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Windows 7: WMP won't play AVI files correctly

29 Apr 2012   #1
BarnabasSackett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WMP won't play AVI files correctly

WMP used to work perfectly with AVI files. I could watch movies, cartoons, whatever with no problems. Then a couple days ago, it happened. I double clicked on an AVI and WMP started up but horrible screeching sounds came from the speakers and when the video was visible it was playing very slowly.

I tried reloading the DIVX and XVid codecs. Then I tried removing WMP, rebooting and then reloading WMP but that didn't help.

DIVX player works fine.

Any thoughts?

Any changes to my system? I re-installed DVD Styler and Sothing Movie DVD Maker. I had them installed before with no issues but have reinstalled Win 7 so had to reinstall those programs when I wanted to create DVD.


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30 Apr 2012   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

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30 Apr 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

remove the divx codecs and install sharksoo7 codec pack, shark is a member here and gives good support here.
i have been using these codecs for a number of years with no problems
if you do use them then run the codec pack as admin and then select the sharks reccomended settings checkbox

Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs
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02 May 2012   #4
BarnabasSackett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
remove the divx codecs and install sharksoo7 codec pack, shark is a member here and gives good support here.
i have been using these codecs for a number of years with no problems
if you do use them then run the codec pack as admin and then select the sharks reccomended settings checkbox
Did as you suggested and everything is now working fine.

Thanks.
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02 May 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good news .
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