Disable explorer "reading" AVIs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by crono_logical, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. crono_logical

    crono_logical Bird Eater

    Is there any way to stop Explorer "reading" avi files when I click them, so I can copy/move/delete them immediately instead of waitng for explorer to (I assume) read the entire file to get it's properties?
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    What do you mean reading them, actually playing them. Playing them takes a double click.
  3. Skwowwy

    Skwowwy Guest

    I've got that too. Especially when the view is in Details. Explorer reads all movies to get their properties such as duration and resolution. The CPU goes up to 100% everytime.

    I've removed the duration and resolution tabs, but the CPU still goes to 100% when I have a window with those AVIs open, just not as long as it used to be. :D It's better than nothing. :p
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    1. Open up regedit
    2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
    3. Delete the "Default" value which should be "{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}"

    always backup reg first
  5. crono_logical

    crono_logical Bird Eater

    ooh, nice speedups on handling AVIs :p Cheers :p

    *goes to "modify" the entries for other problematic extensions* :)