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    Angry AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    Sometime since upgrading to media player 10 the AVI files my digital camera creates have stopped playing correctly.
    The file plays with no error messages but the video is just black. The files play ok on the camera and on my work pc with media player 9.
    I have tried 3 pcs running MP10 - none will play these files, and neither will anything else once MP10 is installed.
    I tried contacting Fujifilm to no avail. the camera makes MJPEG type avi's

    Help anyone??

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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    You could try reinstalling WMP 10
    I believe no problem is so large or so difficult that it can't be blamed on someone else.

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    Thumbs up Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    You could, but try and find out what codec the camera uses, WMP 10 might not have that installed, if it is not find where to DL it then install it.

    Try another media player even.

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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    just to clarify, MJPEG = motion JPEG, microsoft says the codec / filter is part of DiectX9. can't see how re-installing would help as 3 different machines have the same problem. Have tried several programs to play files without any luck. also tried to re-encode to a diff format, but that software obviously uses directshow to decode the picture as well, because it didn't work either. Tried downloading some trial MJPEG codec - made no difference

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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    I would suggest microsofts web site 1st as you should for most MS queries. I sounds like a codex issue to me and MS has a big FAQ list on most of their products.
    To reinstall codex, check here 1st

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...ecs/video.aspx
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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    Have you checked that the option is ticked in wmp......
    open the player...go to tools...options...file types..

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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    File types wont matter if it can be opened in WMP and played in it too.
    The best solution is to try another media player that has the specific codec support or at least download the proper codecs to read.

    I suggest getting the terribly named GSpot Codec information appliance Also, check if your camera came with a software cd, since it might come with a codec package.
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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    I appreciate the suggestions, although some of you seem to miss the point.
    I supposedly have the right codec, MP9 used to play the files just fine, MP10 still plays the files without any error messages, just doesn't display a picture. All GPOT tells me is what I already posted, that it's a MJPEG file, in fact the lastest version of Gspot even previews the file perfectly.

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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    Try the knowledge base at Microsoft.com or FAQ's as I suggested.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...layer/faq.aspx
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    Default Re: AVI files from my camera won't play in Media player 10

    Have you tried playing them in a different media application such as QuickTime?

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