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Windows 2000 SP2 breaks DivX ;-) playback?

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 17 May 2001 0:42 User comments (1) has reported that users have been experiencing problems with DivX ;-) playback when they upgraded their Windows 2000 with Microsoft's Service Pack 2.
This seems to happen in all players that are based on default Windows Media Player (most of the players), but as one of the users pointed out in Digital-Digest's forums that by using the Good Old Windows Media Player 6 (filename mplayer2.exe, you should find it from your system) everything should work fine. Problem seems to be with new version on WMP7 that somehow breaks the DivX codec (which is based on a hacked version of Microsoft's MPEG4 codec).

Of course this story might be one of these bad "urban legends" and not worth mentioning, but who knows.

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