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Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis


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#1 JacobHall

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:25 PM

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:36 PM

http://image.bayimg.com/oaehfaadi.jpg

That as it is crashed.

I also tried stopping windows media player from thinking its the default program for .avis, it seems to have completely ignored it. :(

Edited by Super Panda, 19 March 2011 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:42 PM

explorer is crashing because you have too many AVIs and it is trying to generate thumbnails for them. Have you installed any codec packs such as K-Lite Codec Pack or something simillar? Make sure you disable video thumbnails so it doesn't crash. You can normally find the option to disable it inside the Start Menu somewhere like for K-Lite Codec Pack, it's in Start Menu > All Programs > K-Lite Codec Pack > Codec Tweak Tool.

Edited by master131, 19 March 2011 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:49 PM

I don't think that the number of files...has anything to do with the crashes.

I have a ton of media files (.avi, .mpeg/.mpg) stored on various partitions in multiple folders exceeding 1TB...I've never known Explorer to crash, regardless of what my view options may be, at the moment.

IMO, chances are that you either a corrupt file in said folder...which can cause the system to freeze/crash, IME...or you have a malware possibility. Especially so if said crashes don't occur on every folder with media files.

FWIW: WMP is the default player for all media files, unless something else is elected as the default. In order to elect a different player...you need to install one. Have you installed an alternate player...and tried to use it on your files?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:49 PM

With standard windows tools you can go to a folder that doesn't crash. Set the view to tiles, then go Tools-Folder Options- View and choose apply to all folders. The only down side is if you want to use thumbnails somewhere else you will have to individually set the other folders.
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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:56 AM

Sorry for the bump,

I found out it was Windows trying to generate a tumbnail for each video at once, and because Explorer was working far too much it crashed. A few others have had this problem around the internet, and it seems to have been fixed within Windows 7, so I am fine now,

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