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I need help in having my video on real player play certain videos, the real player is saying for the player to show the picture a codec needs to be acquired. Please assist.

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Kashupa2006,

There are several different media players that all support different codecs.

Here are some download links to various codecs:

DivX player's codec pack: http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack
Xvid's codec pack: http://downloads.xvid.org/downloads/xvidcore-1.2.2.zip

This one may also help:
Windows Media Components for Quicktime: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyId=915D874D-D747-4180-A400-5F06B1B5E559&displaylang=en


Hope this helps.

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A better free player will solve the Codec problems and good one is VLC at http://www.videolan.org/. It has most Codecs already installed.

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