can w7 64 bit use 32 bit WMP codecs?

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Mike S, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S Guest

    I have a program that creates AVI files out of jpgs or bmps. It is a 32
    bit program and works great on XP 32 bit, using the Windows Media Player
    codec. When it is run on 64 bit W7 it doesn't see the Media Player
    codec. I'm wondering if it's possible to install the 32 bit codec files
    so the program can use them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
    Mike S, Mar 20, 2012
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  2. Mike S

    Yousuf Khan Guest

    On 20/03/2012 5:00 PM, Mike S wrote:
    > I have a program that creates AVI files out of jpgs or bmps. It is a 32
    > bit program and works great on XP 32 bit, using the Windows Media Player
    > codec. When it is run on 64 bit W7 it doesn't see the Media Player
    > codec. I'm wondering if it's possible to install the 32 bit codec files
    > so the program can use them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    According to this:
    Codecs: frequently asked questions
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Codecs-frequently-asked-questions

    "Codecs can be written for 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. If you
    are running a 64-bit version of Windows, you need to install 64-bit
    codecs. If you install a 32-bit codec on a 64-bit operating system, for
    example, the Player might not be able to play any files that require
    that codec."
     
    Yousuf Khan, Mar 21, 2012
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    Rob Guest

    On 20/03/2012 21:00, Mike S wrote:
    > I have a program that creates AVI files out of jpgs or bmps. It is a 32
    > bit program and works great on XP 32 bit, using the Windows Media Player
    > codec. When it is run on 64 bit W7 it doesn't see the Media Player
    > codec. I'm wondering if it's possible to install the 32 bit codec files
    > so the program can use them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Do you mean it uses something like the Windows Media Video v9
    (mpeg4) codec?
    If so, try using another mpeg4 codec that your program (which is what?)
    can see when it is running under Win7x64.
    If it can't use any mpeg4 codecs under Windows 7x64, then you could
    encode to AVI using uncompressed, then use a Windows 7x64 compatible
    tool (like Microsoft's own free Expression 4) to transcode that
    uncompressed AVI to a suitable format.

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24601

    Like Yousuf said, you may run into issues if you register an old
    32-bit codec in 7x64 (but I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong!)

    HTH
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    Rob
     
    Rob, Mar 21, 2012
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  4. Mike S

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:03:41 +0000, Rob <>
    wrote:

    >On 20/03/2012 21:00, Mike S wrote:
    >> I have a program that creates AVI files out of jpgs or bmps. It is a 32
    >> bit program and works great on XP 32 bit, using the Windows Media Player
    >> codec. When it is run on 64 bit W7 it doesn't see the Media Player
    >> codec. I'm wondering if it's possible to install the 32 bit codec files
    >> so the program can use them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    >
    >Do you mean it uses something like the Windows Media Video v9
    >(mpeg4) codec?
    >If so, try using another mpeg4 codec that your program (which is what?)
    >can see when it is running under Win7x64.
    >If it can't use any mpeg4 codecs under Windows 7x64, then you could
    >encode to AVI using uncompressed, then use a Windows 7x64 compatible
    >tool (like Microsoft's own free Expression 4) to transcode that
    >uncompressed AVI to a suitable format.
    >
    >http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24601
    >
    >Like Yousuf said, you may run into issues if you register an old
    >32-bit codec in 7x64 (but I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong!)


    This looks like a link to the same program, Expression 4, but SP2
    instead of SP1.

    <http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27870>


    --

    Char Jackson
     
    Char Jackson, Mar 21, 2012
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  5. Mike S

    Mike S Guest

    On 3/21/2012 12:47 PM, Char Jackson wrote:
    > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:03:41 +0000, Rob<>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 20/03/2012 21:00, Mike S wrote:
    >>> I have a program that creates AVI files out of jpgs or bmps. It is a 32
    >>> bit program and works great on XP 32 bit, using the Windows Media Player
    >>> codec. When it is run on 64 bit W7 it doesn't see the Media Player
    >>> codec. I'm wondering if it's possible to install the 32 bit codec files
    >>> so the program can use them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    >>
    >> Do you mean it uses something like the Windows Media Video v9
    >> (mpeg4) codec?
    >> If so, try using another mpeg4 codec that your program (which is what?)
    >> can see when it is running under Win7x64.
    >> If it can't use any mpeg4 codecs under Windows 7x64, then you could
    >> encode to AVI using uncompressed, then use a Windows 7x64 compatible
    >> tool (like Microsoft's own free Expression 4) to transcode that
    >> uncompressed AVI to a suitable format.
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24601
    >>
    >> Like Yousuf said, you may run into issues if you register an old
    >> 32-bit codec in 7x64 (but I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong!)

    >
    > This looks like a link to the same program, Expression 4, but SP2
    > instead of SP1.
    >
    > <http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27870>


    I don't want to cause a player problem it looks like an Xvid codec is
    working fine. Thanks to everyone who posted.
     
    Mike S, Mar 22, 2012
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