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02 May 2004 @ 10:28 pm
fan's worst nightmare  
If you leeched from Anime-Keep on IRC, I hope you don't mind helping me with a

The sound on my file is working but the video isn't showing! Has anyone else had this problem? The odd thing is, I have d/led the file completely twice from two different sources and it was odd both times.

Oh, and I'm trying to play the file on Windows Media Player.

Thank you for your help!
 
 
鏡の ふたごamirrorstwin on May 2nd, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
Codecs up to date? Not corrupted?
filling spatial gaps with prime value: by iconthesis - the hard wayamai_unmei on May 2nd, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
Even with the codecs, Windows Media Player is being a total huffy diva. *pout*
アリシアunforgiventak on May 2nd, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
Have you had this problem before? It just sounds like you may need a special video codec.
filling spatial gaps with prime value: by yuzu_chan - smile or get hurtamai_unmei on May 2nd, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
I'll do what I have to in order to get this file to play!

Hahaha, cute icon!
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on May 2nd, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
Lots of people have been getting this problem. Some solved it by getting the divX codex. Others switched to using VLC. It plays everything. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
filling spatial gaps with prime value: by ice_kitten - skippin in the rainamai_unmei on May 2nd, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC)

OMG, THANK YOU!!!! VLC is working for me!

*spits at Windows Media Player*

I'm normally not this excitable, but I'd tried everything and was about to just cry. I can't thank you enough!
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on May 2nd, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Always glad to help a fellow FMA fan. Enjoy your episode. ^^
goat_sangoat_san on May 2nd, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
::spits on vlc player:: i hate that thing. ::spits on windows media player also::
i dont think redownloading the divx codec would do anything there since the Xvid codec was used (if it shows up all greeny than get the latest ffdshow)
since xvid is open source, there are a few different versions of it, the best thing to do would have been to ask in the chanel what codec the encoder used, so you could get the exact one you need.
Elihiceelihice on May 3rd, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
Another good program...
I use the Crystal Player and I've NEVER had a problem. You can download it from:

http://www.tucows.com/preview/331064.html
Evol Hoot: Ed -_- industriafaeryfroggy on May 3rd, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Hey, at least your video isn't upside down. o_O *had that happen to episode 25* >_
goat_sangoat_san on May 3rd, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
thre is a codec that causes that problem because some video player accidently played every video upside down, so they used that to reverse it (something like that). I remember that codec being in the nimo codec pack, which gives me another time to explain
NEVER EVER DOWNLOAD A CODEC PACK!!!!!!!!!!, ESPECIALLY NIMO, ALOT OF PROBLEMS HAVE ARISED FROM THAT
Vertigo Ambrosia: Hereticvertigo2120 on May 3rd, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it wouldn't open for me in RealPlayer, so I used BSPlayer.

(As a bonus, BSPlayer also has a really easy way to take screenshots.)

Oh, and your icon rocks.
goat_sangoat_san on May 3rd, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC)
::wont even go into real player::
but yeah, bs player is what i use, and that screen cap program is a curse. (looks up his 400+ screen caps he has from just 16+)
i really should do something with those one of these days