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The Typer

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#1 11 years ago

I have asked a few people about this before, but I guess I will ask the rest of you now. When I load up any, that means any game on Steam, excluding mods with homemade introduction videos, the valve video is replaced with white lines that appear diagonal on the screen. Small black lines are in between each large white line. And at the top a few small words are there.

The people I asked help for told me to get some codecs or codec packages. I tried the ones they said to try, and nothing works. I'll put the words up in a little bit, I need to go write them down. Is this truly a codec problem? If it is, please let me know which codecs to put on my PC.

Edit: The words at the top say, "Video not available, cannot find 'vids:cvid' decompressor." Without the start and end quotes, but the ones in the middle are there.

Thank you.




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#2 11 years ago

I bet you already tried the divX codec? Plus, you can also try to use Realplayer Alternative




The Typer

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#3 11 years ago

No dice on either. I never even thought about Divx, I was looking at stuff from Microsoft.




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#4 11 years ago

Strange, I had a similar problem except I didn't see any white lines. The video just turns black while the little song plays and then the game menu loads up correctly. I don't have any error message like you do though, justincase, just a black screen. And it seems to happen sporadically so I don't know what the deal is. I too have the divx codec and it does not fix it. I wonder if this is a problem with one of Valve's updates, since it wasn't always like this. Thanks for bringing this up, I wasn't sure if anyone else had this problem.




The Typer

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#5 11 years ago

In one of Fakefactory's mods, in the manual, it said if you get white lines in the opening video to go out and get the Windows Media V9 Codec. But I tried V4.0 of the mod and the video works fine. In 2.32 I get the video as well. I just finished playing through 3.0, and I never got a video running, just the white lines and the valve song. Is there a video for 3.0?

Also, can you press the escape button and skip the black screen sometimes? I can with the white lines most of the time. I miss that video strange enough.




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#6 11 years ago

No, for some reason I cannot skip the black screen. You're right, for some reason I miss it.