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Anyone know how to get that matrox dv codec?

Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 9:34pm

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The link that is given in another help topic is down. Does anyone know where I can get that codec?

I've been searching online for 45 minutes.
Posted: Fri, 16th Jul 2004, 2:20am

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I spent about 3 minutes on Google and found it here smile (scroll down to find it):

http://www.fourcc.org/index.php?http%3A//www.fourcc.org/codecs.php


And while I am at it, maybe people should check out this codec Mega-Pack I found in the process (which includes the Matrox DV):

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EDIT: LINK REMOVED

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Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:11am

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no one download that pack. It gave me spyware, and now chromy is not working, nor are any of my video files, no matter how hard i try to fix it.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:27am

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maybe you should check to make sure that there is no spyware in it before you decide to spread it! I just started my feature film today, and i wanted to start on some effects in chromy. But now i can't because that stuff f*cked up all my video files. None of them will play... NONE

When i try to open them in chromy, there is an error, and my computer gets all screwy. Now i cant get rid of the spyware for some reason! This is a horrible night!
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:28am

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Did you try uninstalling the codec?
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:31am

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yep. Thats the first thing i did. Then the problem that was already bad, got worse, because the codecs made all my files into files that can only be played by those codecs. But when the codecs are installed, the files still wont work.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:43am

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alright... can someone please help me out? this is killing me! I am really itching to get started editing what is shot of my feature film, but i cant, cause everything video is dead. Just because of those stupid codecs.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:53am

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okay, i re-installed the codecs, cause there was no spyware detected from them, to see if the files would at least play.

there are still some problems left.

-The rendered clips from chromy just show black.

-Now i cant get rid of "Windows Media Player Classic", which now plays ALL of my movie files and is really annoying.

-some of my videos only play audio. Others do.

EDIT:
-I think that all uncompressed AVI files dont display picture. IE, chromy files with no sound anyway. It plays crappy compressed, wmv files however. PLEASE! I NEED HELP!
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 4:50am

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Wow, I was not aware of the problems with the codec pack. My apologies.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 12:03pm

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Write all your files to disks & do a system recovery/reformat. I downloaded a codec pack myself once & it didn't do anything. I tried to uninstall each codec from the system but it didn't work.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 12:12pm

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Yeah codec packs are a bad idea even when they are totally legit because codecs can often conflict with each other and its best to install only what you require.

The link where you could previously download it has indeed gone down. I can't see the matrox codec on that list page in the post above either.

I will edit this post to add new links shortly.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:24pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

Write all your files to disks & do a system recovery/reformat. I downloaded a codec pack myself once & it didn't do anything. I tried to uninstall each codec from the system but it didn't work.
What kind of disks? We are talking gigs and gigs of space that my stuff takes up.

Even if i manage that, how do i do a system recovery? Will this damage my computer or something?
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 3:27pm

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Presumably the same sort you use for backups. You do backup, right?
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 4:13pm

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Kid wrote:

Presumably the same sort you use for backups. You do backup, right?
I was backupping to my old computer, but now its drive is full. My dad and I are looking into an external drive, but he doesn't get home from his business trip for a few days.

How do I do a system recovery?
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 4:29pm

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If you're on windows XP, it's got 'system restore' built in.

Go to :
Start > Programs > Acessories > Sytem tools > System Restore

You can read the help file for more info, but the process is basically self explanitory - you pick a date that you know the system was working fine, and restore the system to how it was back then.

Hope this helps,
Arktic.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 4:40pm

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will this delete any files that have been added since the date that i choose?

Is there any easier way to fix this problem? Why did those stupid codecs change all of my files so that they can only be played in "windows media player classic"? I dont get it. There has to be some easier way to change them back.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:00pm

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It sounds like somehow your file associations have gone wonky. Try re-associating them with the program you want to play them. At least that will solve part of your problem. Some of the codecs might be conflicting with each other also.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:07pm

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i was using real player, but whenever i try to open it, it doesn't even open.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:09pm

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No it has nothing to do with file associations. Unfortunatly if you get your codecs in a mess its hard to sort them out.

System restore is prolly the easiest way to fix it if you have a recent restore point. It should effect only programs that you have installed and windows itself. All your saved files will be left alone.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:17pm

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is this something that is a serious risk to all of my files and computer in general. I really dont want to have to wait a week for my dad to come home, but if this is a really big ordeal, then I am willing to wait.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:19pm

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Try system restore. But if that doesn't work...

How many hard drives do you have?

If you have 2, shift all your gb of files to 1 & then perform the recovery on the drive with windows installed.

If you don't have 2, & the situation isn't resolved by recovery, then wait until your dad gets back & get an external hard drive. In this day & age, with people storing more & more data on their pcs, a backup hard disk or an external one are a necessity.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:24pm

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Mellifluous wrote:


If you don't have 2, & the situation isn't resolved by recovery, then wait until your dad gets back & get an external hard drive. In this day & age, with people storing more & more data on their pcs, a backup hard disk or an external one are a necessity.
We were gonna get one when he got back anyway because we filled up all of our space on our old backup drive and i was gonna need more space for this huge film coming up. I guess I'll have to get it sooner than we thought.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 5:45pm

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Eh, could someone give me a -1 for my rather harmful post, please?
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 6:42pm

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nitroviper007 wrote:

Eh, could someone give me a -1 for my rather harmful post, please?
There ya go wink
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 7:07pm

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Thank you. I feel really bad about all of this... I'm sorry.
Posted: Sun, 18th Jul 2004, 9:02pm

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UPDATE: Windows Media Player "classic" now plays quicktime files fine. I don't know why. I guess that i can use quicktime for now, but i dont really want to.
Posted: Mon, 19th Jul 2004, 9:42am

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System restore is supposed to be fully reversable (though this isn't allways the case), and it shouldn't affect any of your saved work.

To make doubly sure that it's not going to affect any of your files, make sure they're in your 'my documents' folder, and it definatley won't alter them.

System restore has worked well for me in the past - just make sure you don't pick a restore point that's too far back, as it can uninstall programs that you've added since that date, which can mess things up (I accidentally restored to a point before I'd installed realplayer once, but as it wasn't uninstalled properly, it won't let me re-install it crazy). But as long as you pick the latest date at which you know everything was working, then it should be fine.

Hope this helps,
Arktic.
Posted: Sun, 25th Jul 2004, 8:25pm

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Update:

After a long time and a few hundred dollars of extra hard drive space, the problem is fixed.

2 morals of the story:

1> Never post anything on a website that you are not sure is perfectly fine to use

2> Never download anything from a website that has not been tested.

Thanks for your help.