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Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by monkeybutler, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. monkeybutler

    monkeybutler Thread Starter

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    I'm at my wits end.

    I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

    I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

    I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

    I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

    It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

    I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

    Please help.
     
  2. MysticEyes

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    Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

    Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.
     
  3. monkeybutler

    monkeybutler Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll do that.
     
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