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Windows 7: VLC and windows media player getting stuck while playing mp3 and avi's

25 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
VLC and windows media player getting stuck while playing mp3 and avi's


I am using Windows 7 32 bit ultimate edition and I am facing an issue quite a long.
That is while playing video files mostly avi's I have tried is getting stuck and stopped playing.After couple of seconds it is automatically resumed.This problem is there with both vlc and windows media player.I also have ubuntu 11.10 where I have vlc.Same problem is there also.can anyone please tell me some way out ??


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26 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Welcome to SF arkasharma

Do you have any codec packs installed? If yes which one?

We usually suggest Sharks007's codecs. You can get it from here: Download Windows 7 Codecs 3.6.8 -

Some steps that you may need to follow after installation of Sharks codecs.
  • Click on the
  • Scroll down to Shark007s codecs folder.
  • Expand it and select the settings application by right click run as administrator button.
  • On the bottom click on Shark007 SUGGESTED settings.
  • Lastly you will get a confirmation dialogue that all the videos will open with windows media player (but actually they will open with other players as well)
  • Attached is a picture as reference.

And some prefer the Klite Codec pack from this link: Download K-Lite Codec Pack 8.92 (Full) - with basic next next next installation steps.

Install either of it but make sure you've removed any other codec packs previously installed.

Let us know how it goes.

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