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cant open avi file with vlc anymore


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12-Jul-2012, 08:06 PM #1
cant open avi file with vlc anymore
win xp pro sp3
vlc 2.02

i asked about this error at vlc forums, but no answer. so maybe here someone knows?

i could previously open .avi files without problems.
then in windows, i changed the settings for .avi files to 'open with vlc' (because i wanted to change the icon). with folder settings.
BUT then i couldnt play avi files anymore. even reinstalling vlc 2.02 didnt help, or deleting the .avi in folder settings. other files .mkv, wmv and SOME of the .avi files seem to work ok

File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "F:\install\Dragon". (%m)
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///F:/install/Dragon'. Check the log for details.
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12-Jul-2012, 08:17 PM #2
Are you opening VLC first and then loading the files through the File menu?

Do they play in other players?
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13-Jul-2012, 06:03 AM #3
no, i double click the video file to open it, then vlc is automatically opened. i just noticed, when i open vlc, and then open file, then there is no problem! but this method is quite annoying to opening video files.

i didnt try any other video player, because they need codecs, and i dont want to install any codecs.
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