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Using Nice Player under Windows 8

  1. #1

    Using Nice Player under Windows 8


    I have a video file with an .avi extension which Windows Media Player should play. Whenever I try to invoke it, I get the message that the file format is not recognizable by Windows Media Player and that I should download "Nice Player" to use it. I downloaded it but I am given no help as to how to install it or use it.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?

    I would certainly appreciate any help I could get.

    Thank you....

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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I find it odd that you would get a message to download a third party player. I would be very suspicious of that.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by KentBailey View Post
    I have a video file with an .avi extension which Windows Media Player should play. Whenever I try to invoke it, I get the message that the file format is not recognizable by Windows Media Player and that I should download "Nice Player" to use it. I downloaded it but I am given no help as to how to install it or use it.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?

    I would certainly appreciate any help I could get.

    Thank you....
    Try VLC media player:VLC Media Player - CNET Download.com
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  4. #4


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    I have never heard of Nice player. There's a Mac version but not a Windows version.

    It could be possible that the .avi is scamming you, where it is not really an avi but something that pretends to be a video file and directs you to that virus to install it.
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