Windows Media Player does not play .AVI files

My Windows Media Player play .avi files just with sound, but without image.
In the Windows Player/ Tools/ Files Type the .avi box is clicked.  
Please what to do to play .avi files with sound & image?
I use Windows XP SP3.
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CABISConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's probably a codec issue, i.e. the avi was created with a codec you don't have. Use VideoInspector ( ) or Gspot Codec appliance ( )to see what codec was used to create the video, and then download and install it.

Or, you could download the free K-Lite Codec Pack and that will get you the most common ones.

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