cannot play AVI.sound-NO picture!

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 16:26 09 Sep 04

hi all i have downloaded AVI film from the net.and cannot play it.i can hear sound but no picture.can anyone tell me why?.is it to do with codecs?.thanks.ben

  Stormpool 16:36 09 Sep 04

Probably not the best to promote possible legal activity on this forum.

But perchance this is totally legit :o/?

You require the correct codec to decode the AVI.

It has been compressed to a size of acceptable quality but also, acceptable file size.
Usually this is done using DiVX or Xvid

You can search for these codecs on a search engine, like google or yahoo.

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 20:36 09 Sep 04

yes it says its legal!,but it is very limited you have to pay more for a bigger selection i pay 66p a week for a variety i will do a search!.thanks.ben

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