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Windows 7 codecs !

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  • I have installed Windows 7 x64 on my HP Pavilion dv6700 with no problems.
    Windows 7 rocks.

    The only problem that I have with the big 7 (besides IE8 taking ages to open Tabs), is that Windows Media Player doesn't play some files (.avi files).
    I thought Windows 7 was supposed to have the DivX and XviD codecs installed. I thought I didn't have to install any more codecs.

    I really like WMP and I like using it. Using it in Vista was a blast, and was able to play any video file out there (after installing a Vista Codec Pack).

    Is there a way to do this for Windows 7? Is there a codec pack out there that fixes Windows Media Player's capabilities (I have tried installing the Vista codec pack, but no luck)?

    Or is it just a problem of the 64 bit version. Should I install the 32bit version? Is anyone with a 32bit version experiencing these problems?
    I have tried playing these files in both the 32bit WMP and 64bit WMP but they don't work.

    Please Help :)
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:45 PM

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