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Again, no matter if any codec can decode H.26 video streams if that codec is not registered onto the "H264" FourCC in the Windows registry! I think this is one of the major problems why you can't play the video with any media player: it tries to open the file, with the help of the registered codec, but finds none, so it displays "unknown format" or similar and gives up. However, if a media player - notably MPlayer - uses its own database or codec registration system then it may be able to find the correct decoder for such streams...

As for ffdshow, the link I wrote above does give you a quite recent download, even if the main page, http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow/ , is damn old, for some weird reason... (Erm, 2006 September? Do those web pages come from the future?! )
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