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media player won't play divx even if it was before xp update

by sanyam / September 17, 2004 12:03 AM PDT

ever since i last updated my windows xp i am having problems loading divx movies on my media player. it is acting quite funny as sometimes when i launch the same movie with another player then media player plays the movie. please help if you know how i could get rid of this problem.

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media player may not be your media player.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 12:21 AM PDT

With all the media players out there, for this discussion use the shorthand WMP to note Microsoft's Media Player and if you use something else, name it.

Just a FYI!! Microsoft has never taken kindly to "unauthorised codecs" and I've seem some break as WMP is revised. This is why I keep Windows Media Player Classic handy since "I have no cure" for WMP's ills. I'll supply links you can research.


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Re: media player won't play divx even if it was before xp up
by skippyd333 / September 17, 2004 12:50 PM PDT

go to and get the free player and codecs. the divx codec will intergrate with WMP. you can then uninstall the dvix player or on a p2p network search for all codecs. this is a nice program. find options under one of the menu tabs at the top of media player and select media types, then click select all. this will make media player your default player. skip

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