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Certain video files won't play in Media Player

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April 29, 2003 9:04:17 AM

I'm trying to stream some video files off a website and after it does a temporary download and media player opens it won't play the file. It gives this error

windows media player cannot find the specified file. Be sure the path is typed correctly. If it is, the file does not exist at the specified location, or the computer where the file is stored is offline.

The site is http://w*w.video-clips.co.uk/

I know others are able to see this videos. What's weird is I know I can stream other videos off web pages it must be that the file type(.mpa) just won't work. Any ideas? Oh I use Media Player 9.0. I went into tools options,network and enabled all the settings but it still gives the same error.
April 30, 2003 1:25:37 AM

Well join the club, I've got the same problem, maybe someone will come along that can help both of us.

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April 30, 2003 7:29:45 AM

I had the same problem w/ Windows media player... I just downloaded another player and it works fine with that one. Media player is known to have problems like that...sorry

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April 30, 2003 8:25:53 PM

Probably a codec issue... I'll have to try it at home to be sure.

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May 1, 2003 2:55:01 AM

Got to play a lot of them... some of them don't seem to work. Try grabbing Quicktime as most of the clips are in that format.

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May 2, 2003 2:33:21 PM

had same problem until i found some codecs here:http://www.moviecodec.com/download/codecs.shtml

get the xvid codec, as most new fliks are using this now !!!!

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May 2, 2003 4:19:53 PM

You can also find codecs at www.divx.com


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May 3, 2003 5:04:32 AM

ok guys


Fddshow is the best decoder for "Xvid and DivX"

then you will need an Mpeg decoder for DVD's etc...


that should sort you out for nearly every movie you need to see (perhaps you will still need the indeo 5 codec)


it is recomemded NOT to instal "codec packs" they can cause conflicts and make movies UNWATCHABLE even if you have the correct codecs.
it is recomended that you keep to minimum number of codecs, hence fddshow is the best as it handles multiple formats.

fddshow is also better at decoding DivX than DivX is!!!! it uses about 20% less CPU power to decode the same thing.


so i suggest that one for divx and Xvid



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