Cannot Play Divx Movies in WMP Player

March 28, 2010 at 17:53:16
Specs: Windows Vista, 3gb
I apologize if this msg already posted. I cannot find it.

I've been using Divx codec in WMP with Windows Vista for a couple of years. I'm trying to install Divx codec on a new computer. I thought I only needed the codec. The movie would play fine in WMP one time only and the next time I would get a message saying WMP did not support the file type. The files are all .avi. So I tried downloading all four components. Now the files shows the Divx icon and will play in the Divx player fine. In order to get them to play in WMP, I tried changing the default to WMP but I get the same message that WMP does not support the file type.It will play the audio in WMP but has no picture. Just to test, I tried the same files on another PC and they play fine. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Can anyone suggest what I need to do?

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March 29, 2010 at 10:09:02
Dumb codex's.

I'd download VLC (video lan client) and try that instead. It usually works. Also a portable version if you don't want a normal install at

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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March 29, 2010 at 10:35:16
Thanks. I'll give that a try. I can't believe I did it so seamlessly before. I worked all afternoon on something that should have taken a couple of minutes. I've also thought of restoring the computer to an earlier to date prior to the download and then downloading just the codec. It's so frustrating.

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