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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-13-2003, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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aahhh that sucks, you probably need to update your codec to see it, someone in the comp support forum should know where to find what you need. your vid and a vid i took of a friends silver gt were the only 2 that came out half decent, rest of the night i was trying to film from the pits and couldnt see a damn thing there were so many people standing against the fence. if your out there next fri and its runnin better lemme know and i'll try and get some vid of it

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FatassLX wrote on 07-12-2003 07:04 PM:
http://whitetrash.jbeez.net/capri.avi

got one of you last night, was the pass andrew backed off the line

mike

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Thanks for the video! Unfortunately it was a forgettable run since the car wasn't running for shit.

Also, I can only get the sound, but no picture! Wonder what's up with that?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 02:27 AM
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what codecs have you downloaded?,
Get divx, if you havent gotten it, www.divx.com,
and that should work i could play the vid just fine, and all i have is Dvix
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Since I'm not sure what a codec is, I'll just say that the video tries to pull up using Windows Media Player. I downloaded DivX, but still can't get the damn thing to play through anything but the Media Player, and it only does the audio!

What am I continuing to do wrong?

Thanks Risk!

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ok try opening it in Dvix player, go to Startmenu > Dvix > Dvix 2.1 > Dvix player 2.1
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I've gotten to Divx 2.1 player, but how then would I open the video? I've tried via the URL, but it says (after downloading) that I may need to download another codec! So, what shall I do after getting to Divx 2.1?
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u have got me, what Windows media player edition do you have?
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just hit ctrl+o and point at it, and download it to ur hard Drive
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just hit ctrl+o and point at it, and download it to ur hard Drive
Tried it and it just opened it through Media Player and got sound but no video! I'm not sure which version. It just says Windows Media Player! FUCK!!!
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cele3, what version of Media Player are you using? I'm running 9 and it works fine.



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evil jose:

I just downloaded Media Player Series 9. Then opened the video using it and still only got audio! This has become a whipping of the highest order.....

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

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I just downloaded Media Player Series 9. Then opened the video using it and still only got audio! This has become a whipping of the highest order.....

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Rob.
Fuck! You need to get the Codec then but that's weird it won't work with the default shit. I have installed anything other than Media Player 9 and it worked just fine with me.



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So....Am I S.O.L.?????
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 04:44 PM
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Download a Codec identifier, and see what codec is being used on that file. Then download that codec, and you should be good to go.

A couple of good ones to get are GSpot, and MovieID. Just do a google search for them, and that should get you going. Be sure to include in the search for GSpot that it's a codec identifier ... or you might get innundated with porn sites

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GSpot codec identifier has been successfully downloaded. Now, how do I use it to identify what codec is being used on the video?

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Install it, run it, and point it at the video you're trying to play, and it should analyze it, and give you a report on what codec is used, as well as whether or not you have the codec installed already.

If it comes back with a codec you already have installed, then most likely it's a problem with your video card (possibly not enough memory), or your computer itself (not enough horsepower). I know my old system had problems playing DivX videos on my monitor, and on my TV at the same time, just didn't have enough "umph" in the cpu department.

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Install it, run it, and point it at the video you're trying to play, and it should analyze it, and give you a report on what codec is used, as well as whether or not you have the codec installed already.

If it comes back with a codec you already have installed, then most likely it's a problem with your video card (possibly not enough memory), or your computer itself (not enough horsepower). I know my old system had problems playing DivX videos on my monitor, and on my TV at the same time, just didn't have enough "umph" in the cpu department.
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The GSpot report states as follows:

Under Video Codec it states: 2 compatible codecs installed; 1) AVI Draw and 2) MJPEG Decompressor

Near the bottom where it says "Render" it states that the video source is MJPEG and the video path is: (S) --> AVI Splitter --> MJPEG Decompressor --> Color Space Converter --> (R)

Status = Rendering Successful.

All other videos downloaded work just fine. I believe I have plenty of memory on my video card and this is a very fast computer!

I wonder if the video can be sent to me in a different format. Still only getting the audio, but no video!

Any way you can take the video and resend it to me in a different format?

I can't believe you responded to this problem at 3:43 a.m.!!!! Don't you ever sleep?

Thanks again!

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Sleep? What's that?

Sounds like it's using Motion Jpeg compression ... which is really weird. I haven't seen a video using that in 6 years, at least. I guess try looking around for Motion Jpeg, MJPEG, or MJPG codec, and install that.

What operating system are you running? I'd guess probably either Windows NT 4, or Windows 95/98. 2000/ME/XP all have Mjepg installed by default (I assume. I'm running XP and it's working fine on my system. Also I did the identifier just to double check to make sure it's seeing it correctly)

I'm also assuming this video was made with something like a digital camera that uses the motion jpeg codec (like my camera uses Quicktime, and my previous one used mpeg). I think I remember reading about a camera (or cameras) that does that when I was researching them a few years ago, looking for one to purchase.

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