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Windows 7: Codecs in Windows 7

06 Mar 2013   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Codecs in Windows 7

I was trying to edit a .ogv video file with WLMM. It told me that it cannot deal with is because it does not have the .ogv codec.

However, I can play the .ogv file in Windows Media Player. What is the deal ? Does the WMP have it's own private set of codecs like VLC (which can also play .ogv). I always thought that the codecs are system wide.


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06 Mar 2013   #2
Bristii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

WMP can play ogv files with the support of some external codec pack like klite.
This codec you may try Theora.org :: downloads - Theora, video for everyone
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06 Mar 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Actually for WMP you do not need any codec pack. It plays it native. But WLMM does not work. I have no codec pack on my system.
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06 Mar 2013   #4
Bristii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I am not sure how much reliable this source is, but it lists up the programs opening ogv files that excludes WMP.
OGV File Extension - Open .OGV files
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06 Mar 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I don't care what they say. I just ran the .ogv file in WMP. And it runs perfectly well.
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07 Mar 2013   #6
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

It is odd Wolfgang, WMP can play the file and WLMM cannot.

It took me a while to find this, not sure it applies or will help. On the MS board, there's mention of a Fixit as well as an opensource codec checker.

I've found that for the most part codecs are system wide, except where an app such as VLC maintains it's own set.

I also found references to turning off transcoding and or specific codecs. Again, I'm not sure if that applies or will help.

Bill
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07 Mar 2013   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I always thought that the codecs are system wide.
Usually Yes. But thats not always the case. Some players or encoders use thier own.


OGG usually requires some form of 3rd party codec for WMP to play though. Not sure how you are able to play it in WMP without any extra codec.


Sorry couldn't really help. Not really all that familiar with OGG or WLMM.
However, I can tell you that even if you have 3rd party codecs installed, that doesn't neccesarily mean WLMM will be able to use them as well.
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07 Mar 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys.

Wishmaster, if you happen to have an ogv file, right click on it > Open with > Choose defaulr program . navigate to the WMP .exe in Program files > use that. Then you will see that it plays.

PS: The Fixit did not help WLMM
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07 Mar 2013   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Are you trying to open with or import the ogv file? This is just for my own information, I know you're a smart cookie.
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07 Mar 2013   #10
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You could of course convert it to something that WLMM can read Wolfgang. Freemake will do it.Free Video Converter | MP3 MP4 AVI 3GP MKV DVD | FREE Download
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