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I can't play all AVI's on my Archos 605

Not all, but some avi's do not play on my Archos 605. I get asked to buy a plug-in. I have read stuff about different formats/codecs but am not sure what this means.

The AVI's play fine on my PV with VNC.

Can you help?

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Hi,

Yeah you need to go to the archos website and buy the cinema plug in (£14.99) if you want to play all. the only other option is to convert the avi files that you cant play. Also if you want to play any mpeg4 files and quite a few other files with different audio codecs you need the podcast plug in (again £14.99). This is the only way to be able to play everything on your archos without converting the files - it's a bit of a rip off as each set of plugins is specifically downloaded for a product key so you cant even get one from someone else - believe me I have tried for days to get them free!

Hope that helps!

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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