.avi files not playing in WinAmp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    The start, I can hear the file but it's just a black screen. The file plays in Media player :(
     
  2. Aprox

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    It could be the codec the .avi was encoded with. Do you happen to know what its codec is?

    On a side note, winamp doesnt have the best video support in the world, so it could just be a bug in the software. I am sure you know of the other great video players out there :) (VLC, MPC)
     
  3. lynchknot

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  4. Aprox

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    Not to get off topic, but VLC doesn't need codecs for almost everything.. thats the beauty of the application. What was it your were trying to playback?
     
  5. lynchknot

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    I have other players. Somehow the codec got corrupted and when I reinstalled k-lite pack, VLC returned to normal.

    I was trying to play a avi file but only got audio with a black or (gray?) screen

    Actually, I didn't reinstall, I went from ACE to K-lite. (uninstalled ace)
     
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  6. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    aprox is right, winamp is sucky for any type of video. if i recall correctly there was an mplayer plugin for winamp, that'll handle almost anything, similar to VLC. winamp doesn't even utilize directshow it seems, since wmp plays the file just fine