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Old 06-30-09, 02:58 PM   #1
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Well I've been using Vista for about 3 hours now and I'm already sick of it, I'm trying to open a .avi file with media player classic. Link

With XP I would select browse, select the program and use it from then on to automatically open the file, but oh no, not with Vista. It won't open with the program whatsoever. Any idea of what voodoo magic I'm suppose to work with this pos?
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Old 06-30-09, 03:08 PM   #2
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Do you have the latest service packs vamps? There's quite a few bug fixes that may help.

Also, quite a few folks use vlc or ffdshow with a good deal of success.

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Old 06-30-09, 03:11 PM   #3
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have you tried the combined community codec pack? it instals MPC and sets up all the file associations
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Well I've been using Vista for about 3 hours now and I'm already sick of it, I'm trying to open a .avi file with media player classic. Link

With XP I would select browse, select the program and use it from then on to automatically open the file, but oh no, not with Vista. It won't open with the program whatsoever. Any idea of what voodoo magic I'm suppose to work with this pos?
If you dl'd with a standard codec pack such as CCCP or whatever, you should be perfectly fine. Right click on the file, open-with and select default file association if needed but typically going that route, and selecting MPC will allow you to open the file w/o issues.

I would recommend, as others have done, to dl a codec pack and work that. Also, try downloading VLC and running the file through there in the mean-time, while you resolve your codec issue. VLC should play the file without any issues in the interim.

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What pross said essentially re: codecs.
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Old 06-30-09, 03:39 PM   #5
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1. It's not Vista

2. Use VLC Media Player

3. To set default program, Right Click -> Properties -> Change button (next to Opens With) -> Browse (lower right) -> Select the program -> Click OK/Apply

I am assuming you did that. It may be a problem with compatibility with Media Player Classic.
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oh the tragedy, i have to click "change" button

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oh the tragedy, i have to click "change" button

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Try reading next time you daft ****.
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Try reading next time you daft ****.
Sorry to derail the thread further, but Vamp you must have realized by now that people on this forum don't actually READ what get's posted. They see a few keywords and then post a bunch of crap.
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Load MPC as administrator, on the options / file types select all you want and hit apply
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Right clock browse should work with Vista fine, BUT what may of happened is the.avi filetype is messed up or missing, which can happen. You'll have to get into your control panel and into set associations (just use the search thingy to find it. It's under default programs. There you can find .avi and see if changing it there helps.

Another option is to run the media player with admin rights and see if it has options to take over itself. Probably wont work, but worth a shot.
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