How can I stop XVids from automatically shutting down video players when I open them.
July 25, 2004 8:03 AM   Subscribe

Some XVids automatically shut down the video player when I open them (no matter what it is - Bsplayer, Win Media Player), but not all of them. I tried uninstalling all codecs and only reinstalling Xvid, but it did not work. What should I do?
posted by Masi to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Use VLC?
posted by ascullion at 8:13 AM on July 25, 2004

It works fine for me in WMP 9, also works fine in Media Player Classic.
posted by riffola at 8:44 AM on July 25, 2004

Masi, I feel your pain-- I used to get a crash from only certain Xvid-encoded avis, but not all of them. I've been using the K-Lite bundled Media Player Classic., and I haven't yet had a problem with it.

My Gameshark Media Player also has that trouble. Does anyone else find that it sometimes hangs when viewing Xvids? My solution right now is to re-encode to Divx using Virtual Dub, and I would like a solution that isn't a super-huge PITA.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:15 AM on July 25, 2004

My clients laptop did that too. Reinstall your video card drivers, reinstall Direct X 9.0b. (Yeah, your card may not need it but certain commands from your video player use it)
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:38 PM on July 25, 2004

Also download ffdshow-20040718.exe . ffdshow: video decoder that supports Xvid, Divx, etc. but is way more efficient. No loss of quality, and plays back smoother than any standard codec.
posted by Keyser Soze at 12:40 PM on July 25, 2004

One more thing: Reinstall kazaa lite codec pack first, and at the bottom declick "disable ffdshow filter", then install the ffdshow filter.
posted by Keyser Soze at 1:12 PM on July 25, 2004

ffdshow was also my suggestion, although I might have suggested one of the older builds first (like the one on sourcefourge). The newer ones have been eating more CPU for me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:39 PM on July 25, 2004

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