Opening AVIs with wine

Pouech Eric DMI AEI CAEN pouech-eric at
Wed Apr 9 11:31:03 CDT 2003

> However when I try and open or play back an AVI file, I get no output.
> I have searched the Web and found on winehq that video for windows is at a 30%
> complete state. Is this true?
> Changing msvfw32 to native in the config did not help.
> Please can someone tell me if it is possible for a wine application
> to open an avi file (or better yet use video for windows codecs).
in generic terms yes.
however, avi is an enveloppe to store video files, but the compression used can vary from file to file
so, you need the specific decompressor to handle a given type of file
normally, wine is ready (under the MCI and the msvfw32 interfaces at least) to play AVI files
however, to get further with your issue, we need to know :
1/ which interface your program actually uses (MCI, msvfw, directx...)
2/ which codecs are installed and configured under wine
3/ the type of compressor used for your file
(btw, does changing the avi file to play changes also what is output - or not output in your case)


More information about the wine-devel mailing list