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Got same problem where any AVI file I tried to view or copy was crashing Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player 11.

Removing the xvid codec or the avi property handler didn’t make any change.

Solution was to uninstall the CCCP (Combine Community Codec Pack) reply

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Regarding nevideo.ax
Just make a new folder on hard drive labled nevideo.ax
Do a search for nevideo.ax and copy it to the new folder.
Do a print out so you know exactly where the file belongs, then delete the file from Nero location.
After that, go back and try what you were having problems with before and you will probably find you don’t have any problem anymore. reply

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Regarding nevideo.ax
Just make a new folder on hard drive labled nevideo.ax
Do a search for nevideo.ax and copy it to the new folder.
Do a print out so you know exactly where the file belongs, then delete the file from Nero location.
After that, go back and try what you were having problems with before and you will probably find you donât have any problem anymore. reply

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Maybe you should all stop downloading pirated movies. Every forum I’ve read makes the same pattern...downloaded AVIs are often corrupt and cause your explorer to crash. Way to fix the problem? Stop downloading illegal movies. It’s that easy...and much more legal. reply

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i removed fddshow and it stopped crashing. reply

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May be too late for the original poster, but just in case someone else has a problem of windows crashing while trying to play certain videos, check out this thread :

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=136268

Essentially, it’s a problem with Nero; reply

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I found that uninstalling k lite “klmcodec171” codec pack allowed me to start playing divx files again and then running “regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll” helped with the crashing folders.

Thanks heaps!!! I have been trying to figure this one out for quite some time now! reply

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Hi
You could try using the free Crystal Player,
http://www.crystalplayer.com/
I know for a fact that it will play incomplete avi’s although, tracking through to particular areas of the video may cause lip sync problems, however if you watch the video from the off, you won’t have a problem. :) Hope this helps. reply

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go to regedit then expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
scroll down till you see the extention of AVI
click the + sign and you will see a folder called shellEx
under there, make a backup first by right clicking it and export to a file, this is your backup incase you are not happy with the fix or something?

Now delete the whole shellEx folder , and close regedit.

Problim fixed.
you can do this with any isuee with any codex , ie: mpg or mov??, it will sort it. reply

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Ace codec pack worked for me. reply

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Thanks for uploading this, it gave me something to read on my lunch break.
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http://www.zuneconverter.net reply

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The all in one codec pack work for me :) that great !!!!! reply

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topcat139 wrote:
A simple but very frustrating problem.


The answer is,
1.WAY TO MANY CODECS INSTALLED, Like TEN PAKS?!?!?!?!

2. The issue of Explorer crashing when you put the cursor/mouse on the file is a broken context menu entry.
3. DELETE ALL OF THE CODEC PAKS. ALL OF THEM

4. DELETE ALL OF THE CODEC PAKS!!
5. DELETE ALL OF THE JUNK IN THERE.
6.Now get Radlight Filter manager, run it, if there are any codecs left listed, follow the path for each, then unreg them with radlight, then delete them.
7. Run a visual check thru the registry, delete everything that relates to any of the codecs that you added, ESPECIALLY IN THE SECTION FOR CONTEXT MENU ENTRIES. (HKCR)
8.Do a Google search for 'Explorer crashes when right clicking avi file'. This will lead you to exact info for the reg edits to clean upthe context menu entries.
9.Removing the extracodecs is the smartest thing to do anyway. You should really only load what you need. The codec paks are deadly to system stability and codec organization.
10. The basic codecs needed are.

1.Xvid/Divx, but NOT THE LATEST DIVX V6.0, i causes a context menu problem.
2.An Mpeg2 decoder, Elecard is really nice, or a freebie is Dscaler, but don’t get the TV capture one, get the direct x Filters.
3.The 3ivx decoder package, the audio component is a trial, but the vid decoder is ok.
4.The Elecard Mpeg4 decoder is pretty good decoder, but the Nice-Pheratu, an earlier version, does a wider job , ie; it handles more types of compression, and does quite good job at it.
5.Also needed are the VP codecs, the vp6 is needed and free.
6. FFDSHOW is good quality generic decoder, as it handles many formats, be sure to allow raw as well in the formats dialogue.
7.Also be certain to dl the windows codec pak from MS. This will give you the alternative versions that MS uses at times.
8.For audio codecs you could use AC-3 filter, this will decode several audio formats.
9.Also needed is DirectVOBSub, autoload. This is a subtitle filter for the videos.
10.Matrix Mixer, allows more audio decoding as well as control over the output to your speakers, speaker count etc. (Dscaler as an mpeg audio filter as well)
11. Sorry, out of order here, don’t forget the OGG Vorbis filter set. (Xiphorus.org has a nice filter set, handles many formats in the MKV and OGM containers. MKV is the Winner so far.matroska media))
12. For DVD and CD decoding and navigation, you DO NOT NEED TO LOAD any app, just load these filters...
;; CDDA CDXA readers (for CD’s)
;; nero vcd navigator (nevcd.ax) (DVD navigator is inc. with windows; qdvd.dll)
;; The mpeg2 decoder is the filter for DVD
/vcd
13. Quick alt/Real alt. Alternatives to installing the quicktime and real Media PLayers and their assorted fluff.
14.Reclock audio Renderer, Deals with many sync and vid issues, corrects timing errors, takes the place of the Win audio renderer. Handles multi mon setups just great.
15. The Intel Indeo Codec Set.
16.The Cinepak Codec, old but run into it sometimes.
17.And Of course, you may want to try the H.264/X.264 filters. Brand new stuff, but it’s going to be the new standard for HD broadcasts on cable and Sat. TV.

