Posted 02 July 2009 - 08:36 PM
As far as your memory usage for the programs, i think i should let hamluis handle that, but as far as the explorer crashing when opening up video folder, i have had the issue before.
Apparently it has something to do with codecs and video headers and such. A work around is that if you dont care about video files having thumbnails, you can turn them off. if i remember correctly you have to unregister the shellmedia dll, so it would be
In a run box, type "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" without the quotes.
If this does not fix the problem, you can always turn the thumbnails back on by typing "regsvr32 shmedia.dll" without the quotes
Also, the directshow decoder bundled with the divx codec pack can cause this type of crash. People have been successful in resolving a similiar issue by removing the divx codec pack and using a alternative codec pack like k-lite or ffdshow.
Hope this helps