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Windows Media Player help

by schwingrocker / April 11, 2006 10:43 AM PDT

I am trying to open a file in windows media player and a message comes up that says The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System32\AVIFIL32.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

How can I fix this?

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Windows media
by tomron / April 11, 2006 4:26 PM PDT

I searched and this is all i can find,though some solutions suggested a possible trojan.

Click HERE


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by schwingrocker / April 12, 2006 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows media

I never downloaded anything called GMAX...

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Is this file
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 12, 2006 7:43 AM PDT

an avi file?

What size is it?

There's not much information about ths error, but all I could find was this from microsoft;

If not that, maybe it's a codec problem. Google GSpot and download/run it to test the avi file to find out which codec's it needs.


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File Type
by schwingrocker / April 12, 2006 8:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Is this file

It is a wmv about 7.44 mb, but i belive i have this problem no matter what type file or what size.

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Simply. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 12, 2006 7:51 AM PDT

tell us the file extension. We can go from there. The error message could relate to a gazillion file types.

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by schwingrocker / April 12, 2006 8:16 AM PDT

If i go here
and click on the link that says If video does not play, click here to Download. it downalods and when its about to open i get the messsage. Although, If I save it to my disk and then open windows media player and go to the library and add the file to the library i can then play it.

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Ok. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 12, 2006 9:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Example

It's a .wmv file. Windows Media Viewer. I saved it and it plays. Be sure you have WMP set to play .wmv files. Open WMP, click Tools, Options, click the File Types tab, make sure the box for .wmv is checked.

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Thats not the problem
by schwingrocker / April 13, 2006 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok. . .

it is checked

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by Themisive / April 13, 2006 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Thats not the problem

Now we get to the hard part. I know what you want is wmv, and should be ok with the Windows Media Player. That being said, I have noticed that Windows Media Player 10 usually needs DivX, the latest version I have is Version 6.2.

It's a free programme and you can get it from - just follow the instructions on the page and you should be OK.

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by schwingrocker / April 13, 2006 7:07 AM PDT
In reply to: OK

Still doesnt work...

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Well maybe this is it
by tomron / April 13, 2006 7:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmmm

Click HERE

Check out the first link on this site


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