Windows Media Player does not play .avi or .mpeg video files?

I downloaded video files to the video format .avi, and then try to play them with Windows Media Player. He plays the sound for the video file, but no video. I try to convert the file to the format .mpeg, and this time that Windows Media Player says that it could not acquire a codec this file with, whatever saying he acquired a codec at the bottom of the screen. So I download the codec xvid on the internet and install it, but even in this case, the files are still playing. How can I fix it?

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I downloaded video files to the video format .avi, and then try to play them with Windows Media Player. He plays the sound for the video file, but no video. I try to convert the file to the format .mpeg, and this time that Windows Media Player says that it could not acquire a codec this file with, whatever saying he acquired a codec at the bottom of the screen. So I download the codec xvid on the internet and install it, but even in this case, the files are still playing. How can I fix it?

================================
The free VLC Media Player will play about
No matter what...

(FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
Restore point before installing software or updates)

VLC Media Player
http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/
(works on XP/Vista/7)

If you prefer to use Windows Media Player... maybe
GSpot is worth a try:

The following free utility to identify the codec you
need to read an AVI file:

Download GSpot
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/GSpot.htm
(left-click the text: "Download GSpot")
(on the next screen...
left click: 'Download [GSpot 2.70]')

You don't have to install it... just unzip the file and
GSpot.exe left click to launch.

GSpot Super quick start
http://www.headbands.com/GSpot/v26x/Quick_Start.html

If all else fails... it may be worth trying to download
and install 'one' of the following codec packs:

(FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
Restore point before installing software or updates)

* Proceed at your own risk *.

(1) Windows 7 Codec Pack
http://download.CNET.com/Windows-7-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10965840.html
(2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008 / 7)

(2) K-Lite Codec Pack (full)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/
(Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64)

(3) info on CCCP (combined Community Codec Pack)
http://www.CCCP-project.NET/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
(XP SP1 or more, Vista, Windows 7 - 32 bit - 64 bit)

And you may need to update your video driver.

Good luck...

Volunteer - MS - MVP - Digital Media Experience J - Notice_This is not tech support_I'm volunteer - Solutions that work for me may not work for you - * proceed at your own risk *.

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