Windows Media Player problem

By justinone
Jul 26, 2006
  1. every time i go to play a movie on media player or Divx, nothing shows up. i can hear the audio playing but there is not image on screen. all this happend since i reformatted my pc a dew days ago. anyone know why i get this?
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,118

    Uninstall Media Player and Reinstall it.
  3. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    And install some good codec packs.
  4. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Posts: 244

    Hello! had the same problem some time ago and find out that WMP doesn't play AVI-DIVX files by itself, it needs a codec to work with this kind of files, it could also be fixed by installing some DIVX player and WMP will also use those codecs to play same AVI files, BTW also keep the WMP up to date to ensure compatibility. you can download divx codecs here good luck!
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    This problem is most likely not a WMP problem but a codec problem as has been hinted to. I HIGHLY recommend AGAINST codec packs - just grab the codecs you actually need. An easy way to tell is to pass your file though an app like g-spot which you can grab here: and see what audio and video codecs the file uses. Most likely you just need to install the most recent version of divx from and all should work again.
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