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WMP 12 crashes when playing .avi, tried everything.

Discussion in 'Software' started by DustinJSanders, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. DustinJSanders

    DustinJSanders Private E-2

    OS: 7 pro, 64bit
    WMP version: 12.0.7601.17514

    Ok, I'm stumped. Windows Media Player crashes 90% of the time when I try to play a .avi file. (I say 90% because there are a few .avi files that it will sometimes play. I can't find any discernible difference between the files that it will play and the files that it won't play.)

    It WILL play movies from a dvd, and it will also play audio files. I've tried installing new codecs from
    but no luck. I'm on the verge of just trying to uninstall wmp and reinstall it.
  2. DustinJSanders

    DustinJSanders Private E-2

    Log Name: Application
    Source: Application Error
    Date: 1/25/2012 11:48:59 AM
    Event ID: 1000
    Task Category: (100)
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: MAD1WSN064
    Faulting application name: wmplayer.exe, version: 12.0.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7a485
    Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17725, time stamp: 0x4ec49b8f
    Exception code: 0xc0000374
    Fault offset: 0x000ce6c3
    Faulting process id: 0x1040
    Faulting application start time: 0x01ccdb8136223ecb
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
    Report Id: 79f23f42-4774-11e1-ba28-c80aa92fb65e
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Application Error" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-01-25T16:48:59.000000000Z" />
    <Security />
    <Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe</Data>
  3. Nick T

    Nick T MajorGeek

    I would try a rollback(uninstall) and try the version that is there before you reinstall.

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