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Question about format video format. I making a machina and I recorded Bioshock using Fraps and it uses .avi format only. When I watch it(avi) on my PC its fine. However, when I watch it on other PC's it only gives me sound and no video. I have tried to view it in different software from aftereffects, VLC, window, Preiemere, real player and other video viewing format and no luck. However, when I convert it to QuickTime its fine. My question is why isn’t my avi format works on other PC computers?

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Question about format video format. I making a machina and I recorded Bioshock using Fraps and it uses .avi format only. When I watch it(avi) on my PC its fine. However, when I watch it on other PC's it only gives me sound and no video. I have tried to view it in different software from aftereffects, VLC, window, Preiemere, real player and other video viewing format and no luck. However, when I convert it to QuickTime its fine. My question is why isn’t my avi format works on other PC computers?

What Codec (compression) was it recorded with? Try converting it or doing a FOURCC changer on it to force it to use something like xvid or divx and make sure the other pc's have the same codec to watch it.

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Hi,

I've just read a bit of the fraps FAQ, having never used fraps.  http://www.fraps.com/faq.php

They say that the codec required for playback is installed when you install fraps.  That is why when you converted to quicktime and the other machine had quicktime it played without a problem.

So by installing fraps on the other machine it will then play the avi.  However like previously suggested and done I recommend converting to another codec.

Regards

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AVI is just a container format.  It holds video, but it is not a video format.  This is why the media player can know about the sound but not the video.  OGM is another, superior container format, though not as widely supported (I'm looking at you, Windows Media Player).

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