Media Player Closes when I try to play AVI / Xvid files?

I need some help here! When ever I try to play an AVI or XVid file, my Windows Media Player 11 gives me the “Has encountered an error & must close” notice. This is very frustrating! Is there anything that can be done? For some reason I cant even restore my computer to an earlier date!

I’ve downloaded the files thru a bit torrent, they were from aXXo, the files used to work great, then all of a sudden I can’t open / access the files?

Please Help! reply

10-02-2007 06:23 PM
1 posts

The same thing i have been facing all of a sudden.
Can anybody help us reply

10-06-2007 04:58 AM

I had the same problem today, it was fixed when I installed ffdshow:

It’s some sort of multi-codec. reply

10-06-2007 11:22 AM

Yes, thanx a lot dude Morgu, ffdshow really works now for playing all types of avi files in my wmp11,...but for the link u gave does not work, i got it from n installed it.
Once again thanx a lot. reply

02-02-2008 04:10 PM

Thanks a lot Morgu, ffdshow fix my problem, now all avi files are playing with windows media player... i got it from Thanks again dude. reply

02-14-2009 09:48 AM

What if Windows Media Player won’t play AVI files- Solutions:

1. Install AVI codec to play AVI files

2. Play AVI videos in Windows with VLC

3. Convert AVI to Window Media Player friendly video formats with Brorsoft Video Converter or Handbrake.

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