Can't play some WMV video files? Audio plays. No video.

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Easius, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Easius

    Easius Limp Gawd

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    I have tried loading VLC, K-Lite codecs, tried playing in WMP/WMC/WINAMP/VLC all with no luck. They play the audio fine, and I can open some WMVs ok, but others won't open.

    I have tested the files on another PC using VLC and they play fine.


    Anyone know of any special way to check what codec could be the culprit?
     
  2. SicKlown42012

    SicKlown42012 2[H]4U

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    Try Media Player Classic-Homecinema. It has it's own codecs, so you don't need to install anymore, just like VLC. I've found that MPC-HC plays just about any kind of media file out there.

    http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
     
  3. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    There is a program called gSpot that will identify the codec information from a video file. Just be careful looking for it on google!
     
  4. OvrrDrive

    OvrrDrive 2[H]4U

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    Gspot is a good program. Search for gspot codec and you won't have many problems in google.

    I hate the codec game so much that I've just about decided that if it doesn't play on the system I just won't watch it. I've screwed up every system I ever built adding codec's to it.
     
  5. discochan

    discochan [H]ard|Gawd

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    Another vote for Media Player Classic