Windows Media Play wont properly play.wmv files, colour is messed

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Percey

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Hey there.

So I'm having a problem playing .wmv files on my system (it's not just WMP). Everytime I play a file with a .wmv extension, the file will play, with proper audio and everything, but the colour will be messed up, almost as if the player (could be WMP, Realplayer, Quicktime etc...) is playing in negative mode. I can't fix it even with codecs. I've downloaded numerous codec packs, codecs from Microsoft, third parties, everywhere, and I can't seem to fix it. This only happens with wmv files, mpg, avi, mpeg etc...all play perfectly.

Running XP Pro

Thanks in advance
 
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well you know more than i do, but im having the same problem, some videos are green/blue/orange and very choppy, i just posted a thread with the same problem, hoping for some answers
 
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For those with Nvidia drivers, i've found the problem with off-color videos is often fixed by the Nvidia "color correction" setting described here >>

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...a+color++"windows+media+player"&rnum=10&hl=en

On the other hand, "choppy" video (and sound) can be due to a degraded IDE controller.

You can try the vbs script fix on the link below. You must right click on it, save it to the desktop or some convenient location. Run it, and give permission if prompted >>

http://groups.google.com/group/micr...a+color++"windows+media+player"&rnum=10&hl=en
 

Percey

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Yeah I don't have a Nvidia video card. I just checked it now and Im running a Radeon x6000
 
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If it's a recent problem with no obvious quick fix -- I always recommend trying a "system restore" to a date prior -- they can be undone if not helpful.
 

Percey

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No it's been happening for a while, if I were to system restore I would lose too much...:mad:
 
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You will only lose programs and updates that were installed subsequently -- no personal data -- nothing in My Documents.

As I mentioned -- they can be "undone" as easily as they are done.

Does your ATI display settings have an "overlay" adjustment that is not greyed out?
 
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