Why won't videos play correctly for me any more??? Help please!!

@nelly5 (1425)
United States
May 23, 2007 10:39pm CST
Can someone please give me some advice on how to fix whatever it is wrong with computer. Well I don't think it is actually something wrong, except for maybe a setting is set wrong somewhere..okay when I try to watch a video, whether it be a music video or even a video from my digital camera, I can't see it correctly. I can hear all the sound, but the visual is bad. It is really strange, i can somewhat see the video, but it is more like watching a really bad cartoon (lol), I don't know how else to explain it, I mean I can see the outline of the people in the video, but the colors are strange, and there is lots of black. Umm, kinda like on some cable channels that have been scrammbled. I hope you understand what I am trying to explain here. If anyone understands this and knows how I am to correct this, please let me know. I have some videos from my digital that I want to watch and send to family..dang it. Thanks in advance for any help that all of you can give.
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@santuccie (3376)
• United States
24 May 07
Are you talking about Windows Media Player? I've seen this before. I'm assuming the video looks like a bunch of silhouettes colored in with fluorescent markers, yes? What version are you running? I might be able to help you.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
24 May 07
Yes, yes, it somewhat looks like how you described, black silhouettes, but colored in different spots with flourescent markers. Oh I hope you can help, if so, I would really appreciate it. I was using the newest version of windows media player but didn't like it and I went back to windows media player 9. Thanks again, and I hope you can help me fix this.
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@santuccie (3376)
• United States
24 May 07
Perfect. I had the same problem with WMP 9. I fixed the problem by installing the version 10 update. I find it slightly better organized than version 9 (easier to select specific files), while being less "chaotic" than version 11; perhaps you'll agree. I'm sure there's more than one place to download the update, but I've uploaded for you the same one I used: http://download.xdrive.com/s/035312739YAJO6Pel1MOMh3uUWfo&partner=plus Good luck!
@youless (84655)
• Guangzhou, China
24 May 07
Frankly, I don't know how to solve it. I need to see it in person so that I can figure out the method. But you can try this. Can you see these videos from another computer? If so, that can prove something wrong with your computer. Then you can simply download a software to see the videos. You can find a lot of this kind of softwares via the net. Or you can recover your operating system to see whether this problem can be solved. As to how to recover the operating system, please do it as follows: start menu--accessories--system tool--system recovery Select the date when your videos could be played from your computer Then confirm it and hopefully your problems can be solved.
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@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
24 May 07
No, I do not believe it is something that is wrong with my computer. Or, maybe I am just hoping it isn't something wrong with my computer, hopefully I just need some updates, or to change some setting somewhere..lol Thanks for the response, have a great day.
@vis3r3 (100)
• Slovenia
26 May 07
If the Windows media player patch doesn't work for you, try installing the right codecs. Codecs are applications to let you run compressed video files, and if you don't have the right codecs for the format you want to see, you'll see some strange things, or nothing at all. I suggest K-lite codec pack, which has the most used codecs: http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=3509&s=95
@mummymo (23709)
24 May 07
It sounds like a problem with the media player you are using sweets - I am assuming it is Windows Media if you can maybe you could try to reinstall it? Or use another media player? Let us know how you get onxxx