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Windows 7: Can't open .avi file

03 Jan 2014   #11
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Try installing a codec pack - Download Windows 7 Codecs Advanced 4.4.2 - FileHippo.com.

That one claims help you play AVIs. I use CCCP/MPC-HC myself for all playback needs.


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03 Jan 2014   #12
Callender

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Try another player?

Hi,

Just thought that you might like to try playing the video using S-Player portable version.

http://file.splayer.org/splayer.7z (English version).

It's played .avi videos for me when VLC and WMP both failed to play them even after repairing with DIVFX++

It might be worth a look!
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03 Jan 2014   #13
Slartybart

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

My apologies re: Audacity... what was I thinking!!!!! It's an audio editor!!!!!

Is it only this one video causing problems? Are you really attached to it and playing it in WMP?

I thnk you said it plays in vlc - maybe not, maybe you only said you checked the codec in vlc.
Try using vlc to convert it again- this time

Media menu -> Convert / Save
Click the Add... button in the Open Media dialog
(show more options is only shown to let you see what's there)
Click the Convert / Save button

Type a new name and ext for the destination file.
The profile shown in the image worked fine for me, there are others.
I forgot to include the extension when I grabbed the screen shot thinking vlc would supply one.
.mp4 seemed to work when I renamed it in the folder.

In other words my example should be: Dr Who Coverted.mp4 (2nd screenshot)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackprevent View Post
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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03 Jan 2014   #14
hackprevent

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Try installing a codec pack - Download Windows 7 Codecs Advanced 4.4.2 - FileHippo.com.

That one claims help you play AVIs. I use CCCP/MPC-HC myself for all playback needs.
sry I'm not a computer pro, I have no idea how to configure the settings


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Callendar :Try another player?
sry it didn't work

Quote:
Slartybart:Is it only this one video causing problems? Are you really attached to it and playing it in WMP?
I thnk you said it plays in vlc - maybe not, maybe you only said you checked the codec in vlc.
Try using vlc to convert it again
yes, and it seems VLC or WMP are the viable options since I don't know what the file's true format is
It keeps converting into 1kb file despite numerous tries using vlc .
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04 Jan 2014   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

I hate to ask this but where did this file come from ?
What program or site was used to retrieve it or create the file ?
Cheers,
1 or 2 kb would point to it being a shortcut to a file not an actual file,
Cheers.
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04 Jan 2014   #16
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackprevent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Try installing a codec pack - Download Windows 7 Codecs Advanced 4.4.2 - FileHippo.com.

That one claims help you play AVIs. I use CCCP/MPC-HC myself for all playback needs.
sry I'm not a computer pro, I have no idea how to configure the settings
Hey bud, no need to configure anything. Usually, codec packs would just install themselves and default settings would work.

If the Win7 Codec Pack overwhelms you, try Codec-Pack-All-In-1.

Note that you must not install codec packs on top of each other (unless it's an update). Always uninstall your current pack before installing a different one. Some codec packs tend to clash, so sticking to a single pack is advised.
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04 Jan 2014   #17
hackprevent

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I hate to ask this but where did this file come from ?
What program or site was used to retrieve it or create the file ?
Cheers,
1 or 2 kb would point to it being a shortcut to a file not an actual file,
Cheers.
I think it was downloaded from bearfiles.in through my browser.
So the downloaded file (942mb) could just be a shortcut file?
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04 Jan 2014   #18
Callender

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
File corruption

It's possible that the file was corrupted either on upload or download. If the uploaded file was corrupted it won't ever play back.

It's possible that the uploader uploaded a file with an incorrect file extension.

You might want to try Binary Viewer Page and see if it reports the required codec:

If it reports the correct codec needed maybe another member could point you in the right direction

Another long shot:

http://www.pcfreetime.com/

Format Factory has managed to convert and repair broken video files for me in the past. Currently I don't have it installed. Good luck!


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04 Jan 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Try installing a codec pack - Download Windows 7 Codecs Advanced 4.4.2 - FileHippo.com.

That one claims help you play AVIs. I use CCCP/MPC-HC myself for all playback needs.
Stay away from those damn Codec packs. They are nothing but trouble. I have seen many cases where they bricked the OS.

The problem here is that there are many flavors of .avi and since Windows is historically poor in codecs, I recommend to convert this .avi to another .avi. The Freemake converter is able to do that.
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04 Jan 2014   #20
hackprevent

64 bit
 
 

I just identified the file via format factory !! Didn't expect it to be .rar
Now the problem is I don't have the password to extract it
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