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Hi,

I am using windows XP and I am having trouble playing audio on some AVI files. When I open them in Media player it says "error downloading codec" This has also happened to a file which was working fine a week or so ago. I found out that the files contained Audio Data: Tag 85 so i downloaded the relivant codec (AC3 Filter) but the files still play with no sound. I also downloaded 'GSpot' which is a program which tells you what codec you need (if any) for a specific file and it said on each file that no audio codecs were needed. Is there any way of dealing with this without doing a system restore?
This is really annoying me now.

Any Ideas?

Wil

 
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I'm not sure what's causing the problem, but I have a few tips which might help:

Uninstall every codec/codec pack you have at the minute. Use a registry cleaner to remove all traces of previously installed codecs (this is important). I recommend RegCleaner (I attached this file to another post a while ago, you can find it here: http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/attachment.php?attachmentid=614 ). After you clean the registry, reboot your computer, then install the latest DivX codec, which can be obtained for free here:

www.divx.com

I recommend that you use the bundled DivX Player which comes with the codec, and I also recommend that you download Media Player Classic, which can be found here:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm

Sometimes different media players can play files that other media players cannot. So try your files on both.

If you still have trouble, try using the following codecs:

XviD
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Koepi_XviD.htm

FFDShow
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

If your video file is an XviD you can try using the XviD Player, which can be found here:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XVid.htm

A lot of the time its just pot-luck when you get the correct combination of codecs.

I hope this is of some use! hehehe

Let me know if anything changed ;)

 
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Suprisingly I have recieved this error as well, after mirroring a Hard disk into a new computer. I finaly tracked down the problem, I HAD NO AUDIO DEVICE INSTALLED. Make sure you have something in your Control panel -> Sounds and audio device area. A simple reinstall of my motherboard drivers fixed.

 
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I'm not sure what's causing the problem, but I have a few tips which might help:

Uninstall every codec/codec pack you have at the minute. Use a registry cleaner to remove all traces of previously installed codecs (this is important). I recommend RegCleaner (I attached this file to another post a while ago, you can find it here: http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/attachment.php?attachmentid=614 ). After you clean the registry, reboot your computer, then install the latest DivX codec, which can be obtained for free here:

www.divx.com

I recommend that you use the bundled DivX Player which comes with the codec, and I also recommend that you download Media Player Classic, which can be found here:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm

Sometimes different media players can play files that other media players cannot. So try your files on both.

If you still have trouble, try using the following codecs:

XviD
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Koepi_XviD.htm

FFDShow
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

If your video file is an XviD you can try using the XviD Player, which can be found here:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XVid.htm

A lot of the time its just pot-luck when you get the correct combination of codecs.

I hope this is of some use! hehehe

Let me know if anything changed ;)

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I've had sooo much trouble over he last 12 months trying to listen to some internet radio stations and some Media Player videos, i've writen and asked and begged help but until I come across your advise i was swimming in it! :P.
Anyhow I down loaded FFDshow codecs and checked almost every box in frustation to hit the right codec, any how IT WORKED!!! YipEEEEEeeeeee!!!! thanks again

 
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Welcome to the site :)

Please feel free to stick around.......Glad ya got things working!

 
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I had the same problem and tried the suggested fixes, these didn't work.

In the end I downloaded K-Lite and during the installation process it identified a conflict with DivX. The offending file was able to be deleted by installation process and suddenly I had sound on the avi file I had been having problems with.

Try this http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

 
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Welcome and thank you for your submission :)

 
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I download some AVI movies and I play on the computer, it's working so well. When I play on the DVD player on my TV, it says "No audio" so no sound.

 
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Hi I have a problem listening to recorded audio files from my class. I usually used VLC media player and it worked fine, but all of a sudden there is no sound anymore. It seems on the media player as if the file is playing , however just no sound. Any suggestions? Ps: I basically have no idea about computers :D so please be understanding....

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