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Codec Error:Use windows media player?

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:51 pm
by faruqkhan
I m downloading trasformer 2 from limewire ,so when i tried to play that file a message come on player screen ,"Codec Error:use windows media player" and i m playing that file on mplayer and vlcr ,after that errror cames "Abording video ,Redirecting to microsoft codec download page " video stops after 19 sec .after that codec download movie is still not playing . Now tell me wht to do.....?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:25 pm
by x2oxen
Now download movie again from another source.

Re: Codec Error:Use windows media player?

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:46 am
by LinuxFreaK
Dear faruqkhan,
Salam,

faruqkhan wrote:I m downloading trasformer 2 from limewire ,so when i tried to play that file a message come on player screen ,"Codec Error:use windows media player" and i m playing that file on mplayer and vlcr ,after that errror cames "Abording video ,Redirecting to microsoft codec download page " video stops after 19 sec .after that codec download movie is still not playing . Now tell me wht to do.....?


Yesterday i have deleted this from my Laptop.

Best Regards.

Re: Codec Error:Use windows media player?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:06 am
by Muhammad Saad
faruqkhan wrote:Now tell me wht to do.....?

Start promoting the use of free and open file formats. :lol:

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:16 am
by lambda
file format != codec.

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:22 am
by Muhammad Saad
lambda wrote:file format != codec.

So I cannot use the word "file format" when the file is audio or video? :?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:48 am
by lambda
not unambiguously, no.

tell me, which of the following are free and open file formats: avi, mov, ogg.

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:21 pm
by Muhammad Saad
lambda wrote:tell me, which of the following are free and open file formats: avi, mov, ogg.

It seems like you want to tell me something I do not know. If this is the case then please tell me clearly.

However, if you only want me to choose one of the options then I choose OGG on the basis of what I have learnt so far (which may or may not be sufficient for this topic).

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:15 pm
by lambda
just looking at the filename doesn't tell you anything about whether you can play the video/audio or not. an avi might contain an mp3 audio stream, and if you don't have a decoder for that, you can't hear the audio. it might contain an h.263-encoded video stream, or a motion jpeg-encoded video stream. the name tells you nothing. an ogg file might contain flac-encoded audio (unusual, but it happens).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Container_format_(digital)

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:05 pm
by Muhammad Saad
Thanks for the information.

Although I do suspect that I already knew most of it. But I won't argue with you. :lol:

(Just kidding. Please don't get mad. :) )

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:09 pm
by lambda
a lot of people know this, but they confuse "file format" with codecs.

Re: Codec Error:Use windows media player?

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:44 pm
by Muhammad Saad
So any suggestion how I should have written this sentence to make it "confusion-free"? :roll:
Muhammad Saad wrote:Start promoting the use of free and open file formats.

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:38 am
by lambda
codecs, not file formats.

and that wouldn't have helped at all, with this guy downloading a random movie off the internet. he's not the one encoding anything; he has to use whatever the encoder used.