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Windows 7: Xvid is installed but the video still asks for it.

21 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 6.1.7600 64 bit
Xvid is installed but the video still asks for it.

I have a .wmv file. When I click on it I get a window that says the file was built with Xvid and I will need an Xvid codec to play it. I already have Xvid installed. The window has a link to install the necessary codec but when you click it you end up at a Gygan installer. I installed Gygan but that hasn't helped either. I can't figure out how to play the .wmv with Media Player or ? Any body know what I'm going through?

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21 Nov 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

Both of my computers have the Shark codec pack installed, and they will play pretty much anything I've tried....definitely Xvid files will play. I don't know why yours isn't cooperating if you installed the Xvid codec though....
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21 Nov 2011   #3
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sounds like a problem caused by Gygan, can you play the file from WMP or similar, and have you tried a different .wmv from another source?
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 Xvid is installed but the video still asks for it.

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