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WMP .avi file not playing

Last response: in Windows 7
June 20, 2012 2:05:10 AM

Ive been watching videos via windows media player that have the .avi extension, but for some reason there is one file in particular that I cannot play. I though it was a codec issue because it says that the issue is codec related, but how can that be if I am able to play other videos that use the same file extension.

I even downloaded a codec for the .avi file extension just incase but the problem is still present.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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June 23, 2012 1:36:51 PM

Hi Buddy,

Does the file play in any other media players? VLC is a good one to use as it plays most file types without the need for codecs and it is free.

May be a corrupted file?

a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2012 3:20:50 PM

be careful with codecs that is how virus and malware sneak into your system! I concur with K13RON. Use VLC and never need to worry about codecs again.