Yet another sad tale of the dreaded "PC ignorance". PC people ignorant (and not willing to learn) what other options are out there. Any modern video app should be able to handle a DV Stream file (.dv file extension) with no problem. If it can't then the problem isn't with the file, but with the encoding app (read: it's time to use a different "modern" app). On a side note -- Windows Media is THE ABSOLUTE WORST streaming media format available. Horrible quality, memory and CPU hog. The reason people use it is because MS offers a complete package for authoring and streaming this crap so all you have to do is use THEIR software and click a little button and everything's great, right? Monopolies suck. - Mark On Sep 28, 2005, at 10:43 AM, James Asherman wrote: > This AVI thing is a problem in which you are not alone.