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Windows 7: Win 7 freezes whenever i play video.

09 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Update 1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LarryLaser View Post
Hello "jago86"
Am I to assume you are running Windows 7 in the 32 bit platform??

If you are running in the 64 bit platform this is what I found.

I am not sure why but the Media players that I have used cause the same problem in the latest versions (7-7127, 7-7137 and 7-7201) in 32 bit mode. But, the ones I ran in 64 bit mode versions did not have the problems.

specs. (latest)
Windows 7-7201 x64
Media Player Classic - Homecinema x64 (works fine playing many codec platforms, including DVD's)
Media Player Classic - Homecinema x32 (Hangs up the OS)
WMP v12 x32 (Hangs up the OS)
WMP v12 x64 (works fine playing many codec platforms, including DVD's)
Hey Larry,
I'm running Windows 7 (6.1.7100) 64bit.

I used the 32 bit Media Player Classic, but for me it wasn't the actual program, it is a codec or several codecs, that have been causing the problems. DivX being the main suspect.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Update 1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azural View Post
Did you install any updates between the time it worked and started freezing up?

One of my friends informed me a few hours ago that 'DviX wasn't working after installing an update'. I didn't have time to ask about any specifics, but I know he's running 7100x32.
Hey Azural,

I didn't install any updates between the time it worked and started to freeze.
The only thing i can think of, is that DivX 7 did an automatic update. (Although i always uncheck the option to do automatic updates, on most software)

I have since re-installed win7 (6.1.7100) 64 bit and Both WMP and K-Lite are working fine. So i think DivX is the problem as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Update 1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Many times the question not ask or the full info not given is the answer. Divx had major problems (in Beta test) in Whistler (XP) also Vista and now Win7.

Sorry we never got the problem fixed, as if it happens again, we shall have to start over. (3rd party programs are almost always the problem).
It's ok, i kno Win 7 is still Beta.

I re-installed Windows 7, and both WMP and K-Lite are working, i kno you don't see the need for any 3rd party media players, but i just like the old school look of media player and its simplicity.
One of the main reasons for me using K-Lite with Media Player Classic, is the use of subtitles.
WMP does not use .srt files natively, i kno they are 3rd party apps i can use so this can be achieved, but that would just be using another 3rd party application.
I think the problem was DivX pro 7, which i don't really care for anyways, so i haven't installed it and everything works fine now.:)

Thanx for all ur help, much appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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