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.AVI

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:25 pm
by Voly
Why won't this filetype work on any of my media players. One only plays the audio, and the others "require additional software to play this type of file".

Is there a player that will play this or would it just be simpler for me to get a converter, and if I were to get a converter what filetype would I want to convert to?

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:22 pm
by bird7795
vlc

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:08 pm
by dickwad
get a codec pack. i use cccp.

http://cccp-project.net/

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:16 pm
by Voly
THX. downloading it now. :)

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:37 pm
by Azgarth
when i read this i was SO thinking PMP's, turns out you were talking about on your computer.
damn, otherwise i could've recommended most cowon players.

anyway, wayne's totally right, VLC is usually the best choice.
i've gotten problems with some (HD) films with it, so for those i use GOM player.

both use their own codecs, unlike say media player classic (also great) which use those on your computer. that means that you need to have codecs installed for certain filetypes, and codec packs are a bitch on your system.

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:09 am
by Syn
VLC works just fine with our downloads.

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:19 am
by Voly
CCCP fixed it. :D

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:19 am
by Azgarth
codec packs are usually hell on your pc in the long run voly. slow it down like mad.

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:49 pm
by dickwad
are you questioning MY solution? :x

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:20 pm
by Voly
I'm still using it wayne. Saves me the trouble of uninstalling it and finding (or not finding) vlc.

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:41 pm
by ardizt
VLC is overrated piece of fat floppy titties, my Windows Media Player works better.

Codecs > All-In-One media players

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:45 pm
by Azgarth
most codec packs slow your machine down, installing induvidual codecs is a bitch.
but if you do that, then mpc > wmp.

edit:
and if ANY player tries to be all in one, it's wmp.

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:52 pm
by Palmer
VLC sucks....... -.-'

I just want to add, if anyone else gets this problem, you can just get the DivX player which comes with the DivX plugin (which is .AVI and .Mp3) so it will play .AVI files on their own also. :)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:33 pm
by Azgarth
... way to give any merit to your comments there mate.

also, the divx player? are you MAD? it's bloated, it gives you stuff along you DON'T want or need, it's a resource hog, it only supports a few filetypes.... not good stuff.
if you don't want to use VLC 'cause it's too mainstream or anything there's stuff like GOM or KMplayer, hell, use media player classic if you want...

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:49 pm
by Palmer
DivX is okay...
It comes with some pretty good features...
As for using the player itself, you don't necessarily have to use the DivX player to use the codecs it installs.
You can watch .AVI using the codec DivX installs on other media players.

That's what I did- because my PC came without the .AVI codec (for some stupid reason).
The DivX player itself does pretty much suck though, but has some good codecs.

I don't like VLC because I always run into problems with it and I don't like it's features.
It's just not my thing. but there are many others I guess...

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:17 am
by ƒrosty
I'm a simple guy. I VLC was the first media player I found with zero bullshit. It plays DVDs and video files. Good 'nuff. I tried DivX, but hell if I could ever figure out what was going on with it.

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:47 pm
by Azgarth
if i want to use a certain codec, i'll get the codec, not a player that happens to pack the codec.

read my prev post as to why the PLAYER is bad, as for the codec, not that special.

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:55 pm
by Palmer
Yeah, I'spose...
But it has some codecs including .AVI is what I was getting at =p

For some reason, the .AVI codec wouldn't download for me, something went wrong, I can't remember though- it was a while ago. So I jsut got the DivX player.

The only thing I like about the DivX download is taht it has the codecs and it has an HD converter.
[lol]