no video on windows media player after windows updates!

JOHNGALT99

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after doing a windows update yesterday , when i try and play avi files on my windows media player 8 i get only audio and no video, before the update i got both anyone know how to fix this?
i am using windows xp pro




thanks
 

klah

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Do you know which updates you installed? Can you play any other video files (mpeg)?

Are any of the avi files compressed with a codec that keeps the avi extension (DivX)? Right-click on the file, select "properties" and then the "summary" tab, and it will tell you what coded was used for compression down at the bottom.

I have WINXP Pro and right now the only 3 updates I have not downloaded are "Euro Conversion Tool", "Q327405" and "Windows Media Player 9 Series Beta".

Did you download WindowsMediaPlayer v9?
Open WMP and select Help->about and the third line sould tell you the version.
 

JOHNGALT99

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all i did was download some security updates, i used system restore to go back to before the updates now my video is back
 

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