Choppy Video Play -- plea to Chris Lanier?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Scorpio, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    I posted this problem earlier in reply to another posting on
    similar lines but never got any answer; so I am repeating it
    here in the hope of catching the attention of someone who
    can help. I note that Chris Lanier has helped out a lot in
    this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer some advice. I
    will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi files on my PC,
    there is always a lot of jitter and the play is never
    smooth; but the same videos play perfectly on my Laptop. My
    Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired LAN. The Laptop
    however is not affected although it shares the modem via the
    PC through a crossover cable. I have even tried playing the
    PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and the Laptop with
    the same result: jittery on the PC and fine on the Laptop.
    There is no problem with non-avi video files. On both
    machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows Media Player 9 and
    a host of codec files which came in a pack with K-Lite Codec
    Pack. I have all the video files stored on my PC's hard disk
    and find it very irritating that I can play them smoothly
    only through my Laptop. I suspect that the root of the
    problem may lie in the fact that my PC's broadband modem
    (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry, and this affects
    the performance when I play highly compressed avi files,
    irrespective of whether the broadband connection is active
    or not. What is the solution? Any ideas welcome.
     
    Scorpio, Dec 22, 2003
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  2. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec Pack's. Even though it might
    work fine on one PC, all they do is cause problems. After you uninstall it
    reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and download
    "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom) ffdshow is a DirectShow decoding
    filter for decompressing movies. Much better than most codec packs.
    Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play one of your movies. What do
    you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
     
    Chris Lanier, Dec 22, 2003
    #2
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  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    No luck. I uninstalled the codec pack and installed the
    DirectShow decoding filter as suggested. Windows Media
    Player just does not recognize the .avi format file any
    more. This is the message I get when trying to play an avi
    file from a CD.
    "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is
    either corrupt or the player does not support the format you
    are trying to play".


    message | Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec Pack's.
    Even though it might
    | work fine on one PC, all they do is cause problems. After
    you uninstall it
    | reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    | http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and download
    | "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom) ffdshow is a
    DirectShow decoding
    | filter for decompressing movies. Much better than most
    codec packs.
    | Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play one of your
    movies. What do
    | you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
    |
    | | >I posted this problem earlier in reply to another posting
    on
    | > similar lines but never got any answer; so I am
    repeating it
    | > here in the hope of catching the attention of someone
    who
    | > can help. I note that Chris Lanier has helped out a lot
    in
    | > this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer some advice. I
    | > will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi files on my
    PC,
    | > there is always a lot of jitter and the play is never
    | > smooth; but the same videos play perfectly on my Laptop.
    My
    | > Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired LAN. The
    Laptop
    | > however is not affected although it shares the modem via
    the
    | > PC through a crossover cable. I have even tried playing
    the
    | > PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and the Laptop
    with
    | > the same result: jittery on the PC and fine on the
    Laptop.
    | > There is no problem with non-avi video files. On both
    | > machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows Media Player 9
    and
    | > a host of codec files which came in a pack with K-Lite
    Codec
    | > Pack. I have all the video files stored on my PC's hard
    disk
    | > and find it very irritating that I can play them
    smoothly
    | > only through my Laptop. I suspect that the root of the
    | > problem may lie in the fact that my PC's broadband modem
    | > (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry, and this
    affects
    | > the performance when I play highly compressed avi files,
    | > irrespective of whether the broadband connection is
    active
    | > or not. What is the solution? Any ideas welcome.
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Scorpio, Dec 22, 2003
    #3
  4. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    Chris Lanier, Dec 22, 2003
    #4
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    I uninstalled DirectShow and re-installed it, and then
    played a video avi file. It played this time but again was
    jittery as reported earlier. A copy of the successfull
    rendering details from GSpot is printed below :

    The codecs used are as follows:
    DirectShow claims to be able to play the file. The
    following combination of filters were used:

    {D:\My Downloads\James Bond - Moonraker.avi} (Source)
    {AVI Splitter} (Splitter)

    {ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder} (Video Decoder)
    {DivXG400} (Video Post-processor)
    {Video Renderer} (Video Renderer)

