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Windows media Player 11 not showing Videos.

  1. #1


    Hettie Guest

    Windows media Player 11 not showing Videos.

    I have windows media player 11 on this pc which is brand new. When I import
    video clips from my dig cam (they are .avi) they are black. I can hear the
    sound but all I see is black. How do i fix this? I read in another post about
    codecs? I have no clue what that is or how to reinstall it as vista as well
    as the player came pre installed. Can someone pleeze help me out! Thanx in
    advance.

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  2. #2


    GBorn Guest

    Re: Windows media Player 11 not showing Videos.


    "Hettie" <Hettie@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:4B354EAC-3188-4067-ADDF-930750AC24F6@microsoft.com...
    >I have windows media player 11 on this pc which is brand new. When I import
    > video clips from my dig cam (they are .avi) they are black. I can hear the
    > sound but all I see is black. How do i fix this? I read in another post
    > about
    > codecs? I have no clue what that is or how to reinstall it as vista as
    > well
    > as the player came pre installed. Can someone pleeze help me out! Thanx in
    > advance.

    Codecs are necessary to encode/decode audio- and video-material for video
    files. The problem with avi files is that the original video streams are
    stored uncompressed. Many vendors are using video codecs to compress the
    video material. In many cases this is the divx codec - that can be
    downloaded in a free version at www.divx.com. If your dig cam needs another
    codec, you should take that information from the cam manual (or from the
    cameras vendor website).

    Hope that helps

    Greetings from Germany

    G. Born


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  3. #3


    Rich Guest

    Re: Windows media Player 11 not showing Videos.

    Vista Codec discussion and download
    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=66826




    "GBorn" wrote:

    >
    > "Hettie" <Hettie@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:4B354EAC-3188-4067-ADDF-930750AC24F6@microsoft.com...
    > >I have windows media player 11 on this pc which is brand new. When I import
    > > video clips from my dig cam (they are .avi) they are black. I can hear the
    > > sound but all I see is black. How do i fix this? I read in another post
    > > about
    > > codecs? I have no clue what that is or how to reinstall it as vista as
    > > well
    > > as the player came pre installed. Can someone pleeze help me out! Thanx in
    > > advance.

    > Codecs are necessary to encode/decode audio- and video-material for video
    > files. The problem with avi files is that the original video streams are
    > stored uncompressed. Many vendors are using video codecs to compress the
    > video material. In many cases this is the divx codec - that can be
    > downloaded in a free version at www.divx.com. If your dig cam needs another
    > codec, you should take that information from the cam manual (or from the
    > cameras vendor website).
    >
    > Hope that helps
    >
    > Greetings from Germany
    >
    > G. Born
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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