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    Windows Media Player 11 on Windows XP Pro SP3 appears to not be able to play AVI files.

    The AVI file I'm trying to play is 24 bit MS-MPEG4 V2 video compression.

    DLd the Xvid, Divx & FFS codec packs, but no go.

    Any suggestions for a Windows codec that will work for this MS-MPEG4 V2 AVI file?

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    Information about the Multimedia file types that Windows Media Player supports
    It's possible that your player is broken. Have you tried to reinstall?

    Personally I prefer the VLC player, plays just about anything and is rock solid stable in XP.
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    Hi, Clint ~

    Removed & reinstalled Media Player 11, moved back to 10, then back to 11. AVI files cannot be played in any of them & all other media files play OK. The sample AVI file in the MS link you provided played the audio, but did not render the video & instead displayed the standard error message.

    Divx & Xvid codecs did not resolve the issue, but I need to try the Cinepak & Indeo codecs.

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    Several years ago now, at the insistence of my Software Guru, I downloaded and installed the KLite Codec Pack FULL.
    It supplies all the codecs that Media Player needs to play just about every audio and video file out there.

    I've used no other player since then, and I was glad to delete Real Player, Quicktime and several other players.

    Codec packs are like AV data files.....they need to be updated on a regular basis.

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    Bruce, If you go for the K Lite Full as suggested by Dr Who, it will give the option to set up for WMP or Media Player Classic Home Cinema. I've used MPC for ages and its played everything without the need for any changes except one.
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    Used the K-Lite full as suggested by Dr Who, but the MPC displays the videos in such a way that almost look like partly-colorized B&W film or appear like negative film images.

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