Codec packs. What are they? Do I need them?

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popcornforall
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Codec packs. What are they? Do I need them?

Post by popcornforall » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:24 pm

Trying to understand... several say I need some Codec pack when i DL on my Mac. Is this a real thing or a virus, etc?

popcorn-time
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Re: Codec packs. What are they? Do I need them?

Post by popcorn-time » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:45 am

Hi man, apologies for taking some time to get back to you... Please disregard the MSG asking you to download codecs, it should be there and could be some kind of scam.

Please let us know here which movies are asking for this and we'll make sure to replace the torrent.

Saffyre100
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Re: Codec packs. What are they? Do I need them?

Post by Saffyre100 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:58 am

Unfriended; Terminator 5; are some of the movies showing this. I'm using your most recent app (2.7.2) on Android (5.0) and the mentioned movies only play audio and shows a message to go to a certain website for the codec needed to watch the movie. :( Apparently it's not just certain platforms. Please remove or replace these faulty torrents. Thanks in advance. :)

rodi777
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xvid codec

Post by rodi777 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:35 pm

i tried to watch inside out and it tells me that xvid video codec may be required to view video what should i do?

davybhoy1888
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Re: xvid codec

Post by davybhoy1888 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:17 pm

rodi777 wrote:i tried to watch inside out and it tells me that xvid video codec may be required to view video what should i do?

Same thing happened to me friend and i dont know where to download the codecs

smartinez333
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Re: xvid codec

Post by smartinez333 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:41 pm

I am running version 2.7.2 and downloaded Southpaw and Trainwreck. Both movies had that xvid codec message/screen on for the entire length of the movie. It says to read the "Read Me" file and the file gives bogus links. Total waste of time and usage. I don't think it is Popcorn Time's fault. It's just a scam torrent link.

art90291
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Re: xvid codec

Post by art90291 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:46 pm

Same thing here..tried watching (minions/trainwreck) and got the same screen about xvid codex
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lhaf_art
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Re: xvid codec

Post by lhaf_art » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:02 am

Downloaded minions and got the same problem though it's my first try with popcorn time :|

andrewgblackwell
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minions

Post by andrewgblackwell » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:32 pm

I'm a phone user on lollipop using latest version of your app. Downloaded minions just to be redirected to a codec site you have to join to get codec for play the film.

andrewgblackwell
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Re: xvid codec

Post by andrewgblackwell » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:42 pm

Minions and ant man are saying the same

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