Windows Media Player won't play avi file from Digital Blue scope

jean001November 30, 2008

I can play some avi files, but not those from Digital Blue.

Have Vista & Win Media Player 11, both Home Premium (HP 8100 desktop) & Home Basic (Dell 1525 laptop) *but* neither will play avi files downloaded from Digital Blue Microscope (manufacturers Intel & Mattel).

receive error code 80040265

Have chased through the Microsoft trails to no avail.

Found site w/free fix but don't know if is "safe." It's

Can you help? What to do?

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I do not trust that site it looks like it wants to install "registry cure" that will probably scan the computer and ask for money for a fix that may not work....

See what others say and in the mean time I will search the error code in Media Player (80040265) and see what comes up..

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 10:28PM
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Can you provide a link to the avi file, I think it could be the site causing the problem they may be providing a bad file..

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 10:39PM
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It's not on a site. The video was taken with the computerized microscope named Digital Blue. (It's a "toy" scope for kids but big kids like to play, too.) The files played on the original computer when I used the Digital Blue software.

I exported the files from the Digital Blue folder then, once exported, copied to my thunb drive so that I could transfer to my computer. As I said, they won't play on my computers (both Vista) even though they both play avi files from other sources.

I also tried to convert to another format via zamzar but received error message unable to convert. (Sorry, I don't recall precise wording. Could try again if it's important.)

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 11:00PM
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I've yet to find a video that VLC can't handle...but that's just me.

Here is a link that might be useful: VLC Media Player

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 10:18AM
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