XP explorer xvid video codec error when viewing some video folders

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With one or two folders in XP which contain my videos, if preview is switched on (from the 'View' pull down menu in any window containing media), explorer tells me it has encountered an error, and needs to close... the details are always similar to this...

“error signature:
appname: explorer.exe
appver 6.02900.2180
Modname:xvid.ax ModverL 0.0.0.0 Offser: 0003dd11”

I’m not 100% sure if this is related entirely to just xvid codec videos (I was certain it happened with mp3s at one point, not 100% on that now though). I am wondering if there is an easy fix? Could I have a corrupted xvid video codec or xp media preview driver? I am unsure how to uininstall/reinstall xvid codecs... I know that if I switch media preview off, the problem is gone, but it is very awkward not being able to use it for info on my mp3s and vids etc.

Incase anyone would like to know how to switch image and/or media preview
on or off, I used this method:

1) Open a command window (Start->Run, type in 'cmd' hit enter)
2) To remove image preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
3) To readd image preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
4) To remove media preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
5) To readd media preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 shmedia.dll

I really dont want to install xp from scratch again, and am certain that it is not a virus as I have scanned my entire system. XP’s Dr watson has the original errors still saved... checked the content and its exactly the same 'wrong frames' message, so maybe its a codec conflict? Just used G-Spot codec checker, checked those vids... they say 'xvid codec installed'+ 'file length correct', and strangely enough, when using file>open in this program and viewing these videos in thumbnail mode to preview, I dont get any error messages. I go back and open the video folder normally... and I do.

In Gspot my xvid codec(s?) is listed as

REG Driver File C:\WINDOWS\system32\xvidvfw.dll
DSH Friendly Name XviD MPEG-4 Codec
- - Type VFW

and

DSH DirectShow CLSID 4cc: xvid
REG Driver File C:\WINDOWS\system32\xvid.ax
DSH Friendly Name XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder
- - Function Decoder
- - Type DSH

In Dr Watson (start>run>drwtsn32) I get
“WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong."

I could always delete the xvid.ax' that seems to be causing the problems and try reinstalling just an xvid codec but I dont think that would do anything. Ive also used StormCodec5.12RC3 from www.9down.com to update my codecs but no difference!

Cheers and merry xmas if anyone can help! hehe :D reply


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i have same prob, but only with video’s

have done format and re-install of XP and still
same prob ?

would be grateful for any help reply

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go start > run , and enter this command:
regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll

then video prewiew is turned off so it dosn’t crash anymore. for me this problem showed up when I updated my ATI drivers... reply

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Ihad this problem for sometime. if you go into system32 and delete xvid.ax file from the folder. it workes fine and does not crash explorer anymore, video priview comes back without having to change regsvr32 it works for me and all is normal again. reply

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deleting xvid.ax is perfect tkx reply

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Thanks so much have tried loads of things but deleting xvid.ax has solved problem at last. reply

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same here! deleting xvid.ax has solved the problem! thanks reply

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Thanks man:D deleting Xvid.ax worked perfect! Thanks alot! reply

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Perfect.. no more xvid.ax, no more crashes! thx! :) reply

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thx very much men..
i solved my problem i follow your first step
by the way my problem is xvid videos when i drag them or just click on that video there is error mod name xvid explorer somting like that then report to micrsoft. they dont have solution for that they said go to xvid site not work for me

i just do your first step
start--> run --> regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll this is shortcut
then i also tried 2nd time like wat u show
start--> run --> cmd --> regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll succes also
then i play video xvid it works 100% reply

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deleting file worked for me too. (xvid.ax) reply

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Thank you very much, deleting the xvid.ax solved my video problem also reply

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veri nice! i didnt delete my xvid.ax... instead, i cut and pasted in inside a folder...Ü a reserve if any crash will come up in case and if theirs a need of a xvid.ax back-up.Ü

thanks everyone! happy holidays! rakenrol!! reply

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Thank God for the internet. I have been trying to fix this on my own for a couple of days... I always do that before looking it up... that’s how I learn things, but this completely fixed the problem. Thanks again for the info. reply

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Thanks! Worked perfectly reply

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Deleting xvid.ax worked!!
thanks! reply

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ixelr84u, thank you so much. I’ve been labouring over this for close to an hour. Deleting xvid.ax works. reply

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to drugs:

i tried this solution
go start > run , and enter this command:
regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll


and it worked thank you very much :D reply

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ixelr84you wrote:
Ihad this problem for sometime. if you go into system32 and delete xvid.ax file from the folder. it workes fine and does not crash explorer anymore, video priview comes back without having to change regsvr32 it works for me and all is normal again.

you’re a star mate, thanks soooo much ;) reply

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Thank you so much deletion was the key, this has taken me a LONG LONG time to find the answer!! reply

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