Why does Explorer crash when playing or transfering a rmvb video file?

Gabriel Leung July 10, 2011

I’m using Windows XP SP3.

Recently, playing an rmvb file using RealPlayer, SMPlayer, SPlayer. etc. causes my Explorer to crash and restart. Even transferring the file will have the same result after the job is done.

  1. Anonymous
    July 12, 2011 at 6:45 am

    infected/corrupted rmvb file?
    reinstall videp codec

  2. Tina
    July 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm


    are you referring to the Windows Explorer or to Internet Explorer? Since you mention standalone players, I assumed it must be the Windows Explorer, but you ticked the Browser category, hence I was confused. Please clarify. Thank you.

    Also, is there an error message? Does it happen with any rmvb file or only with a specific one? How large is this video file