I've installed the DivX codec on my computer. I can play those files just fine in Windows Media Player. But when I tried it on Windows Media Center it crashes out. How can this problem be fixed?
NOTE: My OS is Vista Home Premium 64 bit (x64).
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Install the Vista Codec Package 5.4.2.
You really shouldn't install the divx stuff or those K-Lite codec packs.
Just install the ffdshow-tryouts, this will decode all the video and audio you'll find.. For the support of MKV you'll have to install a directshow source splitter such as the Haali Media Splitter. These two will fix 95% of your problems.
The only codec pack which would do more good than bad is the CCCP, this one is recommended by the Matroska team (MKV/MKA designers) and I've used it once, and doesn't contain the usual codec pack junk.
Media Control Plugin will fix that.
If adding codecs like John has suggested does not work, you could try applications that work with their own codecs like SMPlayer and VLC.
Molly's comment and my reply).
You could also check the codecs installed on your system that match with the DivX file you intend to play.
This can be done with Gspot v2.70a. It will check integrity of the Divx file you want to play and
also check if you have necessary codecs installed in your system to be able to play it properly.
If this suggests your file is fine and codec's are installed for it,
the problem should be your Media Center installation
(which is my guess since WMP is playing the file;
But, its good to verify).