For no apparent reason whatsoever WMP has nearly stopped playing avi files.
I am using Vista ultimate(64).
It opens on the library and if I try to play an avi file it keeps the library screen but starts playing the audio. If I switch to 'Now Playing' I simply get the visualisations as if it is playing a music file.
However if I open a folder and double click on a WMV it will play and so will avi files after.
This all started when I noticed that the icon in the Quick Launch Bar, instead of being for WMP, was Internet Explorer. I deleted it and dragged the correct item down. All was well but to be on the safe side I went back a few days with System Restore. The problem then started and has continued even though I undid the restore.
uninstall wmp from vista Arr? You have to open the control panel then select the uninstall programmes option. Then on the left is an option to show updates select this. you will now see all the updates, so you have to select those which relate to wmp11. Then go to the update site and re-download it. There is an option in wmp to download codecs automaticley is this ticked, it's in the more options tab.
There is no option in vista to enable file types in WMP11 /options/file types, think there is in XP.
To change media player file type associations in Vista: Go to Start, then Default Programs. Choose Set Your Default Programs. Select Windows Media Player, then ‘Choose defaults for this program’. As with xp select all