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« on: August 31, 2004, 07:51:13 PM »

Hey all, I have the entire Firefly season 1 on my hard drive however I'm having trouble playing them.

Each episode is a separate file, and when I open one of the files with Windows Media Player, it searches for a codec with no luck. Eventually the file loads and the video quality is outstanding, but their is no sound. I'm not really new to all this, but I sure haven't been messing with Divx etc. in a while.

The files appear to be xVids, and I downloaded the Xvid codec and it still didn't work. The files are confirmed to be 100% working files though, with audio, so I know it's just something on my end.

Lastly, once I figure out how to fix the sound problem, how would I go about joining the episodes together, to burn a DVD with them?

I know how to convert from Divx to DVD etc., and am familiar with dvdrhelp.com and all the walkthroughs there. These files appear to be different though so I'm a bit lost.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2004, 08:33:37 PM »

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Hey all, I have the entire Firefly season 1 on my hard drive however I'm having trouble playing them.

Each episode is a separate file, and when I open one of the files with Windows Media Player, it searches for a codec with no luck. Eventually the file loads and the video quality is outstanding, but their is no sound. I'm not really new to all this, but I sure haven't been messing with Divx etc. in a while.

Well, I'd check to see what codec you used to encode them from the original DVDs that you must own and try to work your way forward from there.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2004, 11:25:56 AM »

Something you might look at....

I find that one of the Xvid codec files on my system gets locked by the system, so that when I install a new version, it doesn't properly update.  You might uninstall Xvid, then go look for the files in your Windows\system32 folder and see if they're still there.  If they are after a reboot, move them and then reinstall the codec.  I usually know I need to do this when the video stutters..not a sound issue though.

On a side note,  does anyone else think of the Metal Gear series when they see codec?
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2004, 02:31:58 PM »

Thanks guys.  I downloaded a codec pack and it took care of the problem.  The quality of the Xvid is oustanding.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2004, 02:58:16 PM »

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Nope, not at all.

On a related note, my dvd player plays Divx and Xvid.  I only had two items to try and both had shoddy source material.  I'll have to divx a dvd and see how she turns out to see if its the player or if its the material.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2004, 04:45:37 PM »

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On a side note, does anyone else think of the Metal Gear series when they see codec?
SNAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!

Nope, not at all.

On a related note, my dvd player plays Divx and Xvid.  I only had two items to try and both had shoddy source material.  I'll have to divx a dvd and see how she turns out to see if its the player or if its the material.


WinAVI works like a charm and is really easy.

My Xbox will soon play Dvix and Xvid, so then I'll be set and not have to go through the conversion each time.
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