Trouble playing MP4/X264 Episodes (Kaizoku-Fansubs)
As some of you might already know, Kaizoku Fansubs announced some time ago that they will soon switch from the .avi format to .mp4 format.
Until now, I didn't really care about this, seeing that they still released the last couple of episodes in mp4 as well as in .avi format. I just downloaded the .avi episodes and were able to play them without any trouble.
Now they announced that they soon will make the switch to only .mp4 formats, so I decided to download one of the newer episodes in that format, to see if I'd be able to play these as well.
I got rid of all my old codecs, installed the ones they recommended and made all necessary tweaks. It still won't work. If I try to play the new episodes in my MPC (Media Player Classic), it just gives me this error message:
"Cannot load any source filter"
Anybody got some advice for me on how to solve this issue? I'd really like to continue getting my One Piece fix from KF, since I think they put out the best quality..
Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thx.
If I remember right, mp4 is only a container format. This means that they have a video stream, an audio stream, and abything else they can throw in there, packaged into one file. The x.264 is the video though, and mentioned as it is probably what will give most of their users the most trouble. The x.264 is most likely h.264, which is AVC MPEG4 video stream.
I can see where this is a problem. Although it is a good codec, h.264 is rather new, so the support for it is not yet top notch like xvid or divx. Kind of sad really. Anyway, what codecs did they have you install?
If you wan't my recomendation, I would get rid of all of the codecs they had you install, and download either the latest versions of K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (I think this is the latest, may want to look http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Me...k_download.htm. Also, its up to you, but if you have working versions of quicktime and realplayer, I'd skip the install of real alturnitive and quicktime alturnitive) or the Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP you can get here... http://www.cccp-project.net/).
I use K-Lite personaly, but I hear great things about CCCP. What you are basicly needing right now is ffdShow and the codec x.264. These are the main components to play AVC video. Both of these codec packs include it, as well as any splitters or audio filters that you may need.
Both will also install new versions of Media Player Classic, so get rid of that first as well if you can.
Hope this helps you out. Let me know if there are snags, and I'll do the best I can. I'm a bit new (less than a year) at this stuff as well.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
Hey, thx for the fast and polite answer, I was somewhat half expecting one of these "OMG, you are such a n00b, use google why don't cha?!" replies..
Anyways, I went to their site and they had a guide up on what sb would need in order to play these files.. they asked me to remove all my codecs and dl & install:
Haali's Matroska Splitter (2005/11/25)
ffdshow (2005/12/08 x264.nl)
ffdshow's Settings Registry File (2005/12/14)
VSFilter (ver. 2.36 (with border fix))
which didn't work for me. I tried the CCCP you linked to in your reply and it works just fine for me.. only thing is that it somehow slows my computer down.. alot.
KF stated that this might happen and said something about, how another site recommended at least a 1GHz computer. Well, I got 2GHz and it still slows me down, I have to close all other applications in order to watch the vdo file smoothly.
Anyways, it works now, so thx again for your help.
No problem. Anyone who replies in such a way, I would probably flame the piss out of. Although there are such questions that one could easily find, this is not one of them. There are so many codecs, that it would be easy to get confused. Besides, this is a support section of a fourm. People come for an answer to a question, and such replies should never be givin. At the worst, the answer should just be a link.
Anyway, the h.264 codec is new, like I said. It uses a shitload of processor power as well. I have a 1.5GHz processor that will play them just fine, unless the resolution is over 500xsomething, then it gets choppy. The slowdown is normal. You may want to run a spyware detector if you are worried about it. You can also download this little gem to see what is running in the background. I present to you... Process Explorer, task manager on angel dust (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilitie...sExplorer.html)
You can also get the startup control pannel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml), which is a bit dated and doesn't detect everything that starts up, which will allow you to turn off certian things so they don't take up ram when you start your computer.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
What are the specs of your PC?