Avi Videos Will Not Play On Vista


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All my avi videos were fine on HP and with XP before I installed vista and since installing vista none of the vidoes will play any longer. I get a squiggly line and sound but no videos playing.

Guest Says:
This is because Windows Media Player downloads codecs but normally only the codecs for WMV. If you can convert avi to wmv then thats the simplest solution as wmv videos never have the codec problems. You can also fix this problem by installing virtualdub software, its a video editor but once you install it all your avi videos will play again even on windows vista.

Guest Says:
It seems to be getting harder and harder to play videos on Windows systems if the videos are not wmv types. I can't complain about wmv though, its very good quality with very good compression ratios, I've converted some old MPG and AVI videos to WMV and the resulting size in about 25% of what the original video was, and the video quality is still good even with the much smaller size.


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