Windows Media Player

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Scooby Doo, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo Guest

    i'm trying to play an .avi file on the windows xp media player. i've got sound but no picture. the player tries to connect to the microsoft server to download a codec but it keeps coming up with an error.

    can't the windows xp media player play .avi files??
  2. DarkSiege

    DarkSiege Guest

    Can you tell us what the problem is?
  3. Ritchie

    Ritchie Guest

    It is trying to download a codec which microsoft does not offer for download (usually some divX codec or something in that vein).

    I would try installing divX and see if that fixes the problem.
  4. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo Guest

    the problem is the media player isn't playing .avi files, something to do with the codec (or lack of one) and i don't know where, or which codec to get.
  5. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Yeah, Ritchies right, its a divx avi. PM me and I'll email you some codecs.