    {MPEG Layer-3 Decoder} (Audio Decoder)
    {TFM Audio Filter} (Audio Post-processor)
    {Default DirectSound Device} (Audio Renderer)
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    message | Alright, what codec's did the videos use?
    | http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    |
    | | > No luck. I uninstalled the codec pack and installed the
    | > DirectShow decoding filter as suggested. Windows Media
    | > Player just does not recognize the .avi format file any
    | > more. This is the message I get when trying to play an
    avi
    | > file from a CD.
    | > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is
    | > either corrupt or the player does not support the format
    you
    | > are trying to play".
    | >
    | >
    | > message | > | Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec Pack's.
    | > Even though it might
    | > | work fine on one PC, all they do is cause problems.
    After
    | > you uninstall it
    | > | reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    | > | http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and
    download
    | > | "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom) ffdshow is
    a
    | > DirectShow decoding
    | > | filter for decompressing movies. Much better than
    most
    | > codec packs.
    | > | Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play one of
    your
    | > movies. What do
    | > | you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
    | > |
    | > | | > | >I posted this problem earlier in reply to another
    posting
    | > on
    | > | > similar lines but never got any answer; so I am
    | > repeating it
    | > | > here in the hope of catching the attention of
    someone
    | > who
    | > | > can help. I note that Chris Lanier has helped out a
    lot
    | > in
    | > | > this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer some
    advice. I
    | > | > will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi files
    on my
    | > PC,
    | > | > there is always a lot of jitter and the play is
    never
    | > | > smooth; but the same videos play perfectly on my
    Laptop.
    | > My
    | > | > Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired LAN. The
    | > Laptop
    | > | > however is not affected although it shares the modem
    via
    | > the
    | > | > PC through a crossover cable. I have even tried
    playing
    | > the
    | > | > PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and the
    Laptop
    | > with
    | > | > the same result: jittery on the PC and fine on the
    | > Laptop.
    | > | > There is no problem with non-avi video files. On
    both
    | > | > machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows Media
    Player 9
    | > and
    | > | > a host of codec files which came in a pack with
    K-Lite
    | > Codec
    | > | > Pack. I have all the video files stored on my PC's
    hard
    | > disk
    | > | > and find it very irritating that I can play them
    | > smoothly
    | > | > only through my Laptop. I suspect that the root of
    the
    | > | > problem may lie in the fact that my PC's broadband
    modem
    | > | > (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry, and this
    | > affects
    | > | > the performance when I play highly compressed avi
    files,
    | > | > irrespective of whether the broadband connection is
    | > active
    | > | > or not. What is the solution? Any ideas welcome.
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Scorpio, Dec 23, 2003
    #5
  6. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    What are the spec's of your PC? RAM, hard drive, CPU, OS? Then what are
    the spec's of your Laptop?
     
    Chris Lanier, Dec 23, 2003
    #6
  7. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    I uninstalled DirectShow and re-installed it, and then
    played a video avi file. It played this time but again was
    jittery as reported earlier. A copy of the successfull
    rendering details from GSpot is printed below :

    The codecs used are as follows:
    DirectShow claims to be able to play the file. The
    following combination of filters were used:

    {D:\My Downloads\James Bond - Moonraker.avi} (Source)
    {AVI Splitter} (Splitter)

    {ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder} (Video Decoder)
    {DivXG400} (Video Post-processor)
    {Video Renderer} (Video Renderer)

    {MPEG Layer-3 Decoder} (Audio Decoder)
    {TFM Audio Filter} (Audio Post-processor)
    {Default DirectSound Device} (Audio Renderer



