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why do most AVI files not play in the newer windows media player? Answered

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Best Answer 9 years ago

Nix windows media player - its garbage :P Grab 'media player classic' or 'vlc media player' - both can play almost any video file with no additional codecs necessary.

Like frollard said, get vlc. You'll probably have a much better experience out of that one.

What do you mean by "not play"? (specifically) L

it sais it has problems reading the file

I think like aiden120000 says, the new player doesn't have a codec installed that the old one did. It usually tries to download one, but try what aidensuggests.

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