I find that many times either Window Media player or Quicktime return the error - unsupported format.
Windows will say, want me to search for the Codec? I click yes and it never finds anything. If there are only a finite amount of these Codecs, how come I NEVER get Windows Media Player to "find" and install the right codec?
My question: Should I download and install a Codec "PACK" --(what do you think of NIMO version 8 ) -- something that has most of the pluggins for the major video and audio formats, and will this solve my viewing problems in Quicktime and WindowsMedia Player.
Especailly troubling was the fact that I couldn't play a recent .AVI file (which windows identified as a "windows media file") -- I couldn't understand why windows claimed it, but didn't have the facility to actually "play it."
SO I GUESS THE QUESTION IS: Should I take the shotgun approach and try to install every pluggin, or should I just keep a list around and install as needed? I often run across newsgroup video that is in some special format and it doesn't tell me which format that it is in! Only that its' an AVI or MPG or other video extension file. Also when I view video online, I often don't have the right codec to view things. Real player and Quicktime being noteable exceptions.
BTW - - how many CODECS for video are in exsistence? Why can't they come up with 3 or 4 "standards" and leave it at that? I mean when it came to audio there are only a handful!
Thank you again dear friends in the forum!