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Old 09-14-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Okay so when i try to play a video file on windows media player it shows up green but i get sound. I am pretty sure it has to do with the codecs. I did have the divx codecs but that wasn't working so i tried free codecs and that didn't work either. Any ideas?
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ive had movie files that have blocks of green and blocks of the video showing...i would have said that the file itself was corrupted or "damaged" if you didn't have the appropriate codes it wouldn't have played
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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I don't get any blocks of green, It is a solid green screen but i still get audio. I don't think the files are corrupted cause every video file i try to play is like this.
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hm maybe im not getting the same problem - but i still get audio when mine screw up - do your music files work ok?
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Yeah my music files are fine, only the video files mess up.
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its probably not related at all, but what version of Windows Media Player are you using?
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Okay so when i try to play a video file on windows media player it shows up green but i get sound. I am pretty sure it has to do with the codecs. I did have the divx codecs but that wasn't working so i tried free codecs and that didn't work either. Any ideas?
You are using an Nvidia graphics card right? If I am correct their was a bug in some versions of their drivers which caused this during some circumstances.
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try using the hardware acceleration slider.
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