Video files crash Windows Explorer (and desktop)
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:04 AM
Internet research has found reference to this behaviour when in thumbnail view for which a suggested solution is to revert to detail view, But, perversously, it is the other way round for me - ie the problem is in detail view! Also it does not seem to be a problem in third party exploreres.
This behaviour seems to have coincided with the aquisition of a video capture decice (EasyCAP - yes, I know!) and experimenting with various capture softerware - uLead, AmCAP and NCH Debut - and video processing apps such as VirtuakDub and Format Factory (It's quite a challenge finding a successful combination of these to capture, which is restricted around 4:3 from a 16:9 tv, in a suitable format to be reproceesed to the correct resolution - but that, itself, is not the subject of this post).
Edit: As I write, WE is behaving but I haven't connected the EasyCAP nor launched any of the aforementioned apps so that could suggest a focus for investigation but, even if any such combination does proove to be the culprit, would still be interested to know by what mechanism - something to do with codecs perhaps?
[WinXP sp3, dual-core cpu, 2mb ram]
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:16 PM
for test, I'd uninstall any codec pack you have
and then install VLC player (you say you have it), set it as default player for ALL videos
and see if it still happens
it would also be helpful to post event viewer error logs when that crash happens
This post has been edited by vinifera: 06 February 2013 - 07:17 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:04 PM
As for codecs, I haven't knowingly installed any packs and none show up in add/remove. However, GSpot shows 231 installed of which about a third have low merit.
I guess I'll just have to blunder about - methodically of course! And will try associating more formats with vlc.
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