanks again

Melvik reply


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