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Can't play .avi files anymore


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nick1127

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I downloaded a video in avi format yesterday and I converted it to DVD format so I could burn it.. And that's all fine and all, conversion worked. But now today for some reason when I try to play any .avi file I have it won't play, but .mpg's and wmv's will. Anyone have any suggestions? This forum has done wonders for my computer in the past.
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modernsavage

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Download a copy of Media Player Classic and see if it plays your AVI file. It's smaller than Windows Media Player and I find it plays movie files better. You might also want to try installing the latest DIVX drivers and player http://www.divx.com/divx/play/
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I already use Media Player Classic.

Once I click the avi file it opens the player then says "Media player class has encountered a problem and needs to close"
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I just reinstalled K Lite Codec pack (which was what I had) and now I can play them again. thank the baby jesus

That's all for now then comrades in computer fixing.. I'll surely be back whenever my computer endeavors lead me into trouble.

Edited by nick1127, 02 January 2006 - 02:59 PM.

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just download vlc, it plays everything. no need for extra codecs and its free

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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just download vlc, it plays everything. no need for extra codecs and its free

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/



That vlc is good. It can't play wmv files which require a license from the internet but then neither can Media Player Classic. Also when you the position the tracker bar the image distorts for a second but other than that it very good.
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Its quite good but i prefer using winamp for all my needs ive never had a bother with it unlike the rest which always wanted for some kind of tweaking or codec.
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That vlc is good. It can't play wmv files which require a license from the internet but then neither can Media Player Classic.


um.. I'm pretty sure you can play wmv files on media player classic.
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um.. I'm pretty sure you can play wmv files on media player classic.


You can play wmv files but not the ones which require a license. It doesn't prompt to retrieve the license like the Microsoft Windows Media Player.
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Under the normal circumstance, WMP can play AVI files. However, if the AVI files are corrupt or with the video codec that cannot be recognized by Windows Media Player, you will fail to open let alone to play AVI files in Windows Media Player.

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