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PC Video Codec

Hello,
I downloaded video mpg files from my camcorder to my PC. I can watch these videos fine on my PC, using windows media player and other viewers. What I am really trying to do is insert the video into a PowerPoint file. When I do this, PowerPoint is not able to run the video. After some small research, I understand that PowerPoint uses mplay32.exe, and when I try to run my video with this program directly, it also doesn't work. The solution, as I understand it, is to download a codec to my PC. I tried (and I think successfully) installed/copied a few codecs to my PC, but the video still doesn't work in PowerPoint/mplay32. Does anyone have a suggestion of what I can do?
Thanks,
Ron

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  • ronmachol Sep 08, 2008

    Unfortunately, that didn't seem to work. I mean, I installed the standard version of the product, accepting all of the defaults, and I don't see a difference in behavior.

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Technician77 is absolutely right, you should be nice and rank him a "Fixya!".

Additionally, Codex really should be installed and not copied directly to ensure that they are added correctly. The k_lite pack is the best installer for the average set of normally used codex.

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Hi Ron,

Please click on the link below and download full codec its free, Ths should take care of the problem.
http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

Thank you

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