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video codecs problem?

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#1 Redcat 7

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:17 PM

Hey all, I am having trouble getting media players to play avi files. I am running XP home SP3. I have recently had to replace my HHD. I used the windows disk for a fresh install, all went well. Next I put all of my programs and apps. back onto the new drive . WMP 10 and VLC player refuse to playback the video portion of the avi, sound plays OK. I have tried downloading K-Lite codec pack, but still no joy. Before the drive died everything was running well. I am unable to run the old drive to see what I have missed or forgotten. Any help with this (what I hope is a minor setback) would be great.
Thanks for your time and efforts.

Edited by hamluis, 06 November 2010 - 07:36 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Audio and Video ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:51 PM

I doubt, you have codecs problem, because VLC has all codecs built in and it'll play almost any video file, especially AVI.
You must have some other problem.

Did you try different AVI files?
Do you have problem with playing regular video DVD?
Do you have any problems with video on the internet?
Any errors in Device Manager?

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