How do I get an AVI file to play on my computer, please?

Found 3rd Mar 2009
Hi all.

Just downloaded 'Lost' to watch on my computer but it won't play in Windows Media Player.

File has an icon with 'AVI' on it.

In Windows Media player it just has a red cross next to the name and it won't play.

Please does anyone know what's wrong? And also, does anyone know if my PS3 will play an AVI file ok?

Thanks all

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Download VLC media player do a google for it and its the best free player around.

Google for AVI on PS3 and take your pick

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what he said :thumbsup:

Banned

you will need the divx codecs

rbquk;4538304

Download VLC media player do a google for it and its the best free player … Download VLC media player do a google for it and its the best free player around.Google for AVI on PS3 and take your pick



Plus 1 !!

download divx player
]http//ww…com

If its a download from torrent sites it could be a divx codec.

Have a look here for the ]K-Lite coded pack

Your PS3 will be able to play this without any kind of modification.

rehydrated;4538320

+ 1What does +1 mean lol what he said … + 1What does +1 mean lol what he said :thumbsup:

you need to download the CoDec, KL is good, works with WMedia Player. Standard version will be fine.
codecguide.com/dow…htm

try clicking on the red cross then it will take you to a page to update your codecs if not try VLC like other people have said. do you have any other video playing software on your pc, power dvd perhaps

pugw$sh;4538337

If its a download from torrent sites it could be a divx codec.Have a look … If its a download from torrent sites it could be a divx codec.Have a look here for the ]K-Lite coded pack



didnt know Klite even existed anymore lol, I only use Usenext now and not a problem in 3 years.

If you want to stick to using Windows media player, download the K Lite codec pack ]here.

You may also need to get the divx codec separately.

Original Poster

Ooh, you lot are so clever - I downloaded the divx.com one

So, to play it on my PS3, do I need to put the divx program on a USB key along with the 'Lost' episode, or what do I do?

Thanks loads, will leave some rep later :thumbsup:

Banned

no on ps3 or 360 you dont need anything but the avi file

Original Poster

crispwarez;4538407

no on ps3 or 360 you dont need anything but the avi file



Thank you, ain't got a USB key here so couldn't check myself :thumbsup:

Put it on the HD of the PS3

Original Poster

om4r;4538522

Put it on the HD of the PS3



How'd ya mean?

pugw$sh;4538337

If its a download from torrent sites it could be a divx codec.Have a look … If its a download from torrent sites it could be a divx codec.Have a look here for the ]K-Lite coded pack



+1

I 2nd this, I never really got on with VLC. But if you want to use windows media player remember that with both of these all after you install them, just change what opens the AVI to work with windows media player again, as after you install these they will open in these but will also make windows media player work with them.

Mrs.Z;4538585

How'd ya mean?



Just geta memory stick / USB stick and put the file from your PC on the stick then plug it into the then move it over to the Hard drive if you want to keep it on the PS3, or play it from the USB stick

Also one of the earlier posters said you dont need to do anything with 360 to get it to work, just so people know you do have to be on the NET with it as the 360 downloads a small update to make them work

Chuckles1001;4538642

I never really got on with VLC.



Nor me, I know a lot of people's answer to this type of question is "get VLC" but I personally dislike it intently, lol.

Each to their own, just because one person loves a program, doesn't mean the next will.

Original Poster

Chuckles1001;4538688

Just geta memory stick / USB stick and put the file from your PC on the … Just geta memory stick / USB stick and put the file from your PC on the stick then plug it into the then move it over to the Hard drive if you want to keep it on the PS3, or play it from the USB stick :)Also one of the earlier posters said you dont need to do anything with 360 to get it to work, just so people know you do have to be on the NET with it as the 360 downloads a small update to make them work



Oh yeah, I know that thanks - I thought Om4r was trying to tell me another way to do it because i said I haven't got a USB key here now :thumbsup:

ChipSticks;4538694

Nor me, I know a lot of people's answer to this type of question is "get … Nor me, I know a lot of people's answer to this type of question is "get VLC" but I personally dislike it intently, lol. Each to their own, just because one person loves a program, doesn't mean the next will.:)



I know and i think its Poo, but you get such **** for saying that sort of thing, most of the people I know that like it are Linux lovers and Linux cant do anything wrong, and even if it did, they would take it back like a **** GF lol, I am only a Linux Liker, so can see floors (like in my spelling)


Mrs.Z;4538813

Oh yeah, I know that thanks - I thought Om4r was trying to tell me … Oh yeah, I know that thanks - I thought Om4r was trying to tell me another way to do it because i said I haven't got a USB key here now :thumbsup:



Sorry did not see you did not have a USB key, if you have a network setup play it over the network?

Original Poster

Chuckles1001;4539100

I know and i think its Poo, but you get such **** for saying that sort of … I know and i think its Poo, but you get such **** for saying that sort of thing, most of the people I know that like it are Linux lovers and Linux cant do anything wrong, and even if it did, they would take it back like a **** GF lol, I am only a Linux Liker, so can see floors (like in my spelling)Sorry did not see you did not have a USB key, if you have a network setup play it over the network?




You mean I can transfer it over the internet? I have them both online - can you tell me how, please? Than I don't have to wait for OH to get in with the USB key!

ChipSticks;4538694

Nor me, I know a lot of people's answer to this type of question is "get … Nor me, I know a lot of people's answer to this type of question is "get VLC" but I personally dislike it intently, lol. Each to their own, just because one person loves a program, doesn't mean the next will.:)



I had great problems with VLC watching some videos I'd downloaded.
It made the video ( music videos ) appear to have a ghosted image of itself in the video.
It got to a point where I was accusing the uploader of posting rubbish.
I had to do a big grovel and apologise profusely to him.
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