Windows Media Player crashes when opening avi files

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10-10-2005 06:51 AM
RG

I’m running 2 PCs, on on XP and one on 2000.

Recently when I try to open certain avi files, or even click on them and a preview window opens, I get an error message and either WMP or explorer crashes.

I’m assuming this is codec related, but I’m pretty sure I’m up to date with codecs.

Anyone help? reply

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10-10-2005 09:35 AM
AJU

Hello ,

visit
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

use this tool to verify for the particular avi whether the required video codec is present or not.

If not solve , try to send the file if possible so that i can further look into it...

Bye

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10-17-2005 06:58 AM
RG

This seems particularly to affect xvid files.

I’m running 2000 SP4.

Let me know how I could send you a problem file and I’ll do so. reply

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11-25-2005 11:26 AM
zero_bit

on windows xp home edition
im having that problem to, my whole pc freezes and i need to reset it :( i tried to open it with windown media play and winamp, and they have the same problem :( reply

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11-25-2005 06:12 PM
topcat139

google avi preview fix.
This is a windows problem. The preview aspect of windows causes explorer to either lock or crash. Shutting down the avi preview ability in windows will free the file up. And yes it doesn’t have to affect all avi types. Could be only one type.
Hey it’s M$, what can you do?

luck,

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12-04-2005 02:13 PM
mel
3 posts

go to k-lite.com download it and you will get media classic player dont use windows anymore reply

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09-15-2007 08:30 PM
niobewun

Well, I am at a lost... I have almost the same problem.

Everytime I try to open an AVI in WMP, Real Player, Media Player Classic, Windvd... the player Crashes...

I have tried new files as well as files I have played fine before... none of them work.

I have downloaded mega codec pack (over 400 codecs) I have scanned for virus and spyware, I ran Gspot... it says the files I am trying to open are fine and have the proper codect. I have tried every option I have been able to find people saying about problems that even look close...

Any help would be great!

Oh, I am running XP Pro sp2 reply

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09-15-2007 08:36 PM
niobewun

I ran the Render in gspot... and this is what I got



Warning: DirectShow crashed while attempting to render this file.

This is usually due to damaged, misconfigured, conflicting, or poorly written codec drivers. It is possible, perhaps even likely, that other media players will crash when they attempt to play this file as well, as most of them will also use DirectShow. Although GSpot was able to intercept the crash, attempts to identify the codec which caused it have failed. Unfortunately, no additional information is available at this time. reply

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10-20-2007 06:17 AM
pompey07

I’m experiencing same problem when trying to view AVI files from my Fuji camera .. windows media player(11)crashes, I tried different Codecs .. no better. Itried turning off preview in explorer ... no different. I ran GSpot and it basically confirmed everything was correct !! I installed lates Divx player & codecs which now opens my AVI’s no problem ... but this obviously doesn’t fix my original problem with Media player still crashing! reply

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01-01-2008 06:31 PM
upperlevel

in have da same prob reply

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01-07-2008 04:13 AM
smestarz

When I try to play AVI files my Media player Classic crashes and the error is as follows (details)

AppName: mplayerc.exe AppVer: 6.4.9.1 ModName: vsfilter.dll
ModVer: 1.0.1.4 Offset: 0009e340

Can anyone advise me what to do ?

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01-07-2008 04:16 AM
smestarz

When I try to play AVI files my Media player Classic crashes and the error is as follows (details)

AppName: mplayerc.exe AppVer: 6.4.9.1 ModName: vsfilter.dll
ModVer: 1.0.1.4 Offset: 0009e340

Can anyone advise me what to do ?

BTW if i rename the extension as .mkv the player does play it but i cannot see the subtitles

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01-07-2008 05:45 AM
smestarz

noticed another thing
when there is no accompanying Subtitles file (SRT) the file plays without problem reply

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01-07-2008 06:21 PM
The Monk

i had the very same problem , i disabled Avi Properties Handler and Video Thumbnail Extractor with ShellExView and the explorer stopped crashing to prevent WMP from crashing i found no other way than using Nero Show Time >.< reply

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01-12-2008 10:22 PM
burtsoo123
15 posts

why the hell would you use WMP..=,= i would never use that crappy player reply

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04-15-2008 02:51 AM
N_D_B_BM

Same here, but after installing and uninstalling TweakXP. Media preview for avi’s were crashing Windows Explorer as well. reply

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04-25-2008 04:26 PM
s3b

<quote=burtsoo123>
why the hell would you use WMP..=,= i would never use that crappy player
</quote>

Most useful comment ever. This person deserves negative rep. reply

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08-02-2008 09:40 PM
Max2410

I had the same problem, I did some searching, and was advised to install the mpeg4 decoder at the following link :-

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

It worked for me. Problem solved reply

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08-18-2008 01:51 AM
seniorboogie
1 posts

Max2410 wrote:
I had the same problem, I did some searching, and was advised to install the mpeg4 decoder at the following link :-

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

It worked for me. Problem solved

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reply

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08-26-2008 01:49 AM
MyCsPiTTa

Max2410 wrote:
I had the same problem, I did some searching, and was advised to install the mpeg4 decoder at the following link :-

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

It worked for me. Problem solved

Damn, that solved my problem too!!!! reply

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