AVI causes windows explorer to shut down and won't play

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I’ve downloaded a few TV series. When I click on a folder, the usual happens and all the videos appear in an explorer. A couple then fail to load the image and then windows explorer says it has encountered a problem.
The same files work fine on my friends PC. Can anyone help?

Also, when I try to make a DVD of the series, the audio and video don’t synch correctly? reply


It a common problem caused by WinXPs AVI-preview. Run the program from the link above and the problem should by fixed. It helped me. reply


thansk a lot, problem fixed! your a star!

And oh yeah 'TopsyTurvy' the only mistake in life is thinking knowing about computers is life, everyone has to start/learn somewhere, maybe others haven’t got the oportunity to learn like you. reply


Christian I hope that you are sorted. But I had a similar problem. Every time I selected a n avi file windows explorer said it had a problem and closed down.The problem turned out to be a change of settings in media player. When
I checked the settings it had a tick in automatically get
licence for protected files. Of course all videos and dvd’s are protected, once I removed the tick the job was done,
As for files not deleting go to downloads.com and download the free program dr delete click the browse button and select the file you will have to select each file and click delete then reboot the folder will be empty after the reboot and you can then right click and delete the empty folder reply


Azzuzza u r rite & 1 more thing its d problem of media player 11 only. reply


[08-24-2005 11:42 AM Chrisian]

Now with Vista & W7:

This is a really good OLD question.

Well, don’t panic!

Before using Windows Explorer (if you have access to it) Uninstall any codecs you have installed. I repeat: ALL!

If you do not have access to windows explorer, through MSCONFIG (run command) config boot to “safe mode” and Uninstall any codecs you have installed. I repeat: ALL!

Reboot and let the msconfig as it was before.

Now to return to see the movies again, install just one compilation of non-invasive decoders.

Try This:



Download compile codec (HD Filters) from:

Updated to HDshow_4.7_Vi7.7z

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4tyhnlmqtzwsgd3 reply


I have had the same problem. Turns out when I downloaded the Codec K-Lite Pack, it caused the problem. I uninstalled the software and it all works fine now. reply


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