From one of the sites I visited :
Just installing the latest version of the XviD codec over the old one won't fix the problem as it doesn't remove the old files and registry settings. You first need to uninstall all previous versions of the XviD codec and verify that the problem goes away.
They give directions to install/uninstall codecs:
Click on Start > Run...
â€¢ To install the files, type: regsvr32 filename.dll or regsvr32 filename.ax
â€¢ To uninstall the files, use: regsvr32 -u filename.dll or regsvr32 -u filename.ax
I looked in the System 32 folder and found .dll and .ax files listed
DivX.dll 677 6/9/2005 1:32 PM
divx_xx0c.dll 672 5/4/2005 6:12 PM
divx_xx07.dll 672 5/4/2005 6:12 PM
divx_xx11.dll 656 5/4/2005 6:12 PM
divxdec.ax 217 4/6/2005 4:36 PM
DivXMedia.ax 349 6/6/2005 2:13 PM
xvid.dll 416 11/25/2002 7:53 PM
xvidcore.dll 744 12/30/2005 8:10 PM
xvidvfw.dll 176 12/30/2005 8:18 PM
xvid.ax 76 12/30/2005 8:16 PM
I tried right-clicking the files> properties, but I don't know what "version" of the files I have. I thought a clue would be in the Date Modified column, so I included it.
What I see is that these files were installed sort of in clumps, over a period of time. Am I supposed to keep a diary or something?
How can I figure out which of these constitute the DivX (or XVid) codec?
And, how do I determine if a file is corrupted?
What are the other related files? Will any file related to the DivX or XVid codecs have "divx" or "xvid" in the file name?