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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Totalrod2, May 21, 2008.

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  1. Totalrod2

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    This is certainly a new one to me. I'm trying to watch a few videos I downloaded. RealPlayer is playing the sound, but there's no picture! Could it have some to do with my settings? Or is this a new form of DRM? They are personal movies, not copyrighted stuff. So I doubt that's the problem. But you never know. Any ideas?
    Bryan
     
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    UPDATE:
    We can definately rule out the whole DRM thing. Because I just downloaded and watched the videos on my father's computer. And he has the same OS as me (Windows XP SP2). It's obviously my computer that's causing this. Incidentally, I'm also having trouble getting my AOL media player to play video. Again, it plays just fine on my father's computer. I've tried the obvious stuff (making firewall exceptions, changing preference settings within RealPlayer itself). What else can I check?
    Bryan

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    It seems to be mostly WM files that won't play the video (only sound). Please help me! This extremely frustrating for how much I've spent on this computer.
     
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    I tried it, didn't work. Apparently alot of people have had problems with the ATI graphics card drivers (the Catalyst control center driver). I tried changing the video preset from "custom" to "home". That has worked for some people, but not for me. In the end, the simplest way of remedying this problem (without buying another graphics card) was to download VLC Media Player. By default all my downloaded videos are now automatically played on VLC. It works perfect.
    Bryan
     
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