Cannot playback mpeg2 in Media player - codecs missing?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Moon, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Moon

    Moon Guest

    I'm running Win XP SP 1 and I seem to be unable to playback some video
    file that is supposed to be regular mpeg 2. It runs flawlessly on a
    friend's system still I don't know which codec I'm missing since he's
    got a lot more and so I don't know which files to copy.

    I've put that small mpeg (~ 2 MB) on a temporary homepage of mine so
    please feel free to have a look at it and the codecs my system has
    installed at: http://moon.hipjoint.de/codecs/codecs.html

    Maybe you can help me out and tell me which codecs I need. Thanks in
    advance.
     
    Moon, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. Moon

    Ginchy Guest

    mpeg2 is a pay for codec not just one you can download.

    most people have it on their system as they have installed POWERDVD or a
    similar dvd type playing software.

    On saying that though I believe that vcdhelp.com once had a link to a free
    mp2 codec.

    If not you could always download powerdvd from fosi or suchlike.

    Once you have installed powerdvd or another mp2 codec WMP will then play the
    file.
     
    Ginchy, Oct 17, 2003
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    Dan Maas Guest

    Elecard / Moonlight Cordless has a free downloadable demo of their
    MPEG-2 decoder. (google search for "elecard mpeg-2 decoder"). It
    imposes a small moving watermark on the video.

    Dan
     
    Dan Maas, Oct 17, 2003
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  4. Moon

    Moon Guest

    Ginchy, says...
    I've installed PowerDVD 4 for a test and also copied some m2v's from an
    SVCD, still I CANNOT view the demo.mpg in media player. It does playback
    in PowerDVD but not elsewhere. BUT this is what other ppl can do on
    their systems with the very same file. So I still gotta be missing
    something...
     
    Moon, Oct 17, 2003
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  5. Moon

    Moon Guest

    Moon, says...
    Additionally I registered the Direct Show Filters from PowerDVD with Win
    XP so I can playback m2v's in Media Player. STILL no this particular
    file which is supposed to be mpg2 and runs as such on other systems...
     
    Moon, Oct 17, 2003
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  6. Moon

    Bariloche Guest

    Fraunhofer has free Mpeg-2 and Ac3 decoders -and no watermark.
     
    Bariloche, Oct 23, 2003
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