divx problem

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  1. jefftx

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    I'm having trouble with avi files not playing correctly. they show up in black and white but some parts of the picture are either green or pink. i've uninstalled all divx software and codecs and tried the latest k-lite codec pack with no luck, so i uninstalled that and installed the latest divx codec from www.divx.com. still no luck. any ideas?

    btw i'm using winxp and my vid card is a 6800GT w/ forceware 92.91
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ok, I see a lot of this stuff coming up lately so I'm going to post
    a nice step by step on how to get the klite codec pack to work on everything.
     
  3. Doc Brown

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    This will work 100%
    It's a lot of steps, but it will play youtube videos, flashgames, all media files, etc...

    First download Real alternative here
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/real_alternative.cfm

    Then download Quicktime alternative here
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/quicktime_alternative.cfm

    Then finally, download one of the newest klite codec packs.
    I know you said you tried that, but do it anyway. btw I'm using v 2.80

    http://majorgeeks.com/K-Lite_Codec_Pack_Full_d4844.html
    (ignore the first advertisement popup - that's not the download)

    Install the programs. They all come with media player classic.

    You are going to open up the media player classic from Quicktime alternative as well
    as Real Alternative, and do the same thing here to both players.
    (I'm not 100% sure that you actually have to do it to both, but I always do and it works)

    Go to: View > Options > The first option under "Player" is "Formats", select that and put a check
    in every single box. > Now near the bottom, click on "Directshow", and click on apply.

    Then on the left, click on "Filters" and put a check in every single box in there as well.

    Now click on "Player" and make all the settings look like this pic:
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    Now click apply and exit.

    Now open up the normal Windows media player.
    Go to Tools > Options > File types, and UNCHECK every box in there. > Click apply and exit out.

    Don't worry, this doesn't disable the media player.
    You can still drag a file into it, and it will play it.

    Now reboot and everything will play in media player classic.




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  4. Doc Brown

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    BTW, the settings under Player aren't critical.

    They just make the media player better and easier to use.
     
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    thanks for the help guys... nothing worked except for VLC. open with -> VLC Media Player and it works like a charm. i'm long overdue for a reformat and this might just push me over that line. still, :bowdown: VLC, always works like a champ.
     
  7. Doc Brown

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    There's no way you did my walkthrough and couldn't play an avi file.

    I can open up a flash game, a youtube video and an avi file all at the same
    time and I don't even have flash player installed on my computer.




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