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How do I play this AMV?

Postby madbunny » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:05 pm

How do you get a strange AMV to play on your computer?
Normally you simply download the file, and double click on it to play it.
However many of the files here take advantage of new compression techniques to maximize on quality vs filesize. If you have already downloaded a file, and it won't play usually this means that you dont' have the proper players, or codecs installed. If you are trying to convert the extension of the video to a new format to play it in a familiar device, usually you are wasting your time as players and codecs are quite easy to install and use.

Extentions are the (usually) three letters after the dot on a file.
The extension on a file tells your computer what program to use for playing a file.

Common extentions here:
.mpg
.avi
.mkv
.wmv
.rm
.mp4

These all refer to video files hosted here.
If a file has a nonstandard extention such as
[url=http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=amv&Search=Search].mtv
.amv[/url]
.ppj
.d2v
ipod
They are not directly playable for most people. They are also not accepted formats here on the org. Please don't upload them.

Most of the media files can be played using This pack here

There are several guides on how to download and play the videos.
These are available on the main page.

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/ ... /index.htm
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/playback/


[TJ: Also for additional help, please use the Video Software Help forum.]



[Tsunami Jones: Edited the title to make it more clear.]
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Postby Mr Pilkington » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:10 pm

Stickey this bad boy 8-)
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Postby Cornwiggle » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:10 pm

Shouldn't this be stickied?
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Postby AthenAltena » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:42 pm

Definately should be stickied.
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Postby Thorblitzer » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:58 pm

If we're going to sticky this, you should probably change the thread name to something like "Having Trouble Playing AMVs?" or "How to Play Video Files on Your Computer" or "How do I play this AMV?" or some such.
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Postby amvwizard » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:06 pm

Stickification
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Postby Mr Pilkington » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:35 pm

amvwizard wrote:Stickification

I heard you can get arrested for that :shock:
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Postby Athena » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:55 pm

zOMG LEGENDARY THREAD!!!

in b4 sticky!

Actually, in all seriousness, we need to start making stickies for all of this stuff. It might not cut down a lot, but I have gotten numers newbies thanking me in PM for my "So You Wanna" sticky. I guess it does work at least some what.
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Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:08 pm

Besides, making threads like this into stickies just makes it easier for us to find when we want to reference someone to it. (I mean, yeah, a lot of folks bookmark threads like this, but it still helps.)
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Re: How do I play this AMV?

Postby Smashyxdied » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:22 pm

sticki em up
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Re: How do I play this AMV?

Postby Enigma » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:29 am

Stickification
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Re: How do I play this AMV?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:20 am

...and it only took 3 years.
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Re: How do I play this AMV?

Postby chidogs » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:01 pm

Maybe this isn't the same thing...when I click or double click on one of my downloaded amvs, I get sent to the video information page. I haven't been here for awhile so do I need to re-download all of my videos? I've watched them before but I can't get them to play now. Thanks.
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Re: How do I play this AMV?

Postby hasteroth » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:15 pm

chidogs wrote:Maybe this isn't the same thing...when I click or double click on one of my downloaded amvs, I get sent to the video information page. I haven't been here for awhile so do I need to re-download all of my videos? I've watched them before but I can't get them to play now. Thanks.


Try right-clicking and checking what the default program for the video's is. Or you could open up your Media Player and load the video straight through that.
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Re: How do I play this AMV?

Postby Corran » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:55 pm

chidogs wrote:Maybe this isn't the same thing...when I click or double click on one of my downloaded amvs, I get sent to the video information page. I haven't been here for awhile so do I need to re-download all of my videos? I've watched them before but I can't get them to play now. Thanks.



The video information page?? Are you downloading the video or the web page for the video? What is the filesize and extension of the file?
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