Windows Media player 12 won't play .avi files

Original Title: media player 12

I have WMP12 on my windows 7 and never had a problem up to 2 days ago. Now I cannot play video files, it seems to be .avi files only. when I click on them I get a message saying that windows media player has stopped working and is looking for a solution. Some of these files I have had a while and always played them using WMP12 without problems. It will play everything else, MP4, MP3, audio books just not avi film clips, I have looked for updates, codec & add-ons, nothing helps, any suggestions

I already have VLC which I use for .mkv files but I prefer WMP it has better quality picture and sound. I downloaded the codecs from the link you gave me, (Combined-Community-Codec-Pack-2013-08-01) and installed it. Yipee it worked. Thank you so much

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Last updated October 18, 2020 Views 11,794 Applies to: