AVI only plays audio

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Miranda, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Miranda

    Miranda Guest

    I tried playing an .AVI on Windows Media Player, something
    that normally is no problem. But it downloaded a new codec
    on its own, and now only the audio plays, the video half
    of the file does not appear. The same thing happens with
    any given .AVI I try to play, and the result is the same
    with other media players on my computer (IE: RealOne). I
    tried upgrading to Windows Media Player 9.0, to no avail,
    and there's no "Uninstall" option. What can I do?
    Miranda, Sep 22, 2003
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  2. Miranda

    zachd [ms] Guest

    zachd [ms], Sep 23, 2003
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  3. Miranda

    zachd [ms] Guest

    ? K-Lite and Nimo ARE the apps that stomp on your working codecs.

    DirectX 9 doesn't modify the system MPEG decoder. If it's discombobulated
    on your system, it's because you installed a 3rd party codec or codec pack
    that stomped on it.


    zachd [ms], Sep 23, 2003
  4. Miranda

    zachd [ms] Guest

    Or reference <0d6d01c38111$ceda5c70$>, my response made less
    than one day after initial post. :) That's kinda too soon for my tastes -
    it's usually better to wait a while if you're from MS so that other people
    can participate - but I figured she was a little horked on her system, so
    thought I'd try to point her back to normalcy.
    ? From you-
    Apparently Microsoft's DirectX updated to the version 9.x disconboobulated
    the MPG thangy
    I must have read you wrong. Dx has zero interest in discombobulating any
    MPG decoder - what was your point?
    Which is cool. MPEG or MPEG2 codec management totally sucks. Codec
    management pretty much sucks too, but at least you have a fighting chance
    there. I'm thankfully for stuff like GSpot and DxMan that give people a
    better chance these days. Good stuff.
    Right, masses of which also come through this group complaining of mmswitch
    failure or divx codec failure, etc etc etc. :) I don't disagree that
    carpet bombing the system with codecs is a great way to ensure you have
    every godforsaken codec every made. At the same time, I know even Microsoft
    shipped a codec in the past that I would never install on my system because
    it'll crash ACMEnumerate. Codecs are a dicey business. The more pinpoint
    accuracy you can get on what the user needs, the better off their system
    will be now and in the future. And by providing them with a means to fish
    (to figure out what codec they need and then how to go get it), they can
    more intelligently handle the emergence of new codecs over time. That's
    what I try to do with the #codecs link. I'm always open to further
    Huh. I thank you for the feedback. I'm always trying to become a better
    person in all areas of my life.

    I think it's hard to get a good picture of someone over the Internet or
    (especially) in quick bursts of attempted problem-solving. But that's the
    picture you draw, and I respect that.

    zachd [ms], Sep 24, 2003
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