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Can WMP play avi files?

Posted on 2008-10-17
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Hi, I just tried to play a video with extension .avi and Windows Media Player won't play it.  I can hear the audio but no picture.  Do I need a certain plug-in for it to work? - Thanks
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You can use GSpot (http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/index.htm) to tell what codec the file needs, look online for a codec pack, or use an alternative player such as VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html)
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Or you can simply install the K-Lite Basic Pack.Direct Link Below.

http://freecodec.com/download_soft.php?d=4625&s=95
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You might need some codecs in order for it to play AVI files. I suggest you download the DivX codec pack which is specifically for AVI files, and it will get things working (it always does for me).

http://www.divx.com/divx/windows/download/

-tigermatt
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Thanks to all.  I already have the DivX  program but I just wanted to know if WMP could also play avi files.
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Many thanks
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