Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Recently I have been coming across a growing problem with Explorer crashing while trying to view videos or opening a video folder.
This is to do with a media dll file that is clashing with video codecs or just basically becoming corrupt.
We all need video and audio codecs to listen to and watch our videos. Whether you download a music video from iTunes or just back up an old DVD to your computer.
The problem itself is caused when Windows trys to show the thumbnail of the video and then Explorer crashes.
To resolve the problem I have found that if you have videos dotted around in different folders. Rearrange the files into managable folders in a folder called Videos for example.
Then, click on the Start Menu and then select Run. In the Run box type "reg svr /u shmedia.dll" (without quotation marks) and hit the enter key. A command line window will pop up and then dissapear very fast. This just means the fix is applied.
This should resolve Explorer crashing.
After that I would then set about updating to the latest codecs. I recommend XP Codec Pack.
Click on the link that I have provided below to download XP Codec Pack.
XP Codec Pack can be installed on XP, Vista and Win 7 without running the program in compatibility mode.
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