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I've had this problem for a long time now and many others have been plagued by it. Just google "windows explorer crashes around videos" and you'll see pages of this problem going unanswered. Basically what happens is windows explorer crashes with a "windows explorer needs to close" box the instant you enter certain folders with videos inside.

I've finally figured out how to fix this annoying problem for good. The fix:

1. Do you have the K-Lite Codec Pack installed? If so, go to C:\\Program Files\\K-Lite Codec Pack\\filters and remove the "vsfilter.dll" file. I cut it and placed it somewhere else as a backup.

2. If you do not use the K-Lite Codec Pack, Start>Search for "vsfilter.dll". Cut the file and place it somewhere else on your drive as a backup.

This vsfilter.dll is used by the VOBSub codec but I've experienced no problems at all with it removed from the codec.

Enjoy!
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Yer I had this problem back when I used XP, vsfilter.dll also comes with 1 of the nero programs, showtime I think, thats what I was having the problem with.
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You could always stop using weak codec packs and only install codecs you actually need. Or better yet, move to a better media program.

VLC and mplayer for example.
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You could always stop using weak codec packs and only install codecs you actually need. Or better yet, move to a better media program.

VLC and mplayer for example.
K-Lite is far from weak. I've never had 1 video mess up after using it. I also prefer WMP Classic with a lot of codecs. I use VLC too.. but rarely.

Also, this problem is not ONLY caused by K-Lite.
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I like VLC player a lot, the only thing it cant play is real media. i dont use the legit real player anymore. I use Real Alternative and it uses Windows Media Player Classic. much more simple..
anyway, to the problem, I never had that problem.. so,,.yea.
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Yes, google around for a bit. K-Lite codec pack installs multiple codecs you most likely never use.

It's always a better idea to install only the codecs you need and use your program of choice. Things are much easier that way.
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