media player crash

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sushizz, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. sushizz

    sushizz Guest

    Help me plz,

    I'm a Windows XP Home Ed. user.
    Media player crashes when I try to open a media file with>>
    File>>Open....

    When I open a mediafile in Explorer Media player plays the file and it doesn't crash..I already re-installed Windows XP and also installed the service pack but it didn't work...

    Anyone have a solution or suggestion??

    ThanX
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Are you sure it is not the file you are trying to open?
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    what mediaplayer are you using???
     
  4. sushizz

    sushizz Guest

    i'm using windows media player 8 the one that comes with windows XP...and no it's theres nothing wrongwith the files cause when i open the file in explorer the media player plays the file just fine... the problem is when i open media player and try to open a file with >> File >> open, the i get a crash in the media player.
     
  5. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    hi:

    got www.lavasoftusa.com

    download ad-aware and do the scan

    this will detect adbots and spyware that will mess with your system

    delete everything it finds

    try the files again

    if you get problems you must have downloaded a bad codec

    nimco codec pack made a similar problem for me so if you have that installed
    uninstall it and try the file again

    if it wont play but does not crash you've found the source and we'll help you find the proper codec

    please post your results

    cheers
    egghaed