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Solved: Opening Video Files Crashes Every Video Player

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by foltor, Oct 12, 2013.

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  1. foltor

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    I can run media players. They play FLACs and mp3s fine. But if I try to open any video file - be it avi, mpg, mkv, midi (I know, not a video format) - 'ZZZ has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution.'

    VLC is my main squeeze. Crashes.
    Uninstall, reinstall. VLC still crashes.
    New version install. Crashes.
    Nightly build. Crashes.
    So maybe it's VLC?
    Windows Media Player. Crashes.
    Media Monkey. Crashes.
    QuickTime Player. Crashes.
    Update Windows. Update drivers. Update virus/malware scanner. Run virus/malware scan.
    Everything still crashes. Every video file. Every player. Every video format. Only video files.

    Haven't downloaded or installed anything new in weeks. Was running lots of video, all day, every day, for months. Literally opened one file and it ran, opened the next file in the folder, it crashed, and no video has worked in any player since.

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    Perform a malware and virus scan.

    Ensure Windows is updated.

    Manually update/reinstall the video drivers.
     
  3. foltor

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    As unhelpful as that sounds, because if you read, I had just done those things, I did them again and now it's working. So, thanks?
     
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