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15-06-2002, 07:42 PM
i use kazaa for downloding big avi files
does anyone why we cant play avi files while they r getting downloded .
with mpeg you can play while the r getting downloded

15-06-2002, 09:35 PM
Try doing a search at <http://www.download.com/>. There may be something there that will help out.

Just remember that you may be breaking copywright laws by downloading these avi files.

JM

17-06-2002, 11:46 AM
The problem isn't with the downloading, it's with the files themselves. You need the entire avi file to play the video, where part mpgs will play OK. The only exception is that if you use the 'Preview' section in 'Properties' on an avi, you can (generally) get a look at it.

However, not sure how you can preview a file of either sort when it's downloading (unless the download is paused) - wouldn't your player show 'file in use by another process' or similar message?