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10 July 2004 @ 09:24 am
Codecs and such  
Hey guys, I've got a silly question for all of you... when you watch the Spoon-subbed FMA episodes, what programs do you use and what codecs do you need? I've got the newest DivX codec and player and a recent enough Windows Media Player but for some reason I only get green screens and such. I got a nimo codec pack a while back... do I need to get a new one? I can't play IY-F's Inuyasha episodes either. I'd really appreciate any help on this matter, because I would very much like to see FMA since I'm a bit behind. =P Thanks a lot guys!
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The Pyromaniacal One: Predator [essenceofmalice]essenceofmalice on July 10th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
You might have to get the Xvid codec as well. It should fix the problem.
EVILNEKOHILDA: akito // lenevilnekohilda on July 10th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
Try VLC - www.videolan.net - it plays just about anything.
breakin' through the doormiss_arel on July 10th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
What the kitty said. VLC played my spoon subs without me having to download any extra codecx. VLC is love.
Mikefinnell1912 on July 10th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
Careful with the Nimo codec, I do hear tell its spyware.
chrononuriko on July 10th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
I don't recall Nimo Codec having spyware, but I do recall it being of rather low quality.

FFDShow (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm) is what I prefer in its place.

DivX, FFDShow (Which I believe includes DivX in its pack...as well as several other things), Xvid, and 3ivx are the four codecs I use, and everything seems to work fine.
Geekified: Silent Hillsodora on July 10th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
I use Winamp for all my Spoon/fansubbed anime needs, and with OggDS0995 (couldn't find a link to the download for it, but I could send it via email if you wanted, it's less than 500K) I've never had a problem. I always *did* have a problem with Windows Media Player, and sometimes a problem with the DivX player.

*Just a note, if you wanted me to send you the Ogg file; my winamp version is 2.91...old, I know, but I'm comfortable with it and never gives me problems. If you download a different version, my ogg file might not work. Not sure.*

Good luck!
Jeffspike_o on July 11th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
Usually its not the player that is an issue, only Codecs. Winamp looks at Windows video codecs and finds which it can play...
Geekified: FLCLsodora on July 11th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
Really? *Feels dumb now* lol diregard my stupid comments then :)

Thanks for letting me know!
The Sleeping Dragondormantdrake on July 11th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
The only things I use are the latest Divx codecs from the Divx website (although I stripped out that annoying GAIN stuff that comes with the free codecs. someday when I'm not so broke, I'll give them their twenty dollars) and RealPlayer. And everything plays fine.
goat_sangoat_san on July 11th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
what spike_o said was correct, its not the player, but the the codecs you have. video lan codec goes around the codec issue some way i forgot (mainly cause i dont like the player).

NEVER NEVER NEVER install codec packs, especially nimo. they tend to be the root to alot of problems.

now most fansubs use xvid now because, well its free and has a better compression rate.

uninstall any codec packs you have, install the latest xvid, and get FFDShow. that should fix your problem

if you want to know what codecs a certain file is using, download this program, and it shall tell you
goat_sangoat_san on July 11th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
just as an little update, which i forgot to mention, if you are getting alot of green blocks or a green screen, then it is without a doubt that you are missing the right ffdshow ::points up to chrononuriko's post for the link::