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09-Aug-2006, 09:10 PM #1
Angry Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files
I'm at my wits end.

I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

Please help.
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10-Aug-2006, 05:05 PM #2
Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.
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11-Aug-2006, 01:43 AM #3
Thanks, I'll do that.
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