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    Hi all,

    I have downloaded a video with the file extension .mpeg. I have tried to play this in all the applications i have which are windows media, avi preview, divx player and quicktime player. I thought that alteast one of these would support .mpeg but apprarently not.. Is there something wrong with the file or do I need another application?

    Any advice greatly appreciated

    Thanks,

    Bytey

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  3. Movies & TV   -   #2
    What happens with the file when you try to play it? Black screen, green screen? It could be a fake or you need the latest codecs. Try the K-lite codec package (link to it pinned in the development section) or try another codec package... Also head to the download section of the main page and get the G-spot codec finder which will tell you what kind of codecs you need.

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    It should play in Windows Media Player. Sounds like there's something wrong with the file.

  5. Movies & TV   -   #4
    Yea, it should've worked in WMP as WMP can automatically DL the codec you need.

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    Thanks for your help guys!

    I suspect there is something wrong with file. On opening with WMP it says "Windows Media Player Error" Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported.

    I am going to have a go at the G-spot thing as suggested by Shinigami and perhaps something will show up.

    Thanks again,

    Bytey

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    Well, I downloaded the codec pack and Gspot.

    Gspot says DirectShow was unable to play the file. The only information returned was in the form of an error message.

    Error number: 0x80040265

    Error name: VFW_E_UNSUPPORTED STREAM

    Full error text: Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported.


    Am i correct in assuming I have a dud file as suggested? Damn back to the drawing board....

    Thanks for everyones assistance I am now a bit wiser

    Bytey

  8. Movies & TV   -   #7
    Yea, it's most likely a fake... You could try renaming to .avi but oh well, seems like a fake.... Good luck on your search for the real thing and also remember after about 10 megs, use AViPreview and see if it works.

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    Thanks for the advice. It is not the end of the world as it was not a huge file but, shall take your advice and use AVI preview in future.

    Bytey

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