Can't see video in AVI files in Windows Media Player 11
Posted on 2009-02-21
The other day I tried to play a .avi video shot with my Fuji Finepix 3800
camera and could only hear the sound. The video was black. It used to work fine.
The files were from several different folders on my computer (Windows XP Pro
SP3). I noticed that in some folders the thumbnail for the avi files showed a
still of the first frame. I think this is how it should be, or at least this is the most helpful way. In other folders the thumbnail showed a black square and in still other folders showed an icon of a film frame, like a 35mm frame with sprockets. Regardless of the thumbnail, they all only played
sound, no video.
I tried reinstalling WMP from Microsoft downloads but this didn't fix the
Any help would be appreciated. Please don't say to user another player. I like WMP and it works for other files, I just need to fix this problem with no video.
Actually I think it might be a codec problem because Real Player has the same problem.