    message | Alright, what codec's did the videos use?
    | http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    |
    | | > No luck. I uninstalled the codec pack and installed the
    | > DirectShow decoding filter as suggested. Windows Media
    | > Player just does not recognize the .avi format file any
    | > more. This is the message I get when trying to play an
    avi
    | > file from a CD.
    | > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is
    | > either corrupt or the player does not support the format
    you
    | > are trying to play".
    |&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& >
    | >
    | > message | > | Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec Pack's.
    | > Even though it might
    | > | work fine on one PC, all they do is cause problems.
    After
    | > you uninstall it
    | > | reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    | > | http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and
    download
    | > | "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom) ffdshow is
    a
    | > DirectShow decoding
    | > | filter for decompressing movies. Much better than
    most
    | > codec packs.
    | > | Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play one of
    your
    | > movies. What do
    | > | you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
    | > |
    | > | | > | >I posted this problem earlier in reply to another
    posting
    | > on
    | > | > similar lines but never got any answer; so I am
    | > repeating it
    | > | > here in the hope of catching the attention of
    someone
    | > who
    | > | > can help. I note that Chris Lanier has helped out a
    lot
    | > in
    | > | > this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer some
    advice. I
    | > | > will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi files
    on my
    | > PC,
    | > | > there is always a lot of jitter and the play is
    never
    | > | > smooth; but the same videos play perfectly on my
    Laptop.
    | > My
    | > | > Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired LAN. The
    | > Laptop
    | > | > however is not affected although it shares the modem
    via
    | > the
    | > | > PC through a crossover cable. I have even tried
    playing
    | > the
    | > | > PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and the
    Laptop
    | > with
    | > | > the same result: jittery on the PC and fine on the
    | > Laptop.
    | > | > There is no problem with non-avi video files. On
    both
    | > | > machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows Media
    Player 9
    | > and
    | > | > a host of codec files which came in a pack with
    K-Lite
    | > Codec
    | > | > Pack. I have all the video files stored on my PC's
    hard
    | > disk
    | > | > and find it very irritating that I can play them
    | > smoothly
    | > | > only through my Laptop. I suspect that the root of
    the
    | > | > problem may lie in the fact that my PC's broadband
    modem
    | > | > (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry, and this
    | > affects
    | > | > the performance when I play highly compressed avi
    files,
    | > | > irrespective of whether the broadband connection is
    | > active
    | > | > or not. What is the solution? Any ideas welcome.
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Scorpio, Dec 23, 2003
    #7
  8. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    What are the spec's of your PC? RAM, hard drive, CPU, OS? Then what are
    the spec's of your Laptop?
     
    Chris Lanier, Dec 23, 2003
    #8
  9. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    I uninstalled DirectShow and re-installed it, and then
    played a video avi file. It played this time but again was
    jittery as reported earlier. A copy of the successfull
    rendering details from GSpot is printed below :

    The codecs used are as follows:
    DirectShow claims to be able to play the file. The
    following combination of filters were used:

    {D:\My Downloads\James Bond - Moonraker.avi} (Source)
    {AVI Splitter} (Splitter)

    {ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder} (Video Decoder)
    {DivXG400} (Video Post-processor)
    {Video Renderer} (Video Renderer)

    {MPEG Layer-3 Decoder} (Audio Decoder)
    {TFM Audio Filter} (Audio Post-processor)
    {Default DirectSound Device} (Audio Renderer


    message | Alright, what codec's did the videos use?
    | http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    |
    | | > No luck. I uninstalled the codec pack and installed the
    | > DirectShow decoding filter as suggested. Windows Media
    | > Player just does not recognize the .avi format file any
    | > more. This is the message I get when trying to play an
    avi
    | > file from a CD.
    | > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is
    | > either corrupt or the player does not support the format
    you
    | > are trying to play".
    | >
    | >
    | > message | > | Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec Pack's.
    | > Even though it might
    | > | work fine on one PC, all they do is cause problems.
    After
    | > you uninstall it
    | > | reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    | > | http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and
    download
    | > | "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom) ffdshow is
    a
    | > DirectShow decoding
    | > | filter for decompressing movies. Much better than
    most
    | > codec packs.
    | > | Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play one of
    your
    | > movies. What do
    | > | you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
    | > |
    | > | | > | >I posted this problem earlier in reply to another
    posting
    | > on
    | > | > similar lines but never got any answer; so I am
    | > repeating it
    | > | > here in the hope of catching the attention of
    someone
    | > who
    | > | > can help. I note that Chris Lanier has helped out a
    lot
    | > in
    | > | > this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer some
    advice. I
    | > | > will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi files
    on my
    | > PC,
    | > | > there is always a lot of jitter and the play is
    never
    | > | > smooth; but the same videos play perfectly on my
    Laptop.
    | > My
    | > | > Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired LAN. The
    | > Laptop
    | > | > however is not affected although it shares the modem
    via
    | > the
    | > | > PC through a crossover cable. I have even tried
    playing
    | > the
    | > | > PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and the
    Laptop
    | > with
    | > | > the same result: jittery on the PC and fine on the
    | > Laptop.
    | > | > There is no problem with non-avi video files. On
    both
    | > | > machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows Media
    Player 9
    | > and
    | > | > a host of codec files which came in a pack with
    K-Lite
    | > Codec
    | > | > Pack. I have all the video files stored on my PC's
    hard
    | > disk
    | > | > and find it very irritating that I can play them
    | > smoothly
    | > | > only through my Laptop. I suspect that the root of
    the
    | > | > problem may lie in the fact that my PC's broadband
    modem
    | > | > (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry, and this
    | > affects
    | > | > the performance when I play highly compressed avi
    files,
    | > | > irrespective of whether the broadband connection is
    | > active
    | > | > or not. What is the solution? Any ideas welcome.
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Scorpio, Dec 24, 2003
    #9
  10. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    Hi, You need to answer the questions asked.

