Old 8th May 2005, 18:02   #1
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winamp wont play movies

i currently have winamp5 it plays music fine,but wont play movies the screen just says nullsoft please help CHEERSSSSS
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Old 8th May 2005, 18:05   #2
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what are your system specs?

also, what format are your movie files?
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Old 8th May 2005, 18:14   #3
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?????

im a begginer how do i get my system specs and the format 4movies????? you must be laughing rite now! thankssssssssssssssssssss
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Old 8th May 2005, 19:12   #4
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system specs

how do i find my system specs????? cheers

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Old 8th May 2005, 19:26   #5
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@ craig182...

I've merged the new system specs thread you just started with this one. Next time hit the REPLY button and do not start a new topic/thread as you did.

Supply all relevant system specs, as asked for here. A good proggie to obtain sys specs is the Belarc Advisor.

What 3 or 4-character file extension do the video files you are having problems end with? Check to see if they end with .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, .avi, etc, etc. Make certain that you have Windows configured properly to show file extensions, in order to see the 3 or 4-character extensions of each of your video files. That will tell us the video file format.

Don't email or PM me concerning Winamp. Instead, either start a NEW TOPIC or post a REPLY in the appropriate thread in these forums. This will also benefit others who may have a similar question or problem. But before posting, please first Search the forums and read all FAQs and all Sticky threads.

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Old 8th May 2005, 19:30   #6
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If running a default install of Windows XP, a useful program can be found at "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\msinfo32.exe" ... you can export a text file to attach to a post here. hope that helps, jmat
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Old 8th May 2005, 19:36   #7
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Where are my System Specs?
Right Click "My Computer" > Properties.
Also make sure you post the version of winamp you are running.


What is the file format?
Meaning the Extension of the file. (.avi, .mpeg) If you are running XP and have extensions hidden, Goto Control panel> Folder Options> View> uncheck 'Hide Extensions for known Filetypes'. Otherwise you can right-click the file.

What are codecs?
Codecs are files required by your computer and media players to play audio and video. Videos require BOTH.
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Originally posted by DJ Egg
Basically, I think it's all down to codecs & DirectShow filters.
It's especially those dodgy codec packs which cause most of the problems.

All you need are:
ffdshow
DivX and Xvid (though ffdshow can handle these, so no need to install them)*
OggDS Filter for .OGM
An MPEG-2 DVD Decoder (Cyberlink PowerDVD / Intervideo WinDVD / Gabest)
AC3Filter for AC3 audio layer (ie. if video uses ac3 audio)
CoreAAC (if video uses AAC audio)
Windows Media 8/9 codecs for ASF/WMV/MPEG-1
QT Alternative, for MOV, MPEG-4

If the video still won't play, then use G-Spot to determine the required audio & video filters.

eg. other video formats might include:
Matroska (mkv, mka)
Real Media RM (do NOT install the evil RealPlayer!)
etc etc.


And all codecs/filters should be installed individually, not all at the same time.

* re: ffdshow
Once installed, go to: Start > Programs > ffdshow > configuration
Under "Codecs", make sure DivX 3/4/5 and XviD are both set to enabled.
If disabled, click where it says "disabled" and change drop-down menu to "libavcodec".


If the above list still doesnt help you, and you do not know what codecs your video requires, Download Gspot. Gspot will attempt to access the video file. It tells you if you have the required video and audio codecs, AND if the video file is actually playable. After installing gspot, open the video w/ gspot. remember to click render. Here is a pic to help with g spot. -->[Image]

None of the above helps, what now?
. Upgrade to the latest version of Winamp
. Upgrade to latest DirectX. DirectX v8 or later. (in windows start > run > dxdiag) to find what version you have. 9.0c is the latest.
. In winamp, ctrl+p > video > uncheck both "video overlay" and "allow yv12 overlay mode"
3. The most important advice i can give you is to never download codec packs, EVER


If Egg, or whoever wants to append this to improve, please do so.

Thanks, I needed it all in one post, so i can now just use one post instead of the 3 i usually use.

[Edit --> DJ Egg]
Changed ffdshow link to latest version
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Old 8th May 2005, 19:39   #8
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Very good, Billy
Lots more info than I provided above, and very helpful.

@ craig182...

I still recommend the Belarc Advisor (as I indicated above). It will list a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware.
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Old 21st July 2005, 22:53   #9
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I think that is what messed me up. I downloaded K-Lite Codec Pack, and so far, some vids do not play well in Winamp.
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