codec woes

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  1. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    so I'm running HL2 right? Everythings peachy.

    then one day I had some codec troubles and I wiped some old codecs off and installed some new ones.

    unfortunately it wiped off the cvid codec from the cinepak. so now the opening video for HL2 wont play. it has white lines through the screen and says something like "Vids:cvid decompressor not found"

    so I downloaded cinepak. no dice. I downloaded the codec file. no dice. it just wont work. Gspot says i dont have the codec installed. I really dont get this.

    I even updated WMP (uhgggg) to see if that fixed it, but again...no dice.
     
  2. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    that cinepack codec comes with windows itself so if nothing help reinstall windows :p :p
     
  3. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn New Member

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    there are a couple programs that show which dshow codecs are & arent installed &.... you can do stuff, forgot... maybe those can manually install (& register) the codec
     
  4. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Odd that they'd be using such an old codec. Hmm..

    In any case you probably downloaded THIS file, right? The old Cinepack CVID codec? If not, try it. Also, you might want to try reinstalling Quicktime as the codec is part of the install.
     
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    kn00tcn New Member

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    old codek, more compatable for more customers (in theory)
     
  6. Jeremy of Many

    Jeremy of Many New Member

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    FFDShow or K-Lite Codec Pack.
     

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