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Windows 7: Can't open .avi file


03 Jan 2014   #1

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Can't open .avi file

Tried to open this file (942mb) but received the msg "Wmp can't play...the player might not support file type/codec blabla"

It doesn't have media information so I checked the codec info via VLC.

It runs with MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3 and MPEG 1/2 video but I'm not sure which codec I've left out.
Are there any more reasons why it doesn't play? Need a solution to this. Thanks.


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03 Jan 2014   #2

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

I see the problem.... WMP doesn't have codec blabla
All you need to do is install the blabla codec

Seriously though, what codec was reported?

Try this utiltiy to identify the codec required to play the file: GSpot Free Download

Thanks for filling in your system specs.
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03 Jan 2014   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I see the problem.... WMP doesn't have codec blabla
All you need to do is install the blabla codec

Seriously though, what codec was reported?
No lol I was just lazy to type the whole msg:
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file"

I tried the program but the rendering failed (0x80040265:unknown)
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03 Jan 2014   #4

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

Ok, I thought maybe the error msg actually told you something about the codec.

Gspot doesn't help - remove it from your system
System->Settings
untick everything, then click the Clear Entries... box under Registry
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Fianally, remove the Gspot downloaded zip folder and the extracted folder.



What does vlc tell you abot the codec?

Tools->Codec information

You could also try copying the file as another type
Try .mpg

--OR--

see if vlc can convert it to an avi that WMP understands (does it have to be an avi file?)


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03 Jan 2014   #5

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codec info:
Stream0: MPEG 1/2 video(mpgv)
Stream 1~7: MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3 (mpga)

It still fails to play after changing filename to .mpg or .wmv
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03 Jan 2014   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post

see if vlc can convert it to an avi that WMP understands (does it have to be an avi file?)
hmmm..which .ext do i convert it into? Do i try all the available options?
also, is there a way to check the converting ETA?
Either it's not converting or I did smthing wrong
sry for double posting
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03 Jan 2014   #7

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

ok, delete those copies (mpg, wmv)


Any luck converting the file in vlc?


vlc conversion is tricky... I always have to fool around with it until I figure it out.

Any chance you have Audacity installed? I'm not sure if mpgv is supported, but try it, it's a good program to have on your system.
Audacity makes it easy to convert - open the file, export it to the desired format.
Direct download links below - You'll need the application and two support libraries

Audacity 2.0.5 installer
LAME MP3 encoder
FFmpeg import/export library
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03 Jan 2014   #8

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ok I'll try them and let you know the results in half a day or so soon...
thx for your great assistance so far
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03 Jan 2014   #9

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

Your welcome, hopefully Audacity will read that format(mpgv) - as I said, I not certain.
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03 Jan 2014   #10

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I've downloaded the files...sadly Audacity don't support video formats.
The file seems to be .avi however when I tried repairing with DivFix v0.34, it says the file isn't .avi format
That's weird....
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