.AVI Files - No Video On New Laptop.

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  1. Scott Wong

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    I did a search but didn't find anything quite this specific...

    I purchased an HP DV9000 series notebook. Windows Vista. Windows Media Player 11 built-in. I have a few.avi files that I put on this notebook. I can hear the audio just fine but there isn't any video. Shouldn't video be playing right out of the box...?? Can anyone offer me any assistance as to how I can still use WMP11 and allow me to see video and hear audio on my .avi files?

    Help?
     
  2. Clinton McClure

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    I have an HP ZV5445 running WMP11 with no problems. Yours should have no trouble handling a .avi extension.

    Open WMP and click Tools, Options, Devices and make sure there is a display device listed.

    You could also be missing the video codec.
     
  3. Scott Wong

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    I definitely have the ''DISPLAY" listed in the devices....

    If I'm missing the video codec... any idea where I can download this codec for WMP11?? Sorry if that's a basic question... I've never had an issue with WMP before.
     
  4. Scott Wong

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    OK. I did a search for .avi codecs for windows vista and found a codec pack to install... thanks again for the assistance.
     
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    You could just download ffdshow and never give video codecs another thought.

    That's my solution, it's a lot cleaner than dowloading lots of codecs or codec packs and making a quagmire of direct show filters.
     

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