XP Windows Explorer Avi Problem

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scalpmed211 wrote:
can anyone help me? ive been reading thru this thread but havent found a solution to my problem. i tried playing one of my avi. movies today with MPC, but few seconds later it says it has encountered a problem and needs to close. same thing happens with same folder when i tried opening it in BSplayer, winamp, and wmp. but for some reason, they work with vlc player perfectly fine, and winamp still plays music! i also tried regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll. anyone?

I’m encountering the same problem, I get the same error with all my players, RealPlayer, DivX player and the ones you mentioned. Does anyone know somewhere I can find the answer to this? reply

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Does anyone know of a good program to replace the need for a thumbnail viewer for wondows.

I have a lot of videos with diffrent formats, and I would ant to be able to browse them. reply

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Unlocker Assistant

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/unlocker1.8.5.exe

may be of use to people with this problem. It allows killing the process that’s locking the file; renaming, moving and deleting locked files. It pops up as a dialog box only when necessary. reply

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The cmd prompt way worked for me. Thanks everyone! reply

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Nice post BarbershopJohn!! Tweaks work a treat.
( regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll )
Cheers reply

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bedazzler u facking rock man copied and pasted your link fixed a problem i had for a month in 3 min thnx man reply

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That is so strange... the registry fix worked perfect by the way. Thank you. reply

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Awakening a sleeping thread, lets see if there’s any action here ;)

I have roughly the same problem as all described above, including Qlippoth’s headache. I want to move files, from my laptops HD to en external one. As soon as I start the filetransfer computer freezes. Gotta turn it off by pressing the button, not even Ctrl-Alt-Del works. Tried the 'regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll' thingie but since it’s not really that problem I have I didnt notice any difference.

Any ideas?

PS. Dunno how to check the external drive for bad clusters, any howtos out there?

/L reply

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I had this problem, and I didn’t wanna turn preview off, so I experimented with a few things and uninstalling xvid worked for me. Somehow the videos still play, but I also get thumbnails/previews no problem. I must have had 2 versions installed at once and they were confilcting or something... just a suggestion for something else to try for other people with this problem reply

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Like several others in this thread, I am having this problem on Windows 2000. When I open a folder (with windows explorer) containing certain avi files, the explorer process goes to 100% cpu utilization, and stays there. regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll is not recognized on Windows 2000.

How can I uninstall all my codecs then reinstall? reply

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Wow that problem really needs to be documented somewhere. I have been struggling with this problem for months, tried removing Nero, non-microsoft shell extensions, reformatting a TB worth of hard drives, and the shmedia.dll was the problem all along.

Thanks so much for your advice! reply

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I used to have the same Problem ( Windows was crashing when i opened a folder containing a .avi file ). But everything works fine right now! THANKS!!!!!!!! reply

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Same problems as above. Downloaded latest DivX - problem was fixed partially(only preview but crash on open). Uninstall! Downloaded Xvid codec from: http://www.xvid.org/Downloads.15.0.html
All problems fixed. Good luck. reply

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i downloaded some avi files, they play and theres audio but the screen is very unclea. there’s lines and the visual is very bad. i tried downloading codec but it still did the same thing. help please! reply

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Had similar problem but with MPEG files. As soon as cursor moved over file ***BANG**** and explorer crashed.
Your suggestions here led me to check codecs and found 3ivx and PICVideo⢠MJPEG Codec non functional. I uninstalled the later and ***WOW*** problem is gone!!! Thx for sharing! reply

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Just to say thanks folks, this really solved my problem.. what taring me hair out.. reply

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when i open any folder having a mida player
an error apper “shmedia.dll reply

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a_friend wrote:
The regedit worked for me as well Thank You.

I also found this which actually seemed to fix the avi problem ,allowing the preview to function properly without having to turn the SHMEDIA.DLL on/off.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1061425126

“Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 12:25 pm
Posted by Enipucrop (3 messages posted)
OK, I found this somewhere and it has fixed my problem: =========== I had exactly the same problem until I came across this handy little registry hack. Run regedit and find the following key :- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler Delete the “Default” value then close. You should now be able to see .avi previews almost instantly but without the crashes ============== Hope it helps you too”

This registry value is non existent on my system. I am running Win XP Media Center. Any ideas? reply

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regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll



That Works perfectly mate!!!! reply

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I lost 3 hrs trying to delete an AVI file with no luck. Rename it with Notepad worked just fine. Thanks for the tip. reply

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