posted on Sep, 19 2005 @ 10:54 AM
One of the easiest to use, and most reliable players out there is the VLC Player. Check it out at www.videolan.org...
I haven't come across a file it can't play yet.
Honestly the problem you're having sounds like a DivX codec. www.divx.com for the official codec. (Ususally when you try to play divx-avi, without
the codec, it just plays the sound) It's pretty common.
Otherwise, if it isn't Divx, its likely XVid, where windows media player will tell you it's a bad file.
[edit on 9/19/2005 by Kalapadea]