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    Media Player Codecs

    Latest version of Media Player.....all I wanna do is watch a few .ram files....and I wont ever install REAL PLAYER ever again...

    so is there a codec for Media Player please ?

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    For Windows Media Player? no.

    Media files comprise two parts - there's the ENCAPSULATION format, which specifies how data should be laid out in the file, and the CODECS sued to store the data itself. Examples of the former would be AVI, MPEG and QuickTime, examples of the latter would be DiVX, MP3, AC3, XViD.

    So, you could have a Quicktime file containing DiVX & MP3, or an AVI file with the same codecs in it, but your media player would need to understand the encapsulation as well as the codecs. Windows Media player supports only MPEG and AVI encapsulation, plus OGM as well via a Directshow filter. To watch RealMedia files you need the RealVideo and RealAudio codecs, plus a player that understands RealMedia encapsulation.

    if you download the Real Alternative from here, it includes all the codecs, plus Media Player Classic which is a 1mb player that supports MPEG, AVI, Quicktime, RealMedia, OGM and Matroska.

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    We've been here before

    I tried it last time you suggested it....the problem is the .ram files I have wont work on it...

    REAL PLAYER does play them, BUT it takes over my PC..and I wont ask my mates to install such a thing just to see some fighter plane manouvres

    If you wanna TRY AGAIN..and we DID do this before Chrimbo, heres the zipped files ...

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/cuppaso...uvres/Film.zip

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    There is a freeware hacked version. Can't remember where I saw it, its similar to QuickTime allternative!

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    fixed it

    go into the MPC options, under filters. uncheck RealMedia Splitter, RealVideo Decoder and RealAudio Decoder.

    fixed \o/

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    nope...that didn't do it either....will try multi combos of those filters now

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    its not happeneing.....

    I get the following message...

    Realmedia Splitter (low merit):: Output 00 (The Video Stream)

    I have disabled and then tried re enabling those filters that Direct Hex kindly suggested.

    Dont know what to do now

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    I'm not sure but does video lan client support real files?
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    re-encode them into a decent format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by |SilentDeath|
    re-encode them into a decent format?
    good plan....how and with what?

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