i've been searching and searching for hours now and i still can't get my windows media player (version 9) to play my xvid files. when i open them it says that it doesn't support the file or that it's corrupt... then it starts playing the sound of the movie but not the video. when i tried opening it in divx player 2.1 all i get is a flashing screen. i've downloaded like 50 (knowing my luck virus infested) codecs and packs to try and fix the problem. i've downloaded numerous other players and none even begin playing. this is my last resort because everything i have been reading doesn't give detailed explainations of what exactly it does. someone please help me... i just want the ease of opening all of my video files in wmp. thank you.