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I've been watching my favorite anime on-line and when I went to the next episode there was no sound on windows media player

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http://forums.narutofan.com/showthread.php?t=357491

started with episode 92

When I first started to watch this anime there was sound and no picture; however, it directed me to download a plug-in. This time it isn't directing me to a plug-in.

I also tried realplayer and it says I need a plug-in; however, when I go to download a plug-in for this I can't find it.

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There's no way to see what it's encoded as without downloading the ep.

It does say you need Xvid..so make sure you have that codec downloaded and installed. You can also check under Play > Audio and Lang Tracks to see if there's an alternate audio track in Windows Media Player.

VLC Media Player can also play these files. Real can't.

If you still can't get it to work, you should ask on that forum as they're hosting the files & know how to play them.
 

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I looked at the file (didn't download it all, just like first megabyte) and it's an AVI with video encoded in Xvid (fourcc (four character code) XVID) and audio encoded in AAC (tag number FF).
If you want to play the file in Windows Media Player, you have tons of options. For video, you can download Xvid (http://www.koepi.info for Koepi's build), DivX (http://www.divx.com), 3ivx (http://www.3ivx.com), or ffdshow-tryouts (http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/ - has tons of other codecs bundled too - make sure you enable MPEG-4 decoding - you can disable everything else if you don't care for it). For AAC audio you can also use 3ivx (30-day trial though - not sure if audio works after 30 days), or ffdshow-tryouts (enable AAC encoding in audio setup).
If you don't mind an alternate player, try VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org). A very clean and powerful media player with tons of built-in decoders.
 

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Thank you for the answers.

I actually have VCL meida player and couldn't get it to play on it.

And I did post to that site about not being able to get the sound; however, no one got back to me on it.

I didn't know about language tracks - so thank you for the information.

I think I will be downloading the Xvid from one of the list.

Thank you so very much - everyone.
 

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I downloaded Xvid and DivX and I now have sound (Japanese) but no subtitles anymore. Any ideas.

It will not open for me in VLC media player. I go to open and click on VLC media player and can't get it to play.

I tried the lang tracks and only default, which I filled out for English - US.

Any ideas on how to get the subtitles back?

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With subbed anime, you only get subtitles if a *.srt file accompanies it, or if they're hard-subbed onto the video track itself. If you don't see them, check for the *.srt file, or ask the original uploader if there's another procedure to get the subtitles.
 

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I don't know much about computers and don't know what or how to find the *.srt file.
I did try to use the enabling subs and it made the sound go away and so I reloaded the program and now it refuses to play on media player.
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The .srt file would be a file with the same name as the video, with a .srt extension. Its a text file that video players can read to supply the subtitles.

Its very possible that this episode does not have an accompanying subtitle track.

Try googling "naruto episode 92 srt" and download a subtitle track for the episode. Make sure the video and the srt file have the same name (but different extensions of course!) and viola, problem fixed.

Or you could like I did and just learn japanese ;-)
 

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I redownloaded VCL media player as mine was quite old.

I finally this morning got a reply from someone saying at the anime groups saying that they use Windows Media Player with ccp{community codec pack} that I can find at
http://www.cccp-project.net/

However, I don't know if that's a safe download or not. Does anyone know? Thank you for any information on this.

I tried to uninstall both the DivX and Xvid to try to reinstall and they won't uninstall the normal way. I think I've uninstalled Xvid totally; however, not sure about DivX as still files for both on computer. (DivX there's no uninstall on add/remove - but tried with the uninstaller on the programs - but still lots of files let behind).

I've not tried to watch again as just got on the computer and waiting for it to download.

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It's VLC (VideoLan Client), not VCL.
Which version of DivX were you using? I know it's pretty elaborate now (DivX codec, DivX Plus DirectShow filters, DivX Player etc...). If you want to uninstall everything, the right way would be to go into the start menu, and pick uninstall DivX bundle. If you have other codec packs on your hard drive, it might be included with them, making uninstallation a different procedure.
The CCCP codec pack is probably one of the more stable codec packs out there, so it's fairly safe to try.
 

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Thank you so much for the information.

Actually, I did try with the uninstall bundle when I had posted; however, that left a lot of files on programs in elsewhere.

I had versions 9.2 of VLC and uninstalled and installed the newest version and now it works well.

I'm glad to know that CCCP codec pack is safe to download.

Thank you everyone for your help.
 
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