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SilentDeath

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Hi everyone. For some odd reason, when I open up a folder with videos in it(might be some other reason) everything dissapears, then reapears, and the folder that was opened is gone.
Only thing i've tried was restarting my computer a couple of times. I don't know what else to do.
If someone can, can you help me out?

Edit: If this helps... It only does it when I select the file. I have a folder with .wmv's and it doesnt happen with them. It happens with .avi's. And sometimes when I try to rightclick the file, Everything pretty much freezes.

Edited by SilentDeath, 21 January 2007 - 04:00 AM.

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Hi SilentDeath! Welcome to G2G!

Windows XP Explorer has a 'feature' to provide a preview in the Details box on the left of the file you have selected, if itís supported. Image files, HTML pages, video clips, MP3s, etc are all previewed (even with the folder view open).

If you have a large movie clip and it either is corrupt (ie. no index from a partial download) or it uses an unsupported codec, then Explorer tries to load the whole file. This can slow your computer a lot and prevent deleting/renaming/moving/etc the file until itís finished.

Simply do the following:
  • Go to START-->RUN and type regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll and hit ENTER.
  • A window will pop up saying that the file has been unregistered successfully. (If you don't receive this window, or the window gives an error, then please post that in your reply.)
  • Reboot your computer and see if the problem persists.
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Thank you very much!
I did what you told me to do, a pop up said the file has been unregistered successfully and now my problem has been solved!
Thank you once again! ^^
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Hmmm.... Well... I use WinAVI to convert my avi's to wmv's for my zune. And when I try to open up the file within a second it closes.
Same thing happens when I try to open it up with windows media player.
Can I get help again? ^^
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If it doesn't happen to all your wmv files, then most likely the file was converted incorreclty, which would mean that the WinAVI file corrupted the wmv it made when it converted the AVI file. Only thing I can suggest is for you to try a different piece of software to convert the AVI files to wmv and see if the same problem persists.

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I tried using SUPER and the cucusoft trial and SUPER gave me an error saying it was currupted or somthing and cucusoft just closed.
I tried playing most of the avi's I had on my computer with windows media player and then it just closes. Some videos like these short ones I recorded played on it with no problem. But its the long ones like movies or TV shows that dont work.

Then I tried playing the avi's that didn't work on VLC media player and then I got a pop up that said "This AVI file is broken. Seeking will not work correctly. Do you want to try to repair it(this might take a long time) ?" I clicked Yes and it started to play.

I also can not sync files on my zune with the zune software. Then getting an error that says the file might be corrupted. I am currently converting the file and syncing it on my zune using my moms computer with no problems.

Edited by SilentDeath, 21 January 2007 - 07:21 PM.

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This seems more like a software program problem rather then a Windows one. I suggest you start a new topic in the Applications Forum.

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Oh alright, thanks for my first problem too.
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