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read and play AVI

Asked by pink
on 19 Jun 2011
I have a problem when playing videos (AVI) on GUI
function aviaxes_OpeningFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles, varargin)
mov = aviread('Shania.avi')
movie(handles.axes1, mov);
??? Error using ==> aviread at 76 Unable to locate decompressor to decompress video stream
Error in ==> aviaxes>aviaxes_OpeningFcn at 54 mov = aviread('Shania.avi')


on 19 Jun 2011
hi david
I want to run avi files on the axes, what function to play the avi on the axes?
Which Windows version are you using, and are you running the 32 bit or 64 bit windows?
on 19 Jun 2011
hi walter
I'm running windows XP2 32 bit

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1 Answer

Answer by Walter Roberson
on 19 Jun 2011
 Accepted Answer

(Note to Windows 64 bit users: most codecs are not available in 64 bit versions, and some common codecs like Indeo5 are not available for Windows 7 at all; however it is reported that R2011b will have a new class that will relieve some of the codec issues.)


on 20 Jun 2011
>> aviinfo('Shania.avi')
ans =
Filename: 'Shaniampg4.avi'
FileSize: 37624982
FileModDate: '20-Jun-2011 14:50:18'
NumFrames: 6174
FramesPerSecond: 25
Width: 352
Height: 240
ImageType: 'truecolor'
VideoCompression: 'DIV3'
Quality: 4.2950e+007
NumColormapEntries: 0
AudioFormat: 'Format # 0x55'
AudioRate: 44100
NumAudioChannels: 2
Can you advise a suitable converter AVI with matlab
That's the MPEG-1 Layer 3 MP3 audio codec, but it appears that it is most often generated by Unix software that produces incorrect audio headers when encoding.
Try the codec at
on 21 Jun 2011
thanks walter

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