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Friday, July 22, 2005

Xvid in Windows Media Player

I've recently had some problems in playing an Xvid encoded avi. For some reason "Windows (tm) has encountered an error..."

If you get an error message, it's worth trying to see the technical details of error, even though it may seem like gibberish (or Tamil...). Anyways, I eventually found out that the problem was the following:

Nero has some audio codecs (or filters) that for some reason mess up when playing certain Xvids. To solve the problem, do the following:

  1. Get yourself a copy of regdrop
  2. Go to the following folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\DSFilters\
  3. ->make sure that regdrop.exe (see 1) is in this directory -- drag and drop neaudio.ax onto the regdrop.exe file while holding the shift key. Basically you're degregistering that file (neaudio.ax) -- so now Windows Media Player won't go looking for it.
  4. Install the latest Xvid and Divx codecs.
    Alternatively you can go here to download a klite codec pack. Get the standard version and you will be fine ;-)
If you have any problems getting hold of any of the files, I can email them to you.
Back to learning Python =)

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