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Old 07-12-2004, 04:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whenever I play a video in windows media player I get these weird blocks and lines of yellow, orange, blue, and other colors in the video. I have tried looking for a solution to this problem and have tried changing the hardware acceleration in options to every setting still with no success. I even downloaded windows media player 10 beta to see if it may fix it. Still the same results. Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does the video file have only sound?
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Video and sound. The sound is fine. It's the weird displaying colors on the video. Happens with most all video formats also. Maybe .wmv's being the worst of them.
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Adam, try irfanview... it will play just about all tpes of video formats as well as being a great image viewer. It's free.

www.irfanview.com
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Old 07-12-2004, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Lone Wolf. But is there anyway to still fix windows media player? Could it be some codec I have installed?
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Old 07-12-2004, 06:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it could be your vga/agp display card problem...!
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I'm running a GeForce 4 Ti4600 card and I don't think it would be the card. I tried playing some videos again in windows media player and now they worked fine. But when I open the .wmv or whatever file format on the internet to be buffered I get those strange colors.

So now this seems to be a problem with buffering. Any buffering settings I should check?
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try playing it on a older version of wmp
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is some screenshots I took of the weird colors. The colors change different sizes and shapes when there is a big transition in the video.

http://www.ram-deals.com/images/weirdcolors1.jpg
http://www.ram-deals.com/images/weirdcolors2.jpg
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If it's acting up only with .wmv files, I doubt you could affect any repairs on it manually. Try playing it with another media viewer like the one I suggested. If the problem persists, it's mostly likely that the file itself is corrupt.
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