Why doesn't my Win Media Player play avi files?

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  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    I tried downloading some video files over the net, and they were in avi format, yet the newest version of Windows Media Player won't allow be to play it. I get a message like: "Unable to compress file"

    Has this happened to anybody else?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    They're probably compressed with a codec(a program that allows you to watch/view a specific kind of audio or video) you don't have on your machine. Do a search on the net for DiVX, I bet they're compressed with that
     
  3. Christopher Chung

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    Damn sweet!!! Thanks for the help, it worked instantly!!!
     
  4. AndyVX

    AndyVX Supporting Actor

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    Yea, mostly all avi files nowadays are encoded with DiVX. Glad to see that you were able to get it working.
     
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    Yeah, I had the same problem a little while ago. Downloading the newest DiVX codecs fixed it immediately.
     

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