To be able to play a certain .avi file i need a VfW codec. Can i install such a codec without getting problems with the other ( divx ) codecs? When i rename the file to divx i can play the file with DivxPlayer , the avi-file is not playable in Wind. Med. Player or PowerDVD.
Yes you should be able to, but if problems persist or continue, then simply un-install.
Have you install the Xvid codec? If not, suggest you do as many AVI’s available today are actually Xvid encoded. Get it from http://roeder.goe.net/~koepi/xvid.shtml