To play .mov and .avi movie files

June 15, 2005 at 07:53:43
Specs: win xp home, 1.6 ghz/512 MB DDR

Hi
Would some one tell me how to make my Windows Media Player play .mov and .avi movie files. The player is asking for some codec pluggin etc
Thanks in advance

sbasti01


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#1
June 15, 2005 at 08:02:47

Windows media player can't play .mov files,
you need to download quicktime.

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

And for the avi files, most likely you need to install this http://www.divx.com/divx/player/


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#2
June 15, 2005 at 08:05:39

.mov is playable by quicktime only.

as for your AVI, you do need the codecs, which you can download here:

www.divx.com

for your .movs go to google and type 'quicktime alternative' and you should find it.

Its a good cut down version of quicktime that doesnt take over your whole machine.

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#3
June 15, 2005 at 09:21:39

Hold the phone here are Quick time and Real Player Alternatives that won't take over your whole computer.....I'd rather have a virus than either of these two players....

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm


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#4
June 15, 2005 at 15:53:26

whoa whoa whoa folks.
vlc will play anything!!!!!!
even a biscuit if you shove it in the cd rom (i was kidding!)
vlc is theeeeee beeeeez neeez. it will play everything. a google search for vlc or videolan will give you the download.

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#5
June 16, 2005 at 00:23:09

Frosty , Marky81 &Rich Mentzel
. I downloaded divix and the avi movie played.
Will try the .mov now
Guys thank one million for the quick response & the help
Telemachus

sbasti01


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#6
June 16, 2005 at 00:24:08

Rich, thanks for providing the link, I was too lazy to do it! lol

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#7
June 16, 2005 at 06:04:47

Hey, it's part of the job!!!! No problem.

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#8
July 27, 2005 at 01:55:01

I have a scenario where my boss has created a .MOV on his MAC and via Quicktime it only plays sound on PC's
I tried my VLC thinking it would play it no prob and bang it crashed my VLC

ANy ideas anyone
Thanks


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