"Even in MS Windows Explorer, when I use the thumbnail view on pages with .avi files, it crashes within milliseconds."
It means the encoding of the .AVI file or the codec used is not compatible with Microsoft's code. I've talked to softies about this and the response is "don't do that". There is a way to unregister the dll that shows the avi thumbnails in explorer but that's a poor excuse of a fix.
-> Yes. Call it a bug or limitation. Microsoft seems adament about not fixing this.
In Windows Media Player 10, whenever I used the thumbnail version of the File Library for my videos, it would crash. I overcame this problem by only displaying files in a "details" format instead of thumbnails. However, I upgraded to WMP11, and before I can change the view to "details" for videos, it freezes and crashes. The windows report says the problem is with quartz.dll and I would finally like to try to get it resolved.
I should mention also, that when I want to preview .avi videos (view video thumbnails) in other players, like Shareaza's player, the same thing happens. Even in MS Windows Explorer, when I use the thumbnail view on pages with .avi files, it crashes within milliseconds.
I have an AMD 3500+ Athlon 64-bit processor, nVidia 6800 GT card with 512MB ram, 1GB OCZ Platinum RAM (2x 512MB), 2x 500GB Samsung spinmaster harddrives with >20GB free space on each, running Windows XP.
Anyone have any ideas?