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Windows Media Player Refuses To Play Avi Files But Plays Others


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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:29 PM

My media player wont play avi files but plays others.

Well I updated to media player 11 since it would not play. Still the same results.

What could be wrong?

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:29 PM

Welcome to BleepingComputer....

What you are going to need is the codecs for Windows XP you can get them at:

http://www.free-codecs.com/index.htm

On the left side manu scroll down to:

CODEC PACKS
XP Codec Pack

Click on the XP Codec pack and download and install then reboot and you should be all set

You might also need the Quicktime for your system also:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

On the left thhere is the free download just take the three check marks out of the boxes and you do not have to put in an email address just clck the download and install

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:32 PM

Have you got DivX on your computer? DivX is one of the best codec packs you can get, they work everytime. :thumbsup:
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#4 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:28 PM

You know I placed several codes on here a while ago. I will try whats said above and see if it works.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:36 PM

You can get the QuickTime Alternative on
http://www.free-codecs.com...

It's much smaller, and doesn't contain what you don't need or want.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:22 AM

You know I placed several codes on here a while ago. I will try whats said above and see if it works.

Perhaps there lies your problem. Having different codeecs can cause conflicts. Which ones do you have?

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:04 AM

I dont know what all I have.

I did just do both of what was said above and it still wont play!
DIVX did not help nor the codec pack for xp.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

do you have this with a specific file or in general. Try to play one and than do the following START RUN and type eventvwr. This will open a screen where you can choose from 3 options (Application System and Security) Please check there for red crosses, selec them them and post the contents here.
Event viewer tut

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:50 AM

just a suggesting, get vlc media player, it's a good player and play a lot of difrent files

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:34 PM

There were no red crosses.

I do have another player that will play them but I dont like it.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 04:49 PM

I had the same problem with AVI files tried this codec and no probs since http://www.codecs.com/download/AC3_Filter.htm
But by the sounds of it you may now have to many codecs on your PC so I would be uninstalling what you dont need. Although this can lead to more problems so tread carefully. Only go through add and remove programs to remove any you dont want.
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:28 PM

Well good news and thanks.
The ac3 worked.
Glad to have it working again.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:20 PM

Ah I new it would......I went through this same problem !
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:39 PM

Great, hope this topic can come up in a online search and help people for years to come.




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