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Cant play media files

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by jonesad24, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. jonesad24

    jonesad24 Member

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    hi guys, I seem to be having trouble playing movies on my PC, whenever I click on an AVI file i get an error message saying windows explorer needs to close and my system will crash.

    I have tried running software for virus's etc but nothing helps.

    Any ideas how I can get round this?

    Cheers guys.
     
  2. mrcapdown

    mrcapdown Regular member

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    ok right this could be a few problems that couse this try this

    1.try installing codecs Get codecs here(on the left of the page click all in one codecs)

    2. try reinstailng your media player if u r useing windows media player try updateing it to media player 11 Get media player 11 here

    try this see if it works let me know if it dose
     
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    ok right this could be a few problems that couse this try this

    1.try installing codecs Get codecs here(on the left of the page click all in one codecs)

    2. try reinstailng your media player if u r useing windows media player try updateing it to media player 11 Get media player 11 here

    try this see if it works let me know if it dose
     
  4. Morph416

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    Windows XP has always had serious issues when dealing with AVI files. Some have had to unregister related DLL files in order to keep them from locking up, or crashing Explorer.

    However...one of the ways I've found to keep Windows happy, and running ... is to associate AVI files with QuickTime. Or the QT Alternative.
     

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