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Thread: No Audio Codecs Recognised In Windows 98se

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    Hi all,

    I am experiencing a problem similar to the "disappearing codecs in Windows XP" one, but with Windows 98SE.

    Over the last two weeks I have searched this and a few other forums, and googled, with no answer.

    Symptoms:

    Basically VirtualDub and it's variants (-Mod; -mp3freeze; etc) do not recognise any audio codecs as being present, even though they are.

    The only item listed in the Audio->Compression option is <No compression (PCM)>. "Show all formats" is ticked. Video codecs ARE listed, however I cannot confirm whether ALL video codecs are listed. When running the AVIcodec program it crashes when selecting the "Codecs and filters" option.

    I know that I have all the video and audio codecs that should be listed installed, as BSplayer plays correctly all divx, xvid, asf, wmv (etc&#33 encoded files, with no problems with video or audio.

    The contents the following registry keys:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE&#092;Software&#092;Microsoft&#092;Windows NT&#092;CurrentVersion&#092;drivers.desc
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE&#092;Software&#092;Microsoft&#092;Windows NT&#092;CurrentVersion&#092;drivers32

    only contain references to the divx and huffyuv codecs, with no empty entries (I&#39;m not sure if this is relevant information, have included it as it was related to the Windows XP problem).

    Cause:

    In an attempt to get all file types to play correctly I un-installed all various codec packs and individual codecs that have accumlated over the years and installed just the Kazaa-Lite Codec Pack. This worked, but introduced the VirtualDub problem - so I can play files, but not encode audio anymore.

    Attempts to correct (including un-installing K-Lite pack and using Nimo, then just trying individual codecs one by one without the assistance of any "codec packs", and various combinations thereof) have failed - the damage, whatever it is, is done.

    Solution: (insert here)

    If anyone has experienced this, or has a solution, or just a pointer or suggestion, I&#39;d really appreciate it&#33;

    Cheers&#33;

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  3. Movies & TV   -   #2
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    Those registry keys are for NT based Windows versions only (NT/2000/XP).

    In Windows 98 they are stored in "win.ini".


    Make sure you install the latest version of the K-Lite Codec pack. (2.0.1)

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    I can find no references to audio codes in win.ini.

    I have installed the latest codec pack 2.02f.

    I think the only option is a re-install of Windows, or a re-format and re-install.

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    Sorry I ment the system.ini file.

    In the section Drivers32 there should be a couple of entries that start with vidc (movie codec) or msacm (audio).

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