Indeo 5 Codecs for Windows 7 64 bit

When I decided to start this blog, I really wanted to focus on the "gems"--those hard-to-find goodies that I or someone could use down the road. Well, I just stumbled on a good link--thanks to "Moondeath"--at that finally helped me solve a problem that stumped me for what seemed like an eternity on Google--about half an hour! (OK, I may have spent a bit more time on this quest with all the dead-ends I tried.)

A little bit of context on this codec scavenger hunt and then I'll get to the link. I had an old LearnKey CBT and decided I wanted to play it on my newly-installed Windows 7 N 64-bit operating system. When I tried to play the CBT, I got an error message saying that vids:IV50 decompressor was not installed. This Indeo video codec is really OLD and is used to running on 32-bit operating systems only. In the midst of my searches, I found a codec installer from Shark007 and another from the venerable K-Lite Megapack (which sounds like a flood of music on a radio station.) These were all useless to me on Win7 64bit. Then, I stumbled upon that board on and on that post from the user with the scary name.

Without further ado, the magic file for anyone that needs this is called codinstl.exe (catchy, huh?) and can be found on this page. Thanks Moondeath and cucusoft!

If anyone finds this post and cucusoft has faded into 'net oblivion, fell free to drop me a comment and I'll see how I can send you the file. Please give me a shout-out if this post is helpful, too. Thanks

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Wroah said...

With this knowledge I was finally able to enable video for good old Civ II on my win7 64 bit system. Thank you very much :)