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AVI Windows Explorer Crashes

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Well up until about a week ago I have been getting Windows Explorer crashes when opening .AVI file types. I've been looking all over the place trying to figure out how to solve this issue and it seems to come down to two things: either I need to update my video codecs (which i have) or I need to modify certain registry keys and I'm not even going to mess with that becuase I don't want to make things any worse then they alrady are. So anyway,, I'm pretty stumped at this point, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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As this artilce explains, just because it ends in .avi doesn't mean your system has the resources to open it:

I suggest that you use Open with.. and then select a more robust player.
VLC is highly regarded: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
And GOM says that it will go out and find whatever you need for the file:

Explorer.exe does have trouble with video files, especially when set to display as thumbnails.
Better plan is to just list all video files as 'Details."

Edited by 1101doc, 05 October 2007 - 08:38 PM.

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