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.
MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware www.coribright.com
"Bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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,