codec conflicts in XP

By johnp111
Apr 26, 2004
  1. Xvid codec paks methodically crash my XP. From the 3.1 up to and
    including the 505 bundle. Microsoft has only referrals to the souce
    sites. Is there a known XP friendly Xivd .ax?
    Thank you.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    All xvid codecs for windows work with XP. The problem is with your Windows, not the codec. Have you by any chance sometime installed some codec bundles like Nimo?

    If yes, then welcome to the Nimo haters club :p
  3. johnp111

    johnp111 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, Nimo has been used and I thought uninstalled. It does uninstall? And the fdd(?) filters the AVI preview rants about uninstall, too. Thanks!
  4. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 131

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The experience that I have had with Nimo is that it makes it very hard to install any codecs outside of Nimo and that it doesn't uninstall cleanly - format and reinstall to get rid of it..

    I haven't touched that evil package for a couple of years though. Maybe things have improved by now..
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Decoding or encoding, or both? XviD has quite a lot of settings for encoding and some for decoding, have you tried changing those? Does it crash with every screen resolution / color depth?
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