video file with .avi extension

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    can't open video file with .avi extension on surface
     
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    You might try this add-on codec package (maybe there's another one that's better) or you can install something like VLC video player? Just be cautious if it asks about adding/changing search engines or including other "junk".

    Media Player Codec Pack for Microsoft Windows
     
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    Mediaplayer codepack won't play on my surface rt. Tried several apps from store, including free vlc, no joy.
     
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    Probably due to the RT's OS...I'm assuming the codec packs are probably only compatible with Windows Media Player running on a full Windows OS and not Windows RT. I'm sure there's something out there to resolve video playback on RT, although...
     

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