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Need a codec

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by 95b16coupe, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

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    i have some movies on my laptop, but they need a codec. currently i only get sound, but no video. how do i know which codec i need and where is the best place to dl? (link would be awesome)
     
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    what is the file extension?
     
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    ack, it's at home. how do i check that?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    well you fucking go home and get the file extension! :lol:
     
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    yes. its like windows media player. but exponentially better. and it's light weight, even my shitty ass computer can play high quality video.
     
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    so i will just dl that then open the video using that program instead of windows media player?
     
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    You might want to pick up CCCP, if you're playing MKV files.
     
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    lavc has an mkv demuxer in it. it also decodes a myriad of files. I havent seen much that it cant decode.
     
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    I just use the K-Lite codec pack with Media Player Classic.
     
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    i used to too. this player > that old skool way
     
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    where can i dl a good copy?
     
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    multimedia section. b has it stickied.
     
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    I got mine from free-codecs.com
     
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    i highly suggest the mentioned cccp codec with the vlan player. it will play everything you throw at it.
     
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    I just hate vlan. It's powerful, the main feature I like is subtitles(for some reason, some subtitles doesn't work in MPC or other players). If they made the interface/gui more like MPC, it would be awesome.
     
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    it has a super lightweight interface thats written to support gtk and qt so you can use it on mac linux and windows. thats the reason the interface has to be designed the way it is. it's not them trying to be slick, just cross-platform compatible.
     
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