I dont know whats going on, i installed some codecs for dvdrip and devede and now when I play avi's all i get is a plain blue screen?

Solved. the problem was caused by something called "fping"

well at least i thought i solved it. its back again. a blue screen and fping has been uninstalled. the only thing i did was use avidemux.

I dunno what is going on, Ive found a workaround. If I have a window/instance of xine open then launch an AVI it works fine