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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by CastleHeart, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. CastleHeart

    CastleHeart Thread Starter

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    I have media player 9 on an XP platform.

    Suddenly a month ago the videos went to crap and are just pixilated mush. :mad: I played around in tools/performance I told it not to use video accelerators. That worked ! Except it will now not run fullscreen :eek: - presumably because without the accelerators it can't handle it.

    turn them back on and the video goes back to a kaleidoscope videos.

    I noticed that I can play my saved mpegs and wmv's fine - it's just the new ones that are messed and it just started. I can't believe that every vid I have received in the last 3 weeks is some new format that requires a codec I don't have. I can go back and play ones received in January - but almost all from Feb won't run with the accelerators turned on.

    I am unable to see anything different between them in their properties. Any suggestions?

    I know I could upgrade to 10 but it would be nice to identify the culprit. And besides - what if I go to 10 and it still does it!

    - Castleheart
     
  2. lawson_jl

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    It sounds like a codec issue the way you describe it. There are a number of tools that allow you to view/remove or analyse the codecs on the system. I can't recommend one off hand but maybe another member can. Have you installed any codec packs on the system before the issue started? Do you have any codec packs installed on your system at all? Most codec packs tend to mess up systems even the so called "lite ones." It's best to simply install the codecs you need instead of a codec pack.

    One that does seem to be better then the rest is the K-Lite Codec Pack. It does have tools to remove bad/corrupted codecs on your system. It's worth a try if someone else doesn't have a better sugestion.
     
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