[QUOTE=GregiBoy;2032417]If you use generic.avi.xvid.audiocopy, you will most probably need to download and install FFDShow & AC3 Filter which are free and easy to install. Just use the defaults.
Another option is VLC player which contains all the codecs internally.
I know that this works fine with XP but as I currently refuse to go to Vista, I cannot commenton that.[/QUOTE]
thanks - is an alternative to download from xvid.org - I already have the codec on this PC but I can’t recall how itgot there!
ac3 filer is an audio codec - yes ? I diid not think of needing that also but I can see how that might be the case.
Is there a sinlge, safe one stop package that will include everying needed for the generic xvid+ audiocopy option. ( I’m wary because I read bad things about codec packs so I’m unsure what to recommend to other people )
i don’t suppose the30 day trial version of fab platinum installs all thiscodec stuff & then leaves it there- or does it ? - that would be a good option to recommend if it were so.