For many anime you will need a proper codec. That's why we you should visit http://www.doom9.org and check if you got all the important codecs. Also there are many nice Media Players like the BS Player or other tools. If you don't know how to play .ogm files which will be really popular in the near future, because of the excellent quality check out the text below.

Filetype OGM infomation

Okay what we have here is all you should need to play OGM releases on your
average Windows system. All these should be open source and have linux
equivalents, but we assume if you use Linux, you're capable of finding these
yourself. Reports are mplayer should pretty much do all of this on it's own
anyway; your flavour may vary.

We typically encode in XviD video, Ogg Vorbis audio, encased in the new Ogg
Media OGM format, with soft-encoded subtitles muxed in .srt (Subrip) format.
In short, the subtitles can be switched on and off, with possible multiple
audio tracks/sub tracks, so you can have sub/dub in the same file with little
overhead. Even multiple dub/sub languages.

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For this rather neat way of doing things, you'll need one or two items you may
not already have.

First of all, the Ogg DirectShow Filters: OggDS0991.exe

These are required to be able to play OGM files, it should also include
the audio codec for Ogg Vorbis files. Once installed, associate .ogm
files with your media player of choice (usually Windows Media Player 6.4
- if you're using 98 or above you'll have it. Check for a
"Program Files\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe") and you'll be sorted.

Next up, the XviD video codec: XviD_Install.exe

Many of you will already have this, but it might be worth checking you
have the current version. This is an open source MPEG-4 alternative to
DivX and is becoming a bit of an encoders choice codec. Simply install,
and all XviD encoded goodness (in AVI or OGM) shall be yours.

Finally, the directshow subtitle layer: VobSub_2.18.exe

You'll need this filter to be able to play subtitles with our releases
(it's possible that ffdshow can also play them), and this will all be
transparent, as soon as you open the file, the subs should simply be
there no matter what player you use, (so long as it uses DirectShow
anyway. Video For Windows is on the way out, so it's rare to find a
player based purely on it)

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How to select different audio tracks/subs!

Assuming you're using the above tools, when playing your videos, you'll see the
green arrow appear in your system tray, this means DirectVobSub is running.
While designed purely for subtitles, it has a nice handy feature of letting you
pick language for both sub streams and audio streams effortlessly. Right click
on the arrow, and pick away.

Windows Media Player 6.4 also has a Language option on the right click menu,
this may or may not work depending on your system however.

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Ask in #otaku-anime on aniverse if you have problems and the troubleshooter below fails
to help.


Q) "I havnt instlled NE files and it dont work"

A) Well, try installing them then. I'm surprised we still get this.

Q) Media player quits as soon as the file opens!

A) You have an old version of XviD there my friend, use the one in this
pack or grab a new one from the links at the end of this file.

Q) There's no video!

A) Try reinstalling the XviD codec again, or grab a newer version

Q) It's all upside down!

A) That.. shouldn't happen. Make sure you don't have ffdshow running, or
if you do, tell it to flip the picture back. This happens because of a
confusion in the overlay process. If you're using Sasami2k, press
CTRL+F11 to flip the picture up the other way, or playing with overlay
and error correction options can help too.

Q) I've installed them all, but no subs appear!

A) Okay, check for signs of a green arrow that appears in your system
tray (the lower right part of the start bar, with the clock). If one
appears when you play the video, right click on it and see if any
options there strike you as being wrong. Often "hide subtitles" is
selected, or similar. You may need to double click and enter the full
properties dialog box.

If no green arrow, then either DirectVobSub (the part of VobSub used for
playback) isn't installed correctly, or isn't detecting that it's
presence is required. You can try reinstalling it, or if you have a
start menu option for it, open it's config dialog, and tell it to NOT
"only show forced subtitles"

Remember to stop and restart the video on each change if it appears to
have no effect, or better yet, exit your media player and open the file

Q) Oh, I forgot to mention VobSub didn't install, could that be the problem?

A) Funnily enough, yes. If something doesn't install, it's not likely to
work very well. You probably got a "cannot replace file" or something
error, this is because you have an old version installed. Even if you've
never heard of it before, which is probably because you've installed some
version of the Nimo codec pack, which we would really advise against doing
Rebooting and deleting the files manually then installing again usually
helps. As a general rule: Do NOT install Nimo. For any short term problems
it solves, it creates a dozen long term ones.

Q) Um.. I'm getting the subtitles two or three times on the same screen now

A) Because softsubs were a relatively unused idea until recently,
various things have support for them but you won't often know it.
Sasami2k, Windows Media Player, FFDShow and DVobSub are all capable of
playing certain subtitle formats. WMP will stick them in a black box
below the video, Sasami will stick them on top of everything, while
FFDShow and DVS will add them earlier on in the process. Check which of
these you may be using, and we recommend you only leave DVS with subs
enabled. In WMP the option is called "Show Captions".

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Links for the files should newer versions arise:


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