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miknz
06-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Hi all,

I have been sent a couple of cdrs with video on them and I cant eem to get them to play. My mate that sent them runs Linux and I run XP home. He reckons he recorded them in .avi but I cant get the video to show, only the sound. I have just downloaded the new windows media 10 player hoping that this would be up to date enough to play it, but it aint. My friend running Linux said he could watch the disks using the player from here http://xinehq.de .

I have tried windows movie player, quicktime and both give the same result, sound and no video. The files show as "video Clip" in the "file Type" column on the disk.

Can anyone help me with my problem?

Cheers

Mike

Metla
06-08-2005, 09:56 PM
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

GSpot is a free utility which identifies the codec required to play an AVI file
and supplies other information as well.

miknz
06-08-2005, 10:08 PM
You da man

miknz
06-08-2005, 10:53 PM
[QUOTE=Metla]http://www.headbands.com/gspot/QUOTE]

that is a great utility, cheers metla solved the problem