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Media Player 11 stopped playing DivX/XVid files

  1. #1


    Prasad Guest

    Media Player 11 stopped playing DivX/XVid files

    Hi, lately my Media Player stopped playing DivX/XVid files. Prior to that
    I've installed PowerDVD in order to play a VOB file on my Vista machine. I
    think it is since then that the Media Player stopped functioning properly.
    Now I can play WMV/MP3 etc but not AVI.

    I've removed PowerDVD now; reinstalled DivX pack; reinstalled XVid codecs.
    Still no use. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Media Player 11 stopped playing DivX/XVid files


    What divx/xvid codecs are currently installed? Ideally you only want one.
    I would suspect that ffdshow tryouts would probably function as the best
    decoder there. =\

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    "Prasad" <Prasad@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Hi, lately my Media Player stopped playing DivX/XVid files. Prior to that
    > I've installed PowerDVD in order to play a VOB file on my Vista machine. I
    > think it is since then that the Media Player stopped functioning properly.
    > Now I can play WMV/MP3 etc but not AVI.
    >
    > I've removed PowerDVD now; reinstalled DivX pack; reinstalled XVid codecs.
    > Still no use. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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  3. #3


    esignup Guest

    Re: Media Player 11 stopped playing DivX/XVid files


    I have the same problem as Prasad. I reinstalled XviD-1.1.3-28062007.exe
    with no success. Most all of the files are xvid / avi's created in
    AutoGK. If I move the seek button, in WMP, it shows an image of that
    moment in the video but will not play the video.


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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Media Player 11 stopped playing DivX/XVid files


    If you uninstall Xvid and use FFDshow Tryouts, does that work better?

    Are any other file types affected?

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    "esignup" <esignup.33vrvd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have the same problem as Prasad. I reinstalled XviD-1.1.3-28062007.exe
    > with no success. Most all of the files are xvid / avi's created in
    > AutoGK. If I move the seek button, in WMP, it shows an image of that
    > moment in the video but will not play the video.
    >
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    esignup Guest

    Re: Media Player 11 stopped playing DivX/XVid files


    Uninstalled Windows Media Player (WMP) through the >Control Panel >Add
    Remove Programs. After which WMP v10 was installed by default.

    Tried to play an AVI file and a WMP visualization, like when playing
    music file, came up. That typically means the correct code is not
    installed.
    I reinstalled XviD-1.1.3-28062007.exe,
    http://www.digital-digest.com/softwa...2&ssid=0&did=1,

    and Bam the problem is gone.


    Hours and hour and hours of fun. Now someone less frustrated should
    download and reinstall WMP 11 and see if the problem reoccurs.

    Thanks zachd [MSFT] the WMP info site, http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html,
    was useful.


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