avi used to play audio/video and now only plays audio

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by KF, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. KF

    KF Guest

    I have a .avi file I watched several times on XP with SP 2 .. After I
    installed SP3 the .avi file would no longer play the video but will play the
    audio. I have a laptop with Vista Home and used WMP and played the .avi file
    without any problems.. the audio/video played fine. Has anyone else had this
    type of problem or know what can be done to fix it?

    KF, Jan 7, 2009
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  2. KF

    KF Guest

    I ran GSpot v2.70a and there is not a '4CC' box in the video section.. there
    is a c,S box and in that box it says codec: XVID name: XviD 1.2SMP and
    underneath 'codec not installed'

    what I wonder is what happened to the original codec? as it used to play
    just fine..

    so is this Xvid 1.2 SMP codec the codec I need to search for and find? ...
    if it is, then many thanks.. strange little contraptions, these

    KF, Jan 7, 2009
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  3. KF

    KF Guest

    hey Neil.

    I download and installed DivX7 and everything works just fine.. I'm guessing
    when I installed SP3 the original codec was deleted or overwritten or maybe
    just didn't like SP3.. oh, well, life goes on.. thanks for your help and
    pointing us to solutions........

    KF, Jan 8, 2009
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