These errors can occur for a number of reasons. Here are the three most common causes, with workarounds provided for each:
1. Windows Media Player does not allow you to play Indeo 5 AVI-files from a remote network location.
Microsoft recently added this restriction. If you attempt to play the AVI-file directly from the internet or from a mapped network drive, you will receive the error.
To work around this issue, copy your AVI-file to a local hard disk before attempting playback.
2. The Indeo 5 codec is not installed on your system.
Microsoft did not include the Indeo codecs for Windows Media Player with Windows XP Service Pack 1.
You can purchase the Indeo codecs separately from Ligos Corporation
3. The Indeo 5 codec is not supported by your movie player.
To work around this issue, use a different compression method when creating your AVI-files.
For a list of codecs supported by Windows Media Player and QuickTime Player, please view the documentation for the specific players. The following links may be helpful in answering questions related to codec support: