Tried it again, and same problem. This time I disabled Norton Firewall, still have Norton Antivirus running. I'm using XP Pro with SP 2. After downloading the file, double-clicked the file, M$ player came up and that was the end of my os. I had to reboot again.
I tried it again this morning with IE7 -- same results. had to reboot my computer again.
Judging from a previous thread that you had issues with some other movie file, I think it is a problem with media player or the codecs. Try VLC Media player portable, it comes with a lot of builtin codecs, and since it is portable you can use it without installing.
If that is what happnes in your case, then I think Wolfpack is right. You dont have the required codecs and windows media players err... is not a very good player and hangs up very easily when some unidentified format is being played. Best go with VLC and you should start kicking some video a**.
Also look if you have any YUV codec. (Gspot mentioned something like "MEDIASUBTYPE_YV12")
I have in system32:
huffyuv.dll v184.108.40.206 (Huffyuv lossless video codec)
iyuv_32.dll v5.1.2600.2180 (Intel Indeo(R) Video YUV Codec)
msyuv.dll v5.3.2600.2180 (Microsoft UYVY Video Decompressor)
tsbyuv.dll v5.1.2600.0 (Toshiba Video Codec)
I have asked a mod to move this thread to Tech Talk since I think that is a more appropriate place. Thanks for all your help, even though my computer still can not play that file without corrupting the operating system.
Just a thought: Maybe there's someone else with this kind of problem. Wouldn't hurt if you posted your solution here.
Unless it is "a solution" like I had for similar problem.
Any mpeg video on my system would reproduce in windows media player in "fast-forward" mode. Tried all kinds of codecs and stuff. Nothing helped.
"Solved" it by trying the "repair Windows installation" mode in windows setup program, but instead of repairing, my HD got screwed, saying "error loading operating system".
I was formating the drive, and trying to reinstall windows for a week without success. Until I got XP SP1 and finally managed to "breathe the life" into it.