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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Johhhhn, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. Johhhhn

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    Windows media player and some web streams I can get sound but no picture. Any advice please? Thank you.
     
  2. Growly

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    It's likely you don't have the correct codec for the stream/file. Try downloading and installing a codec pack. They usually contain the most common codecs but if the files you are using have an uncommon codec, you may have to do some more digging.
     
  3. Johhhhn

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    Hi mate, thanks for your reply.
    I`ve downloaded all in one codec packs but the picture is still the same! I thought I may have changed a setting somewhere on my PC but I can`t find the problem. Also I checked my security to see if was being blocked but that seems ok. :(

    Cheers.
     
  4. Johhhhn

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    Has anyone else experienced this ?
     
  5. bodhost.co.uk

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    May I Know which Media player version you are using
     
  6. Johhhhn

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    It`s WMP version 11 but also Sopcast will not show picture and some movies hosted a stage6.
     
  7. ank

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    I had a similar problem and instead of downloading codec packs, I switched to a light, integrated media player with universal playback capabilities. I think a great example of this (and my favourite multimedia program) is VLC player. You can download it as a setup file or a portable app (which I like more!). Just google either VLC or VLC portable.

    If your playing a stream in WMP and there's no picture, my GUESS is that the file you are trying to play is encoded in some kind of AVI format; a certain kind of DivX, Xvid or something.... I download ffdshow for an AVI file that I tried to play once, but the infamous ffdShow program didn't have the codec I was looking for (AVI H.264) - I tried playing the file with VLC portable and to my surprise it worked.
     
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    OOOH Stage6 - download the divX web player or use VLC portable (sorry didn't read entire thread)
     
  9. bodhost.co.uk

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    Have you checked the format of the file which you are playing in WMP
     
  10. Johhhhn

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    Hi ank, I`ve just downloaded VLC Media Player then opened a media file in VLC and again the audio is there but no picture.
     
  11. Johhhhn

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    Type of file in properties is Windows Media Audio/Video file
     
  12. bodhost.co.uk

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    Reinstall your WMP because I think it is a internal error
     
  13. Johhhhn

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    I`ve downloaded a DivX player and the same happens No picture. The file is nothing special and it plays perfect on my parents PC.
     
  14. Johhhhn

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    I already have reinstalled WMP.
     
  15. Johhhhn

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    As the problem is not just isolated to one media player I`m wondering if it could be something to do with my graphics driver !! But I have`nt change anything.
     
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