    What are the spec's of your PC? RAM, hard drive, CPU, OS? Then what are
    the spec's of your Laptop?
     
    Chris Lanier, Dec 24, 2003
    #10
  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    (1) Video Codecs Used : 4CC.....Div3/Div4; Name... DivX
    3Fast-Motion
    (2) PC specifications: CPU AMD Duron 1100 MHZ, 2 Hard Drives
    Maxtor 20 GB and 40 GB each, RAM 384 MB; OS Win XP Pro with
    SP1, Display Adaptor: S3 Trio 32/64
    LAPTOP Specifications: CPU AMD Athlon 1466 MHZ, Single Hard
    Drive 20 GB, RAM 256 MB; OS Win XP Pro with SP1, Display
    Adaptor: RADEON IGP 320M

    message | Hi, You need to answer the questions asked.
    |
    | What are the spec's of your PC? RAM, hard drive, CPU, OS?
    Then what are
    | the spec's of your Laptop?
    |
    | | >I uninstalled DirectShow and re-installed it, and then
    | > played a video avi file. It played this time but again
    was
    | > jittery as reported earlier. A copy of the successfull
    | > rendering details from GSpot is printed below :
    | >
    | > The codecs used are as follows:
    | > DirectShow claims to be able to play the file. The
    | > following combination of filters were used:
    | >
    | > {D:\My Downloads\James Bond - Moonraker.avi} (Source)
    | > {AVI Splitter} (Splitter)
    | >
    | > {ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder} (Video Decoder)
    | > {DivXG400} (Video Post-processor)
    | > {Video Renderer} (Video Renderer)
    | >
    | > {MPEG Layer-3 Decoder} (Audio Decoder)
    | > {TFM Audio Filter} (Audio Post-processor)
    | > {Default DirectSound Device} (Audio Renderer
    | >
    | >
    | > message | > | Alright, what codec's did the videos use?
    | > | http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    | > |
    | > | | > | > No luck. I uninstalled the codec pack and installed
    the
    | > | > DirectShow decoding filter as suggested. Windows
    Media
    | > | > Player just does not recognize the .avi format file
    any
    | > | > more. This is the message I get when trying to play
    an
    | > avi
    | > | > file from a CD.
    | > | > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file
    is
    | > | > either corrupt or the player does not support the
    format
    | > you
    | > | > are trying to play".
    | > | >
    | > | >
    in
    | > | > message
    | > | > | Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec
    Pack's.
    | > | > Even though it might
    | > | > | work fine on one PC, all they do is cause
    problems.
    | > After
    | > | > you uninstall it
    | > | > | reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    | > | > | http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and
    | > download
    | > | > | "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom)
    ffdshow is
    | > a
    | > | > DirectShow decoding
    | > | > | filter for decompressing movies. Much better than
    | > most
    | > | > codec packs.
    | > | > | Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play one
    of
    | > your
    | > | > movies. What do
    | > | > | you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
    | > | > |
    | > | > | | > | > | >I posted this problem earlier in reply to another
    | > posting
    | > | > on
    | > | > | > similar lines but never got any answer; so I am
    | > | > repeating it
    | > | > | > here in the hope of catching the attention of
    | > someone
    | > | > who
    | > | > | > can help. I note that Chris Lanier has helped
    out a
    | > lot
    | > | > in
    | > | > | > this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer some
    | > advice. I
    | > | > | > will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi
    files
    | > on my
    | > | > PC,
    | > | > | > there is always a lot of jitter and the play is
    | > never
    | > | > | > smooth; but the same videos play perfectly on my
    | > Laptop.
    | > | > My
    | > | > | > Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired LAN.
    The
    | > | > Laptop
    | > | > | > however is not affected although it shares the
    modem
    | > via
    | > | > the
    | > | > | > PC through a crossover cable. I have even tried
    | > playing
    | > | > the
    | > | > | > PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and the
    | > Laptop
    | > | > with
    | > | > | > the same result: jittery on the PC and fine on
    the
    | > | > Laptop.
    | > | > | > There is no problem with non-avi video files. On
    | > both
    | > | > | > machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows Media
    | > Player 9
    | > | > and
    | > | > | > a host of codec files which came in a pack with
    | > K-Lite
    | > | > Codec
    | > | > | > Pack. I have all the video files stored on my
    PC's
    | > hard
    | > | > disk
    | > | > | > and find it very irritating that I can play them
    | > | > smoothly
    | > | > | > only through my Laptop. I suspect that the root
    of
    | > the
    | > | > | > problem may lie in the fact that my PC's
    broadband
    | > modem
    | > | > | > (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry, and
    this
    | > | > affects
    | > | > | > the performance when I play highly compressed
    avi
    | > files,
    | > | > | > irrespective of whether the broadband connection
    is
    | > | > active
    | > | > | > or not. What is the solution? Any ideas welcome.
    | > | > | >
    | > | > | >
    | > | > | >
    | > | > |
    | > | > |
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Scorpio, Dec 24, 2003
    #11
  12. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    Try doing the following. Uninstall *all* codec's and ffdshow. Reboot your
    PC. Open WMP and try to play a file. It should give you an error. Now
    goto www.divx.com and download the dvix codec and install it. Reboot your
    PC. Open WMP and play the file. What are your results now?
     
