avi wmv problems

  suziecool 20:37 04 Sep 2008

please help. everytime i go into a folder containing avi or wmv files in my pc the "windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" sign pops up. the same happens everytime i try to play an avi or wmv file through my windows media player or media player classic or any such file. i have the best codec package but dont know whats going on.

  Zeppelyn 22:08 04 Sep 2008

Have you tried a restore point to just before this started happening? What codec package do you use. The only one I use for .avi files is Xvid.

  rick808 23:57 04 Sep 2008

Could well be due to an avi previewing prob - click here may well help you

  suziecool 08:28 05 Sep 2008

my codec is codec6030allin1. i have 2 pcs that have this problem pc 1 has done it for months. i have only just installed windows on the 2nd pc yesterday so do you think it might be the codec?

  suziecool 08:32 05 Sep 2008

sorry my codec is k-lite mega codec pack 2.2.9.

  eedcam 09:04 05 Sep 2008

May not be the codecs why not try a better player VLC Player its free
click here

  rick808 18:17 05 Sep 2008

install the latest k-lite codec pack - click here
and try the fix which I posted above which will stop your folders corrupting when you try to open them

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