AVI WMP 11 Vista Problems
I am having problems watching some WinZipped AVI Videos I downloaded recently.
I use WinZip 11.2 and I run it on a 32 bit Windows Vista PC.
Recently, I bought eight Warm-up Warrior videos from
subliminalhealthfitness.com (I used
Windows Media Player 11 to play the videos)
and started to watch them without permanently extracting
them from their compressed form. In other words, I used Win Zip to
'unzip' the video files every time I wanted to view them. Even though
this was time consuming, the quality of the videos was excellent, and
I did not have any difficulty viewing the files. However, this all
changed five days in when I decided to decompress all of the files
using WinZip's Extractor: most of the extracted files became unwatchable (the
rendering of the affected videos was so bad, I could not identify what
I was watching anymore) and the files that were watchable had a
muddy, off-colour look to them.
When I went back to the compressed files and opened them using WinZip,
all of them had the exact problems their extracted counterparts had. I
tried rebooting and turning my
computer on and off. The problems remained. During this time
Windows Media Player crashed
(after I had closed one of the Subliminal videos I was watching)
and the Microsoft Recommendation was for me to install performance
When I attempted to do so, a window popped up stating, 'This update
does not apply to your computer.'
In my frustration, I deleted all of the zipped and extracted files and
fresh copies of the zipped files. When I opened them and ran them
using WinZip, they were all
unwatchable. Could there be a problem with the way WMP is running the
files? What do I do to find this out? More importantly,
what is the problem and what are the possible solutions to getting
these (extracted) files to run properly? Stand alone player suggestions
appreciated, as well.