    Chris Lanier, Dec 24, 2003
    #12
  13. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    Success at last. You have cracked it. I did as you suggested
    and now the video files and CDs all play normally without
    any jittering. Would you say that too many codecs on my PC
    was the cause of the problem? Anyway, am I glad now that
    normalcy has been restored. Thanks for this excellent Xmas
    present and wish you a Merry Christmas.

    message | Try doing the following. Uninstall *all* codec's and
    ffdshow. Reboot your
    | PC. Open WMP and try to play a file. It should give you
    an error. Now
    | goto www.divx.com and download the dvix codec and install
    it. Reboot your
    | PC. Open WMP and play the file. What are your results
    now?
    |
    | | > (1) Video Codecs Used : 4CC.....Div3/Div4; Name... DivX
    | > 3Fast-Motion
    | > (2) PC specifications: CPU AMD Duron 1100 MHZ, 2 Hard
    Drives
    | > Maxtor 20 GB and 40 GB each, RAM 384 MB; OS Win XP Pro
    with
    | > SP1, Display Adaptor: S3 Trio 32/64
    | > LAPTOP Specifications: CPU AMD Athlon 1466 MHZ, Single
    Hard
    | > Drive 20 GB, RAM 256 MB; OS Win XP Pro with SP1, Display
    | > Adaptor: RADEON IGP 320M
    | >
    | > message | > | Hi, You need to answer the questions asked.
    | > |
    | > | What are the spec's of your PC? RAM, hard drive, CPU,
    OS?
    | > Then what are
    | > | the spec's of your Laptop?
    | > |
    | > | | > | >I uninstalled DirectShow and re-installed it, and
    then
    | > | > played a video avi file. It played this time but
    again
    | > was
    | > | > jittery as reported earlier. A copy of the
    successfull
    | > | > rendering details from GSpot is printed below :
    | > | >
    | > | > The codecs used are as follows:
    | > | > DirectShow claims to be able to play the file. The
    | > | > following combination of filters were used:
    | > | >
    | > | > {D:\My Downloads\James Bond - Moonraker.avi}
    (Source)
    | > | > {AVI Splitter} (Splitter)
    | > | >
    | > | > {ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder} (Video Decoder)
    | > | > {DivXG400} (Video Post-processor)
    | > | > {Video Renderer} (Video Renderer)
    | > | >
    | > | > {MPEG Layer-3 Decoder} (Audio Decoder)
    | > | > {TFM Audio Filter} (Audio Post-processor)
    | > | > {Default DirectSound Device} (Audio Renderer
    | > | >
    | > | >
    in
    | > | > message
    | > | > | Alright, what codec's did the videos use?
    | > | > | http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    | > | > |
    | > | > | | > | > | > No luck. I uninstalled the codec pack and
    installed
    | > the
    | > | > | > DirectShow decoding filter as suggested. Windows
    | > Media
    | > | > | > Player just does not recognize the .avi format
    file
    | > any
    | > | > | > more. This is the message I get when trying to
    play
    | > an
    | > | > avi
    | > | > | > file from a CD.
    | > | > | > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The
    file
    | > is
    | > | > | > either corrupt or the player does not support
    the
    | > format
    | > | > you
    | > | > | > are trying to play".
    | > | > | >
    | > | > | >
    | > | > | > "Chris Lanier" <>
    wrote
    | > in
    | > | > | > message
    | > | > | > | > | Hi, First thing to try. Uninstall *any* Codec
    | > Pack's.
    | > | > | > Even though it might
    | > | > | > | work fine on one PC, all they do is cause
    | > problems.
    | > | > After
    | > | > | > you uninstall it
    | > | > | > | reboot your PC. After you reboot goto
    | > | > | > | http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow and
    | > | > download
    | > | > | > | "ffdshow-20030523.exe" (Toward the bottom)
    | > ffdshow is
    | > | > a
    | > | > | > DirectShow decoding
