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Cannot play AVI but WMP can

#1
My windows media player can play my MKV and AVI

but my media center can not

everytime I try to play anything it says

VIDEO ERROR
Files needed to display video are not installed or not working correctly. please restart windows media center or restart the computer

I am running vista home premium 64bit.

I only have one codec installed which works fine with Media Player
and its DIvx
 

DemonSeed

Member
Vista Pro
#2
In order for Media Center to Play files on a x64 OS you need to install a x64 Codec Pack.
Windows Media Player has a x32 version but Media Center is x64 only. That's why it will play on one but not the other. The codec you have installed is x32, but you also need the x64 Pack in order to get full x64 support.
 
#4
i installed the proper codecs


I found out what my problem was.

I installed a sound card that did not have x64 bit drivers available. So i had to installed the 32 bit ones

the card didn't work properly with the computer
when I removed it

Everything was fixed.
 

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
#5
i installed the proper codecs


I found out what my problem was.

I installed a sound card that did not have x64 bit drivers available. So i had to installed the 32 bit ones

the card didn't work properly with the computer
when I removed it

Everything was fixed.
Im glad you got it then :)