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Old 03-07-2005, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine has windows '95 and has real player installed, but hasnt finished installing/registering it, wants to now watch a movie burned on a cd, well it says CODEC is missing, what does that mean. Is it possible he can download it from a site on here, I found one that has codecs to d/l......or does he havce to upgrade to '98.....????

The downloads are for win xp and win 98 and ME.



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Old 03-07-2005, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi
Is the message about missing codecs from realplayer or windows itself?
Also, what format is the movie (ie avi, mpeg etc)?
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well missin codecs from real player and the movie is avi I think not sure to very honest, but what I did was d/l the real player as well as win media and was going to put these in his computer, would that work, and include the codecs for those programs in the downloads?
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You definately need some codecs by the sounds of it. If you can't find what you need (I think a lot of sites charge you for them) then try the link below, its got lots of shareware & freeware programs that may solve the problem.

http://majorgeeks.com/downloads32.html

Also, on the subject on win95 & codecs the link below is to MS help page about missing codecs :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q142946/
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Thanks so much i hope these help........he needs this badly i have all but he has win 95 and I have xp...
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your friend may find it Windows 98 better for multimedia applications provided that his machine is fast enough to run it well. Windows 95 is rarely supported fully anymore in a lot of applications.

That said, if his system isn't fast enough for 98 then I doubt it will be fast enough to play movies on either!
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u suck lol
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