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Fabrux
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Its easier than you'd think. [Razz] And no, I don't do it often.

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PsyLiam
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It's still really, really dangerous though. Is talking on a mobile illegal while driving over there yet?

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Fabrux
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In my province neither texting nor talking on the phone while driving is illegal yet, I don't think. Although I pull over when someone calls.

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Jason Abbadon
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quote:
Originally posted by Reverend:
^That is exactly why I plug in my mp3 player on public transport. Audio books work best at blocking out random chatter as you have to actually pay attention, whereas music is just background noise you use to drown it out through sheer volume.

Mine was a fairly long commute so I went through a lot of books in a fairly short space of time. I think I got through all 30 odd Discworld books in just over 5 weeks!

You and I think alike- my tiny Scandisk is all that saves me- I have several dresden Files books and the entire Radiolab catalogue.
I've got about an hour each way a couple of times a week.
In South Florida most of the chatter is in creole or spanish- which seems louder somehow- maybe they're just passionate people riding the bus. [Wink]

Are you downloading the books from someplace in particular?

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Teh PW
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*drags the topic, slightly off target*

Problem: the PW has many .avi files but his laptop Windows Media player doesn't have the codex for those movies.
Task: Where can the PW find the codex for WMP to play with visuals for .avi files?

you may return to what ever you were masturbating to... [Big Grin]

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Axeman 3D
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Go download and run the K-Lite codec pack. It has the popular codecs you'll need for 99% of applications.

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Reverend
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And if that doesn't work, the Combined Community Codec Pack should.

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Teh PW
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*nods* i'll do it when im back home in May. its nice to have intranets here via the USO but it's still too small for real DLing...

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Teh PW
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DLed the K-lite (full), Ax [Big Grin] weeeeeee, Macross frontier in view agains!

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PsyLiam
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As a clarifying point, avi isn't really a "codec" as such, but a wrapper for something else. I think. Someone else could explain that better.

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Axeman 3D
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Would explaining logical layers help get his movie working?

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Or just download "The KMPlayer", which is little known but badass. It works much like old versions of WMP but has all the codecs onboard, and they're good, too . . . to the point that on an old machine of mine where the CCCP or K-Lite codecs would still bog down on HD files the codecs for The KMPlayer would just play them effortlessly.

And you can reset the commands to do whatever you want, from frame-by-frame jog with the mouse wheel to whatever else you want. After dealing with professional-grade products that don't have frame-by-frame I found it entirely refreshing, and now will use nothing else.

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Reverend
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For fun today as I'm pretty sure my graphics card has given up the ghost, but I hereby submit the facts to you lot for a collective second opinion.
Basically, when I try and reboot, I get a long beep and two short (which my MB manual says means "monitor or graphics card error") and surprise, surprise, there's no signal on either the monitor or the TV (which is liked via a VGA lead.) The PC is defiantly booting properly as I can hear the windows start-up sounds from the speakers and the monitor itself seams to know the difference between this and having the cable unplugged from the card (yes I checked all the connections.) I also removed and remounted the RAM and graphics card, the latter, as I discovered had it's fan CAKED is dust (the damn thing faces down so I couldn't really see the state it was in until after I'd taken it off.) I carefully cleaned up the fan and heatsink but still beeping and no video.

Anyone have any bright ideas, or do I need to go graphics card shopping? Actually, now that I think about it, I did notice some weird graphics problems while playing ME2 the other day; purple...stuff at the edge of the screen, more frequent crashes where before it had been pretty damn stable. Yeah, I think it's cooked...

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Jason Abbadon
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Go shopping- upgrade now and save the trouble in a couple of years...maybe make a monthly check of your computer's fan.

I also have problems- I'm not online at home right now and some shit was on a USB I save stuff on at work -some dumb bunny had one of our computers crawling with bugs thanks to her music which she had on the harddrive and it went from my USB to my desktop.
I cant update my antivirus stuff because I'm not online and it's an annoying pop-up saying "missing shortcut" whenever I use the CD or USB slots.

sigh...I guess it the old "re-install" gag for me...

Hmm...can I put Spybot or something on a USB and install it on my PC from there?

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Da_bang80
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You can run a lot of programs directly off a USB drive. I keep some diagnostic programs on mine just for that very reason. AVG, Spybot, Adaware, The Ultimate Troubleshooter to name a few.

Rev, ya that sounds like your graphics cards is bricked. ME2 makes my pair of 4890's run pretty warm, not as bad as crysis or the MWLL mod though.

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