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    Default MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Any one know of a MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    I would like to view the Chandra X-Ray observatory videos included on the July 2007 PC World DVD.
    These are in MPG4 format. Quicktime 7 is suggested in the intro text but I don't know if it will work on win98se

    I tried WMP9 but it cannot seem to play MPG4.

    I searched the forums but did not see anything helpful.

    Any one know of a MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    My system - P3 866 win98se

    cheers zoob

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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    My guess would be that Win98se is way too old and considering that MS no longer supports it you might be better off moving to Win2k

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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Being that MPG4 is the latest MPG codec and Win98SE is no longer supported by MS, I would say you would be out of luck.

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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    I don't know but you could try this:

    Windows 95/98/Me users: Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported. No VideoLAN developer uses any of these systems, which makes them hard to support. VLC should mostly work with them, but some incompatibilities might appear. You might need to download The Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems. The two MSLU files need to be put in the C:\Windows\System\ folder.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    its not so much the player but the codecs.

    zoomplayer i think still works on 98se. for codecs ffdshow might still work.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Would this be of use

    Seems to include the MPeg4 codec and has a package for windows 98

    it has versions 1,2,3 of the Mpeg4 codec, so it should work
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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Appreciate all the suggestions above.

    To Nigel. I downloaded and installed the codec package you suggested. Unfortunately WMP9 still won't play a .m4v file. Thanks for your help anyway.

    I know win98se is ancient but it does do everything I need (except play mpg4's). It also seems to load and run a lot faster than the Vista machines I have seen in various computer stores.

    Guess I will finally have to have a go with Linux.

    Which Linux has a player that can handle mpg4 files?

    regards Zoob

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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Quote Originally Posted by winmacguy View Post
    My guess would be that Win98se is way too old and considering that MS no longer supports it you might be better off moving to Win2k
    Quote Originally Posted by winmacguy View Post
    Being that MPG4 is the latest MPG codec and Win98SE is no longer supported by MS, I would say you would be out of luck.
    Stick to handing out crAPPLE advice

    Zoober, check this out, it may be what you are looking for

    And for the record, there is absolutely nothing wrong with 98, just that MS has made a decision to no longer support it. You can look at Linux, but don't ditch 98 if it does what you want
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    Default Re: MPG4 player that will work on win98se?

    Most Distro's will allow you to install a myriad of players:
    gmplayer (mplayer), vlc (videolan client), xine (kaffeine), gstreamer.. just to start with a few
    Most of those should be able to play MPEG-4 files

    In terms of simplicity, stick with VideoLAN Client on Win98 You'll have to download an additional file / patch IIRC, but have a browse around the videolan.org website, all the info you need is there!
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