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Windows 7: Can't open .avi file

04 Jan 2014   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackprevent View Post
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
Then you are stick unless the owner of the file gives you the password.


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04 Jan 2014   #22
hackprevent

64 bit
 
 

I managed to extract it without the password...however it still could not play

its titled MVI_0007.avi

Is it from a dvd source? What should i convert it into?
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04 Jan 2014   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just convert it to .avi. That probably gives you the least quality loss. But if you want to be sure it works in Windows, use .wmv

And if you installed that codec pack, get rid of it asap.
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04 Jan 2014   #24
Slartybart

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

Last guess here: Try streaming the file in vlc and converting the running stream in the vlc playlist window. I've seen the 1k file before and it's an artifact of my not fully understanding how vlc works. So, I try different ways until the file converts.

A 942MB shortcut is unlikely.

An incomplete download is possible - you could try downloading it again.

That's about all I have on this one. Good Luck

Bill
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackprevent View Post
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   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

VLC conversion never worked for me either. That's why I am using Freemake or Format Factory.

Freemake can convert more odd codecs but Format factory has more function - e.g. you can crop a video or boost the audio, etc.
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04 Jan 2014   #26
Slartybart

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

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04 Jan 2014   #27
hackprevent

64 bit
 
 

Encounter an error and could not upload file to Freemake.
Can anyone help me view its binary data and fix it?
Which format options should I tick before exporting data from BinaryViewer?
Sry about the complication.
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04 Jan 2014   #28
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Stay away from those damn Codec packs. They are nothing but trouble. I have seen many cases where they bricked the OS.
I can't really vouch for Win7 Codec Pack and Codec Pack AIO, but CCCP I have used for YEARS without trouble and plays back all formats needed with MPC-HC.

Clashing codec packs can indeed cause issues (hence, install them one at a time), but bricking an entire OS? Might have involved other kinds of stupidities.

@hackprevent:
If you can, could you give a link to the file? Let's have a look and we'll see if I can successfully play back with my machine. I also have a video converter here (not free though), maybe I can try fixing it for you.
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04 Jan 2014   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't really want to argue about codec packs. Just stay away from them if you want to keep a running system. The only person I trust for codecs is Shark in Canada. This man knows what he is doing. The rest is just a jumble of stuff from many unknown sources.

http://shark007.net/
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04 Jan 2014   #30
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

I actually only trust one codec pack as I can vouch for its worth, first-hand. CODEC packs are essential if the user wants to play back a myriad of file formats. Shark007 does recommend the Windows 7 Codec Pack posted earlier.
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