MPEG question

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  1. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    Can an MPEG be "damaged" by changing the file association?

    I changed the file association for MPEG1 from Winamp to Window Media Player on my XP box, by doing Open with --> Choose program --> Always use this program to open this type of file. However,after this movie, I fell one of my MPEGs looks much worse than before. I reverted back to Winamp, with no success.

    Has anyone ever encountered this?

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  2. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    No, there is no reason why changing the association should have modified anything in the file. The only thing that might be different is if a new decompression codec has been flagged as the proper codec for decoding the file that might be of lesser quality than what you had before. But generally that only happens when you install a new program that installs a new codec over the old codec.

    But IIRC MPEG-1 is built into Media Player.

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  3. Holadem

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    Me too John, me too.

    I did think that I was imagining the difference in quality, but I don't think so, it did to look better, 1 minute before I changed the association.

    Ah well, not a big deal.

    Thanks.

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