I'm at my wits end at the moment...I downloaded two avi files recently, and despite my best efforts, I can't manage to get the sound to play on them. I had 3.11, 4.12, and 5.02 codecs installed originally. I got an error that Windows Media Player 2 couldn't download the correct codec, media player 8 didn't play the sound, and neither did The Playa or Divx Player 2.0. So I reinstalled them all, but it still didn't work. I downloaded the nimo pack and installed all of the audio codecs there, but once again came up with a blank. I'm running xp with a SB live! value card can anyone help me???? I'm desperate for answers here. Is there some way I can ascertain how it's been encoded so that I can find the correct codecs to play it? Is there some magical codec that will bring light to my life? Any information, no matter how irrelevant, may help me!