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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Socks

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Location: North America, Mid West

Total posts: 288
Posted:Tech question.

I'm trying to view the videos on the HoP site here, but they never seem to work for me. .avi, .wmv nor anything else will download nor work. Is there a protocol or a plugin I should have before it'll work?

thanks!


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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

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Posted:Some of the video links on the site are old and broken. You have to dig around a bit to find good ones. You should be able to view just about every type of video file found here with either Windows Media Player or the divX player. (http://www.divx.com/divx/windows/)

Hope that helps.


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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Posted:if you struggle with WMV formats then you will need to goto microsoft and download the codec pack for series 9 media player, you should then be able to view files.
i used to struggle viewing divx untill i got a copy of the divx 5.2 codec and installed it, now i can view every thing apart from mpeg4 files.


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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West

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Posted:Ok, here's what I'm getting. I click on the "latest video" in the top bar. I go to the HoP gallery, click on the latest video (http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/display.php?image=/500/7009meteor_3.avi) and I get this :

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. One or more codecs required to play the file could not be found."

Is there a file error in this? Or is my computer just in need of an application of "large hammer"?


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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Posted:you need codecs

PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Posted:when your in media player... click on help, and select check for player updates.
media player will then download any updated players to your system and install them for you, this will also come with the latest codec install.

or you can manually download the codec installation from microsoft by clicking>>HERE<< for your current OS.


PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Socks

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Location: North America, Mid West

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Posted:I've tried that too. Nada. Still won't play the videos.

**sigh** I don't want to re-install Win. Media again... Ahh well. It's all cool in the end. smile


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Ifrit
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Somerset, England

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Posted:have you tried downloading the avi player from divX.com rather than just the codecs?

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Socks
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Location: North America, Mid West

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Posted:Haven't tried that yet, but I've got the divX in there already... hrmph... I'll keep beating it with a stick 'till it fixes itself. smile

Happy hollidays all!


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