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[OT] When i try to open an avi file my pc locks up instantly

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April 12, 2008 8:52:30 AM

ok when i click on an avi movie, my computer locks up instantly and i have to ctrl alt delete and close the explorer down. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing it?

*btw the error report doesnt tell me anything

*and it does it 100% of the time. If i just click on it one single time it freezes.
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April 12, 2008 9:12:28 AM

Have you installed any new programs or updated any programs since this started?

It has to be a software conflict of some sort. Ive had that to happen before and it was DVD43. When I tried to start a certain game it would give me the BSOD everytime. If I remembered to close the program it wouldnt happen. You could try to shut down some programs and see if it still happens.

Once you find the program responsible it will stop happening, Im sure of it.


You could also try to find a different program to play your avi file with. This may be a work around if you cant figure out which software is the problem...
April 12, 2008 10:53:24 AM

no no its not the program which is playing it that is causing the problem. The computer literally locks up if i simply left click 1 single time on any avi file.
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April 12, 2008 2:42:08 PM

uninstall and reinstall the program
April 12, 2008 2:57:43 PM

It's codecs conflict. Did you install multiple large packs?
April 13, 2008 2:46:38 AM

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uninstall and reinstall the program


no program is causing it because if i simply 'touch' the file my pc locks up

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It's codecs conflict. Did you install multiple large packs?


im not sure what you mean. this happens on avi file movies.

btw this is what the error report says:

"Problem caused by XviD

This problem was caused by XviD.

Recommendation

The support for XviD is community-based. Typically, this type of support group offers information and resources in a forum format about issues that other users have experienced with XviD. In the forum, you can research the problem with XviD, or you can ask the group a question about the problem.

To access the support group, go to the website online.

XviD.org"
April 13, 2008 3:50:21 AM

Well, this is because windows was trying to create thumbnail for files you active with your mouse. Creating thumbnail process require loading a DirectShow filter to decode the video which locks up your explorer.exe. To be sure nothing is wrong with your computer try this first: download this http://ffdshow.faireal.net/mirror/mplayer/mplayer2008.0... and this http://ffdshow.faireal.net/mirror/pthreadGC2.dll.7z extract both of them to your Windows\System32 folder or any place that is in your user/system environment PATH variable, you can put the content at the same place as your avi files, too. After that open Comand prompt window, navigate to your avi file folder and type in "mplayer file.avi" with file.avi is an avi file you have that can cause the lock up. If it plays without problem, then you don't have any other problems beside the filter you install to play MPEG4 ASP file (the video codec you normally see in avi container). You can now uninstall the xvid codec or any decoding software and install ffdshow which can be get from here http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ffdshow-tryout/ffdshow.... This might be hard for new user to set up though so if you want an easier approach try this filter package http://www.cccp-project.net/ it can decode nearly anything inside .mkv .ogm .avi .mp4. Don't worry about the cccp name, it's a bad joke to be honest.
April 13, 2008 11:43:48 PM

how do i uninstall xvid -_- ? lol

btw thuan that seems awfully complicated for this. Why do i have this problem where as others do not?
April 14, 2008 12:00:24 AM

Just install ffdshow and it should work.
April 14, 2008 12:24:33 AM

I sound's like your one of your codecs is corrupted. I would just download and install a codec pack like cccp. The link can be found here.

http://www.cccp-project.net/

I have that installed on my computer and it plays everything from AVIs to MP4s. Try it out. The newest update to this pack should update all your current codecs which should fix your problem.
April 14, 2008 5:11:06 AM

sweet hopefully it works. So i simply load it and its done?
April 14, 2008 5:16:48 AM

holy **** it worked.....!!!!! man thanks so much. Im a little warry of the program though. are you sure it doesnt have any extra crap attached to it like spyware. I scanned it with avg and kaspersky but didnt find anything.
April 14, 2008 4:57:31 PM

maverick7 said:
holy **** it worked.....!!!!! man thanks so much. Im a little warry of the program though. are you sure it doesnt have any extra crap attached to it like spyware. I scanned it with avg and kaspersky but didnt find anything.



If you're talking about ffdshow, no. Not sure about others.
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April 14, 2008 5:40:46 PM

digitalmicron said:
I sound's like your one of your codecs is corrupted. I would just download and install a codec pack like cccp. The link can be found here.

http://www.cccp-project.net/

I have that installed on my computer and it plays everything from AVIs to MP4s. Try it out. The newest update to this pack should update all your current codecs which should fix your problem.


:lol:  Funny thing is that CCCP is how USSR comes out in Crylic (Russian). May not have spyware but it may have a hacker waiting :kaola: 
April 14, 2008 5:42:34 PM

jimmysmitty said:
:lol:  Funny thing is that CCCP is how USSR comes out in Crylic (Russian). May not have spyware but it may have a hacker waiting :kaola: 



That was intentional. I've heard of it, should be reliable.
April 15, 2008 12:17:43 AM

ya hopefully it doesnt mess my pc up. Is everyone sure the cccp thing is safe?
April 15, 2008 12:18:11 AM

No bro I've used it for a long time and no worries from me so your good to go. I've been using it for a long time now and never had any probs. Enjoy :D 
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April 15, 2008 4:19:48 AM

maverick7 said:
ya hopefully it doesnt mess my pc up. Is everyone sure the cccp thing is safe?


I was just kidding cuz Russians are known to be great hackers. Besides my fiance is Russian.
April 15, 2008 7:06:06 AM

haha alright iv just had so many problems with my pc im paranoid lol

thanks everyone for the help
April 15, 2008 8:21:06 AM

cccp is just a collection of community accepted standard codecs. no spyware or anything.
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