Windows Media Player
April 10, 2004 12:01 AM   Subscribe

For some reason, as of late, .avi files have been playing weird in Windows Media Player (which i'm getting a little sick of). The sound plays fine but the video starts dragging and keeps getting farther and farther behind. This does not happen with .mpg or .asf files. Is this a simple RAM problem or is something up with windows media?
posted by Slimemonster to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
.avi is a container for other formats, and it's usually the wrapped format that has the problem, so it's difficult to say.

Does VideoLAN have the same problems?
posted by holloway at 12:09 AM on April 10, 2004

I suggest you google for "Windows Media Player Classic." It's *much* better than the latest Microsoft version.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:45 AM on April 10, 2004

Kazaa Lite Codec Pack (Mega)
posted by Keyser Soze at 3:02 AM on April 10, 2004

Hey Keyser - is that an app for playing files, or does it just install a billion codecs for my current WMP installation?
posted by Irontom at 4:37 AM on April 10, 2004

Slimemonster, I have the same problem. Can't figure out what started it. HOWEVER, when I use the Divx player instead of WMP, it works fine. Go figure.
posted by katieinshoes at 12:55 PM on April 10, 2004

kateinshoes, what Divx player do you use? I also have this problem, have tried several players (including the latest version of media player classic) but haven't found one plays the .avi files smoothly without the video falling behind the audio.
posted by palegirl at 9:12 PM on April 10, 2004

Often times such problems are just incedental cruft in the audio/video codecs.

The best way to fix it is to uninstall your codecs then reboot and reinstall.

If you aren't already using the K Lite Mega pack, this is yet another reason to un/reinstall.
posted by Fupped Duck at 6:56 AM on April 11, 2004

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