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Enedwaith

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In the past, I have used WMC to record some television programs. It's been many months (perhaps over a year) since I've used WMC, but tonight I went back to view some of those old recorded programs. I found that WMC will display the videos' information correctly and will play the audio of the videos correctly, but the video itself is simply a black screen. I tried some of the sample videos that are loaded with WMC and they too will play the audio but not the video.

I suspect there's a codec issue here, but need help understanding what to do.

Possible related issues: Not sure it these are related, but there are 2 other issues I am aware of. First, my browser will not play embeded video (audio yes but video is black just like WMC). I can view YouTube clips from the main site, but never embedded video. Second, the most recent security update for .NET 1.1 SP1 will not install. I just get an error code 643.

One last note, I did upgrade my video card a year ago and can't remember whether I ever used WMC after that change. Could the problem be related to this?

Can you help?
 

Enedwaith

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Ok downloaded the newest catalyst package with drivers. No change. There is no picture to my WMC videos.
 
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First, my browser will not play embeded video (audio yes but video is black just like WMC) <<< video embedded into a browser is supported by the engine used for playback. In most cases, it's Flash. But can also be Java or WMP. Test with a different browser, and ensure the player is up to date (ie: Flash or Java).

Second, the most recent security update for .NET 1.1 SP1 will not install. I just get an error code 643 <<< Uninstall .NET, reboot, and reinstall...and then patch

Video issues can be the video drivers, issues with DirectX, or the player itself.
 
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