Codec error in WMP V.9?

  San Alwigi 00:50 11 May 2003

I recently downloaded some music videos in .avi format and played them successfully on a PC in Windows Media Player (XP, version 9).

I then burnt these files onto a CD and subsequently copied them onto another PC, also running XP and WMP verison 9. However, on play back on this other PC, the WMP player searches for a codec ('sending codec request...')but returns the message 'codec error'. The files then play as audio files only. This happens whether I am online at the time or not.

Any ideas why?

  Zaxifone 00:59 11 May 2003

It is probably looking for the Divx codec. You can download it here...

click here


  San Alwigi 12:31 13 May 2003

That has solved it. Perfect!

  Zaxifone 17:53 13 May 2003

You're welcome... :D


  San Alwigi 17:10 19 May 2003

...but whereas all the .avi's now play fine, the .mpegs (that played perfectly before) now appear slightly pixelated which is annoying.
Again - any ideas why?

  San Alwigi 16:55 02 Jun 2003


  GroupFC 17:12 02 Jun 2003

I'm afraid I don't know the answer but may I suggest that you post your supplementary question as a new thread. The reason i suggest this, is that your initial thread was ticked as resolved, and therefore people who may know the answer may not look at a resolved thread!! (I only looked as I am relatively new to all this and I try to look at as many threads as possible, easpecially concerning media items).

  San Alwigi 10:02 06 Jun 2003

I should have thought of that myself!

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