Lastly, Get a copy of both, Gspot, and Radlight Filter Manager.
Gspot can be used to tell at a glance which filters are ok, and which not. Also will tell you which filters are being used by your system to decode a given file.

Windows uses the filters it finds on the system, and then depending on the priority the filter is given, it then tries them in that order until a combination is found that will successfully render the file. Yup, it’s kinda hit or miss.

Rad Light will allow you to adjust the priorities of the filters so you can force windows, and your players, to use a certain filter first, or not at all. And you don’t have to uninstall it either! Just set the priority to 'do not use'.

So, you have crash problems, that’s the context menu entry gone bad. A real hassle to fix.
I’m not suggesting any of the context menu apps that give you the info, it’s a bit harder to understand and track all that down. Best bet is to remove everything and correctly install just what you need.
From what I have xplained here you should be able to understand why throwing tons of filters into your machine randomly is the WORST POSSIBLE thing to do. They WILL CONFLICT, and the priorities are usually set to force the filters to be used, so you end up with alot of filters being set to decode the same formats, and they have the same , extremely high priorities. Sooo, which should Windows use? It doesn’t know, and neither will you. All you need is one decent filter for each format, and some,like FFDSHOW handle many. Same goes for 3ivx/Xvid/NicePheratu/Divx/Elecard Mpeg4 decoders. They all overlap. Check out which ones display and cpu usage fits you the best, and set it up to run that way.

OOps, almost forgot, you would also want to load the ac3-acm filter.

Hope this helps. You could also set Explorer to not show or cache thumbnails, and to run in a seperate memory space. (tools>folder options>View tab. No cache thumbnails, and launch folders in seperate process.) To stop the display of the avi, you’ll need to use a reg hack, but it makes a huge difference. (Sorry don’t have that particular info on hand here.)

luck.

topcat139

Thanks topcat. I was just about to uninstall DIVX and some of the other things when I read your post about way too many codecs and I know I’m guilty of that. I uninstalled windows media essentials codec package, didn’t even reboot and could get into my videos folder no problem.

Rock solid advice.

Thanks! reply

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Sarwat_k wrote:
I had the same problem, and I turned off the 'preview' feature of windows. You can go to tools->folder options and switch to Windows classic settings. It worked for me!! :)

This worked for me, nice and fast solution! Thanks!! reply

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I had this same problem with an XviD file I recently downloaded. Windows explorer stopped crashing, and the problem resolved itself, after I downloaded and installed the most recent Xvid codec.

http://www.xvid.org/Downloads.15.0.html

Good luck! reply

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disable video thumbnail extractor in shellexe this solved the problem for me,p.s. I was only getting crashes when I highlightened partialy downloaded avi files reply

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I have tried almost every solution you guys have proposed and for some reason WMP11 still crashes every time i double click a file to play, and then if i do it too many times the explorer.exe crashes too. I’ve tried installing, fddshow, ace mega, CCCP, divx, xvid, and nothing works, i tried uninstalling them one by one and same thing over and over. can someone please help. Nothing works. any other solutions? reply

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Glad I found this forum. Was having the same problems - just uninstalled divx bundle and it stopped. reply

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This guy is W-A-Y off base. I do “NOT” download movies at all and I am having the same problem with DVD’s I “OWN”. It is mostly a “Windows” problem. If I did not have over 10 grand in PC hardware and software fro video editing... I would buy a MAC!!!

One of the reasons we have crashing problems is because of pirating and the programers trying to stop pirates. It can’t be done!!!

If someone is going to steal they are going to steal. Find the thieves and jail them, don’t make it difficult for everyone else! reply

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I’m having a similar problem, I,m running vista and every time I click on The “video” file containing all my movies windows freezes,can still access them from the side bar though reply

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