VirtualDub – Merging AVI Files – Error Message – Couldn’t locate decompressor for format ‘XVID’ (unknown)

VirtualDub – Merging AVI Files – Error Message – Couldn’t locate decompressor for format ‘XVID’ (unknown)

Working in the Production side of the house, Friday Night is not always a down time.  But, as I have some house work to do tomorrow, I can use a bit of rest tonight.

Have some home made video to watch – Unfortunately, they are ‘housed’ in little AVI files. So brought out the old reliable Virtual DUB to bring them together.

But, no quick work this time.

Error Landed me @:

Error Header
Couldn’t locate decompressor for format ‘XVID’ (unknown)

Error Message
VirtualDub requires a Video for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows Media Player, are not suitable.

So what to do:

Downloaded and Installed it.  And restarted Virtual DUB.

BTW, the OS is MS Windows 2012.  As a server product, it does not appear that Windows Media Player is pre-installed and probably very little Codecs are pre-installed.

Have being using VideoLan (VLC) to play movies.  And, so did not notice the missing Media Player and Codecs till now.  BTW, VLC has its own built-in codecs.

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