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    A few months ago, I recorded some videos in Battlefield 2142 when a few of us went on a pubbie raid. They vary from 1-4 gigs. I can view the 1 gig ones with no problems but when I click on any of the larger videos, Windows reports that a program has stopped running. (Rundle32) I also downloaded some video files as well and when I open the folder they are in, Windows Explorer stops working. Any advice for my problem?




    "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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    Re: I can't access large video files.

    Okay first off, if you're using Windows Media Player to play those files, anything over 1 GB will crash the player and result in your error.

    Try using VLC Player to play them. Once you've installed the player, right-click on the large video files and change the default program that it opens in to VLC.

    If that doesn't work or doesn't play as smoothly, try KM Player.
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    • #3
      Re: I can't access large video files.

      I can't even right-click the files without Windows Vista creating a fuss.




      "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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      • #4
        Re: I can't access large video files.

        Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
        Okay first off, if you're using Windows Media Player to play those files, anything over 1 GB will crash the player and result in your error.
        While I'd agree about using the VLC player, since it has such good codec support, and features, I would argue against the fact that WMP would crash with anything over 1 gig.

        A good many movies that I have and watch on my computer are in the 1+gig category. Also most of my full-size FRAPs captures are separated into about 3 minute portions that are each 3.90 GB in size, and have never had a problem playing them back in WMP. Sure it takes it a couple seconds longer (literally) to load then some files that are smaller, but I've never had any other problem.

        Although I would wager that Vista is to blame on Mech's particular system, or possible a caching issue.
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        • #5
          Re: I can't access large video files.

          Originally posted by PhoenixxFire View Post
          While I'd agree about using the VLC player, since it has such good codec support, and features, I would argue against the fact that WMP would crash with anything over 1 gig.

          A good many movies that I have and watch on my computer are in the 1+gig category. Also most of my full-size FRAPs captures are separated into about 3 minute portions that are each 3.90 GB in size, and have never had a problem playing them back in WMP. Sure it takes it a couple seconds longer (literally) to load then some files that are smaller, but I've never had any other problem.

          Although I would wager that Vista is to blame on Mech's particular system, or possible a caching issue.
          I had assumed he was using XP not Vista.

          As for 1 GB+ files, I've had WMP crash on me with some formats, not every format, just some (particularly AVIs with high bitrates) back when I was still on my XP machine running WMP 11.

          If you can't right-click, just run VLC, then File > Open > Browse till you find your video file > Select it, open it, and play it.
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          • #6
            Re: I can't access large video files.

            I'll try that.




            "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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            • #7
              Re: I can't access large video files.

              It didn't work, Windows Explorer keeps crashing.




              "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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              • #8
                Re: I can't access large video files.

                Might be the image preview of the video file causing your system to hard lock up.

                Try this:
                1) Open a command line window
                In XP: Start > Run, type in cmd, hit Enter
                In Vista: Start > In "Start Search" type in cmd, hit Enter
                2) To remove image preview, type: regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
                3) Hit Enter key
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                • #9
                  Re: I can't access large video files.

                  To quote the error:
                  "The module "shimgvw.dll" Was loaded but the entry-point DllUnregisterServer was not found.

                  Make sure that the "shimgvw.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."




                  "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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                  • #10
                    Re: I can't access large video files.

                    The Microsoft hotfix (see link at the top of the KB article).

                    The alternative

                    edit: I just saw you're running Vista. Hang tight.

                    Turn off preview in Vista

                    Does this work for you ?

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                    • #11
                      Re: I can't access large video files.

                      Originally posted by Dick Blonov View Post
                      The Microsoft hotfix (see link at the top of the KB article).

                      The alternative

                      edit: I just saw you're running Vista. Hang tight.

                      Turn off preview in Vista

                      Does this work for you ?

                      DB
                      It worked! Thank you so much!




                      "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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                      • #12
                        Re: I can't access large video files.

                        Originally posted by Mech__Warrior View Post
                        It worked! Thank you so much!
                        Which solution worked for you?
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                        • #13
                          Re: I can't access large video files.

                          The one I quoted above.




                          "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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                          • #14
                            Re: I can't access large video files.

                            So turning off preview in Vista worked?

                            I posted the same thing. Humph.
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