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MPEG codec for MP3 player: Philips SA52XX

I recently purchased this Philips SA52XX MP3 player with the hopes that I could watch movies while out & about. I have DVDs that will allow for download but after attempting to convert the DVD files to an acceptable format with the accompanying software; Media Converter 2.5, I continue to get the error message stating that I do not have the correct MPEG codec and that I should go to wikpedia.com to download this codec. I have downloaded multiple codecs to include DivX, Mpeg streamclip, Final Codecs 2008, etc.....Nothing seems to work. I really need assisatnce or I see no other recourse but to return this product.

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  • syanah Jul 15, 2008

    I have kinda the same problem. when I try to convert a .WMV file, the converter shuts down. when I try a .MP4 file the convertion stops after a few seconds and I get a message saying that I don't have the MP4 codec installed on my computer.



    because I thought it might be something on the computer that's causing this problem, so I installed the software on an other computer. on that one it never shuts down, but I can't save the converted files. :S



    I'm now using a different converter program, but I can't play the videos on my SA52xx. I was wondering what the settings are if you want to convert files onto the GoGear.

  • stung Jul 16, 2008

    i have a mp4 made by simushi every thing is working exept the videos. I download two(2) vids and i cant see them.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    same problem... i can't convert videos with media converter

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    i dont see my video clips

  • byuva4u Aug 08, 2008

    Philips is simply waste . just now i bought my philips mp4 player . i am unable to convert my favorite videos to player format . and the sound effect is very low than other ipods.

  • clo-bow16 Dec 03, 2008

    I have today purchased the Phillips GoGear however i am very frustrated at the fact that i can not get any music video's on it. I have the media converter 2.5 for phillips, i go to add file or dvd click start and i get a message saying a do not have to updated codec. i have downladed many types of codec's tried but still it will not allow me to do what it is designed to do. Please let me know what to do in order to get it working.

  • gizmo_x Dec 20, 2008

    when i try to use the philips media converter , it states " one or more people are using this please try again later " !!?!?! i dont understand what it means when im the only person on it ? .


    pleazse help 
    thanks james

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

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  • shantheman88 Jan 13, 2009

    I have the same problems with my videos. Also my computer wont recognize the device. I can put music on to it but i have to do it an entirely different way to what im used to. Can someone help me find my player on my computer!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    i have the same problem...how can i solve this..?only buying thier stuff...30 $ ?! neah...

  • expantion_pa Mar 28, 2009

    my mp4 player i have downloaded mp4 and it still won't work

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    same as his

  • fluffiez Apr 15, 2009

    I got given the Philips Go Gear SA52XX and having a problem with putting music on? Ive tried it throught Windows media player and tried drag and drop but nothing will seem to work. Also when i turn it on, it will eventually freeze and i hav to reset the MP3 player. Please help! Thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    I have same problem with  Philips SA52XX. I canť tranformade films to ma recorder, so i can't watch it outside... 

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Hi people. I had the same problems.
Uninstall Media Converter and any codec packs you have.
Install K-Lite Codec Pack 5.0.0 (Full)
Reinstall Media Converter
The converter plays havoc with Windows Explorer 8 so you need to uninstall it (control-panel-uninstall programs-updates) then reinstall it when you have installed the codecs and the converter.
Hope this helps
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The phillips SA52XX is a harder machine to work.Unless you go on rhapsody,which I think is mostly unfair that you have to keep paying to make the thing download,you have to have a video converter,which for most people are very hard to use.Personally my solution is to use limewire.I go onto limewire set it so it shares what I download,or share it manually and pull up a windows media player at the same time.For music files every type works.Video files are tricky.What I have found is you have to look up the name of the video and then type Mpg or Mpeg.Then,hopefully,it will spit out atleast one or two relatively good videos under the file format of Mpg or Mpeg.Otherwise I have not found anyother way to convert and download.

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Hey, i got on here and had all the same problems....i finally got it to work.... i think that the video converter software that they give you is bad...hahahaa...after a couple of days of messing with it....i got it to work in windows media player....its on one of my older computers....and it let me convert the video...it takes a long time but it works.....as of right now im putting 3 skate videos on it right now...get on it...

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Download itunes/quicktime player
use it like a standartprogram for music/video.

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Eztoo Video Converter supports almost all video formats as source files and outputs many different video and audio formats beyond HD (high definition), including MPEG, AVI, WMV, MKV, RM, MP4, ASF, iPhone, iPod, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, RA, AAC, AC3, etc. You can download this software free from here: http://www.eztoosoft.com/video-converter.html For mac users: http://www.eztoosoft.com/mac-eztoo-video-converter.html Hope it helps. Contact me if you have any other question.

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я вже все перепробував і нічого не допомагає(((( пів дня потратив на ці кодекі....

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Hey there philips user i may have a solution that will work for you instead of trying to get the MPEG-4 codec to work try using a WMV files it has always worked for me when i do this

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If you download AVS4You software navigator and download avs video converter 6 from the list, you can convert your dvd to a format that will download onto your phillips sa52 player. If it is the trial version it will have a logo keep popping up to spoil the result on your player...you need to pay about £25 for the full version for a year or about £35 for unlimited useage. You can only use the licence on one computer. If it breaks down or you lose everything you can still download again onto that computer...BUT...if you change your computer you need to buy another licence...otherwise it works great.!! hope this helps...JIM

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • jimmykins Jan 07, 2009

    Alo AVI MPEG WMV 3GP MP$ Converter is the one I have settled for. It cost me £18 and I have put it onto two computers for no extra cost. They will send you a CD if you request one.

    I just open the file where it says 'add files' at hte top left hand corner of the application when you open it. Next..you click CONVERT at the bottom. it takes about two or three minutes.

    after closing the application down, you open your phillips converter which you should have installed when you bought the iipod. you then add the files you have just converted (you should have made a note of the output folder so you know where to find them) Next ..you just click 'start' the phillips converter now prepares and transfers the files onto your ipod which you should have connected to you computer. When you remove the USB from your ipod it will update your ipod and you will find 'your video under 'Videos' I use windows media player for music and pictures. make sure you deselect automatic sync first..find your files, right click and add to sync list and then click syncroniise. It took me ages to figure it all out but it works great now.best of luck...JIM

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Put the Phillips player in the bin that will sort it!!!!!

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Ummm all you have to do is get a WMV codec.
Use atubecatcher to get videos from youtube.
Wichever videos you want.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Try prism video converter software the trial is free for two weeks and u can convert anything to anysize

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Get the latest version of Quicktime, and let me know if it does the trick.

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