Windows Media Player crashes when opening avi files

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guys thanks so much for the info!!!
searched everywhere and found it here! awesome! reply

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Me too, thanks!!! reply

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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 so much, it also worked for me! reply

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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 reply

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worked here after months and months of crashing!!!!!! woohooooooooooo reply

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Also had probs with music vid clips crashing both WMP and Explore. Noted that Explore was crashing even before I could try to play a file.

Downloaded and failed with many suggested fixes offered by various google searches. Then foung this thread.

ffd show thingemewatsit ... pure gold. Thank you!

Another fix I noticed that occurred: I’m pretty sure the thumbnails of the files were just wmp icons prior to this fix, now shows a snapshot again.

You are beautiful and its not true what people say about you :D Thanks. reply

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My WMP 11 (on VISTA) crashed if I tried to play AVI files.

solution:
Uninstalled ALL codecs,players I could find in My programs.

Renamed:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media_old

Rebooted machine.

Tried to play AVI file, since no codec was installed I had no video.
-> Reinstalled DIVX,XVID,AC3.

Seems to be working again.

Funny thing is I tried all of the above one by one without result.
Uninstalling ALL player/codec related stuff fixed it. reply

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Worked for me too after many many frustrating hours trying to fix the problem. reply

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hello


i m using dvdrip.avi file in different player like kmp.media player,vlc etc n download mostly codec but when avi play a messege on plyer runing with avi shortly disply ( codec arror:Use Window media plyer )and after this one more indication diplay with runing avi (abort video,rediircteing to microsoft codec download page reply

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God damn!! Ordinarily I dont post on these type of threads but I just have to here. For months Ive been wanting to fix this problem and now it is thanks to you.

THANKS A LOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reply

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Men, THANKS A LOT reply

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It resolved my problem also!! Thanks much!! :) reply

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Yikes Windows ME, huh? I recommend upnrgdiag to at least XP first, but if that is not feasible A CD can be used as a backup for your files and you can save some program EXECUTIBLEs on them.It sounds like you are looking to BACKUP YOUR PC. You will need imaging software such as Symantec Ghost or Acronis and a DVD Burner (DVDs hold more information than CDs. Even at MAX compression the average PC backup image is 2.5 to 4.0 GB in size). Keep in mind that newer versions of the software MAY NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS ME.Good Luck! reply

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Install some AVI codecs to let Windows Media Player play AVI files.

Or convert AVI to Windows Media Player compatible WMV, ASF, etc with Faasoft Video Converter. reply

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I had this problem a while back - good news is it’s a system error bad news is I’vr forgotten -hoe to fix it - but don’t get fooled into buying something what is happening is the os is ready the file as unknown and so to prevent attack is closing window reply

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well sometimes on xp the problem is data execution prevention is triggered unneccesarily but not always try the system control pannel reply

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iDealshare VideoGo can directly play AVI, MP4, MOV, AVCHD, MKV, MXF etc.
It also helps to convert AVI or other videos to play in Windows Media Player. reply

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