Media Player 9 won't play the video part of .avi files, on..

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Have windows xp with media player v9. when i play an avi
file, the audio is fine but the video is the stock
psychedelic imagery that comes with xp, not the actual
video. what do i need to do?

thanks all,
-bob
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    It's nearly ALWAYS a codec issue:

    Download and install G-Spot from
    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

    Once you analyze the AVI file, it will tell you with which codec it was
    compressed. An uncompressed AVI file is over 12gb per hour, (yes, GB not
    mb) so it is highly unlikely you have an uncompressed AVI file. A
    compressed AVI file needs to have the correct codec installed on your PC
    BEFORE it will play correctly.

    The two most common codecs are DiVX and XVid.
    --
    Cari
    MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    www.coribright.com


    "Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1d1a401c453ce$bc3d0320$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > Have windows xp with media player v9. when i play an avi
    > file, the audio is fine but the video is the stock
    > psychedelic imagery that comes with xp, not the actual
    > video. what do i need to do?
    >
    > thanks all,
    > -bob
    >
    >
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