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I cannot open some AVI files with Vista. Media Player says I need a codec and I've installed it. Files still will not open.

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  • wyndbrkr Apr 21, 2008

    I have followed the suggested codec installation. Locating and installing codecs is not the problem. Vista is the problem. After installing the recommended codecs Media Player gives a message that a codec is still needed. The same files open in XP easily.

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Google for free video codecs for vista. download (check with anti-virus software) then install

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Try downloading this and install it...

1. WINDOWS XP;
http://www.xpcodecpack.com/dl/XP-Codec-Pack_2.4.6.exe

2. Vista

http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5155&s=682

please update your windows media player by going to microsoft website.

install and enjoy watching your AVI movies

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I can not play avi files in my media player?


This will be a short solution. Or maybe not. Let's try.

Download the l8est audio/video codecs. I recommend the Windows XP Codecs: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm

download and install VLC player. This player plays all formats of media ! I rarely use media player.

One thing you could also try is to download and install the latest direct X redist.

Kind Regards
Stef

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