GeeKay+Dee 11:48 26 Feb 03

I'm currently trying to play an mpeg file on my windows media player but I'm getting an error sign stating "cannot play back the video stream, no suitable decompressor could be found". Any ideas how I can overcome this?

  powerless 12:02 26 Feb 03

Your are missing the coDEC to play the file.


It could be one of any hundreads.

click here

click here (your best bet)

  GeeKay+Dee 12:11 26 Feb 03

What is a coDEC?

  powerless 12:34 26 Feb 03

COder/DECoder: A codec is a piece of software that lets you encode something - usually audio or video - to a specific format, and can decode media encoded in this specific format again.
Popular Codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Indeo, etc. AVI, ASF, etc, is not a codec but a format -and can be encoded using different codecs.

Also click here

  GeeKay+Dee 16:24 26 Feb 03

So how do I rectify this?

  Elrond 16:27 26 Feb 03

I thought it was COmpressor/DECompressor?

  powerless 16:28 26 Feb 03

You need the decompressor to be installed on your machine.

You have not got this decompressor so the video cannot be played.

The two links in my first post will have decmpressors.

The second one is more likey to have the decomprocessor you need.

Download and install and you should be able to watch the video.

  powerless 16:29 26 Feb 03

Elrond - Yes it is?

  GeeKay+Dee 16:29 26 Feb 03

Can you download a codec and if so any idea what i would be looking for?

  powerless 16:32 26 Feb 03

Yes you can download a codec.

No idea what you should be looking for, as there many...

AGAIN click here

  Elrond 16:35 26 Feb 03

Use google and find a program called Codec viewer don't know what version it will be now, i've got v1.5. You can use this to tell you what codec you need for your file, I think. I've never properly used it tbh.

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