I have it set to 'automatically check for updates', but they never install themselves (at least not that I am aware of ever happening before). It usually has to wait for me to give the all clear before it does anything like that. Consequently, I have tried to do just that, thinking that perhaps it's out of date and that's the problem... but the status bar just keeps going endlessly, never completing the search for that update. Must be their servers? I'll try again... worst to worse, I'll reinstall (maybe even a previous version if I can find one). Just highly annoying... can't understand WHY some work and some don't. They must have different codecs?
Oh, but then I have also come across a few hits on Google about this saying it could ALSO be that there are some corrupt files, whether in the .AVI themselves or else with the media player's program files themselves, resulting in this. But then, I have both of all of these affected files on separate External HDD's and they're BOTH acting this way so... I find it unlikely to be those file's faults.
Thank you once again for your help!
EDIT: Well, the update seems to be working again... however, it states that there is no new version so there's my theory of that being the problem out of the window.
EDIT 2: Tried playing one of the affected .AVI's and the problem still persists.
Does anyone perhaps know if this is an intended change with DivX Pro (NOT the 'trial' version)? I notice they have a "codec pack" on their site now... are they removing these codecs from Pro, so we have to buy them too (again)? I can't find much of anything about this "AC3 decoder 8192" on their website or elsewhere. Just a bunch of incoherent snippets about "oh just download this [shoddy looking file]".