    | > | > | > | filter for decompressing movies. Much better
    than
    | > | > most
    | > | > | > codec packs.
    | > | > | > | Install ffdshow and open WMP and try and play
    one
    | > of
    | > | > your
    | > | > | > movies. What do
    | > | > | > | you get? Better playback? Worse playback?
    | > | > | > |
    message
    | > | > | > | | > | > | > | >I posted this problem earlier in reply to
    another
    | > | > posting
    | > | > | > on
    | > | > | > | > similar lines but never got any answer; so I
    am
    | > | > | > repeating it
    | > | > | > | > here in the hope of catching the attention
    of
    | > | > someone
    | > | > | > who
    | > | > | > | > can help. I note that Chris Lanier has
    helped
    | > out a
    | > | > lot
    | > | > | > in
    | > | > | > | > this newsgroup and wonder if he can offer
    some
    | > | > advice. I
    | > | > | > | > will be obliged for it. Whenever I play .avi
    | > files
    | > | > on my
    | > | > | > PC,
    | > | > | > | > there is always a lot of jitter and the play
    is
    | > | > never
    | > | > | > | > smooth; but the same videos play perfectly
    on my
    | > | > Laptop.
    | > | > | > My
    | > | > | > | > Laptop shares my PC's files through a wired
    LAN.
    | > The
    | > | > | > Laptop
    | > | > | > | > however is not affected although it shares
    the
    | > modem
    | > | > via
    | > | > | > the
    | > | > | > | > PC through a crossover cable. I have even
    tried
    | > | > playing
    | > | > | > the
    | > | > | > | > PC's .avi files simultaneously on the PC and
    the
    | > | > Laptop
    | > | > | > with
    | > | > | > | > the same result: jittery on the PC and fine
    on
    | > the
    | > | > | > Laptop.
    | > | > | > | > There is no problem with non-avi video
    files. On
    | > | > both
    | > | > | > | > machines I use Windows XP Pro and Windows
    Media
    | > | > Player 9
    | > | > | > and
    | > | > | > | > a host of codec files which came in a pack
    with
    | > | > K-Lite
    | > | > | > Codec
    | > | > | > | > Pack. I have all the video files stored on
    my
    | > PC's
    | > | > hard
    | > | > | > disk
    | > | > | > | > and find it very irritating that I can play
    them
    | > | > | > smoothly
    | > | > | > | > only through my Laptop. I suspect that the
    root
    | > of
    | > | > the
    | > | > | > | > problem may lie in the fact that my PC's
    | > broadband
    | > | > modem
    | > | > | > | > (Fujitsu FDX310 USB) is a bit power hungry,
    and
    | > this
    | > | > | > affects
    | > | > | > | > the performance when I play highly
    compressed
    | > avi
    | > | > files,
    | > | > | > | > irrespective of whether the broadband
    connection
    | > is
    | > | > | > active
    | > | > | > | > or not. What is the solution? Any ideas
    welcome.
    | > | > | > | >
    | > | > | > | >
    | > | > | > | >
    | > | > | > |
    | > | > | > |
    | > | > | >
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    | > | > |
    | > | > |
    | > | >
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    | >
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    Scorpio, Dec 24, 2003
    #13
  14. Scorpio

    Chris Lanier Guest

    Glad you got it! Codec's are be very tricky, that's why codec packs don't
    work to well on some systems.
     
    Chris Lanier, Dec 24, 2003
    #14
  15. Scorpio

    kkoll Guest

    dld divx player 2.5
     
    kkoll, Feb 7, 2004
    #15
  16. Scorpio

    Katsuru Guest

    Well... Try going to http://www.divx.com/divx. There should be three rows of codec downloads with the very bottom of each saying "Download" (DUH) click the one on the very right and it should work out for you. It did for me!
     
    Katsuru, Apr 15, 2004
    #16
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