[READ ME FIRST] How do I get this fansub (AVI/MKV/MP4) to play?
How do I get this fansub to play?
You have probably come to this forum because one of the files you downloaded and found through AnimeSuki didn't play right or didn't even play at all on your computer. The purpose of this thread is to give you some quick pointers on how to solve that problem!
Without getting into any details or any kind of troubleshooting, the following suggestions will likely solve your problem pretty quickly:
What's this file? How do I play it?
Most of you are familiar with video files in AVI format. But recently various other kinds of video files have become popular with fansub groups, such as:
A special note on the MP4 format: as at the time of writing QuickTime's implementation of the MP4 format (and required codecs) is a little outdated, it's not recommended to use QuickTime to play MP4 files! Use CCCP and the included video players instead.
A word about VLC
VLC (VideoLan Player) is a nice video player which is popular because you don't need to install any extra codecs. However you should be aware that:
But I have a Mac!
See this thread for constantly updated solutions to playing fansubs on your Apple computer.
And what about Linux?
See this thread and/or this post for guides on installing mplayer on Linux (and other varations of Unix).
I still have problems
If you still have problems after reading through and following the tips in this short guide, you can post a thread in this forum and ask for help. But when you do that, please make sure to include the following info:
Notice! Asking for help for playing licensed anime, anime DVD rips or any other illegal material is not allowed!
The general rule is: if you can find it on AnimeSuki, feel free to ask for playback help about it in this forum.
The following list are the threads that were "stickied" in the Playback Help forum until 2006/08/06. The reason for "unsticking" them is that some of them are highly outdated, and also having so many sticky threads was confusing.
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