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Green square box when trying to play downloaded Video Clip file


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#1 suvarghyadutta

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:11 AM

Hello,

When I am trying to play a downloaded torrent movie, the windows media player is opening and then only the sound comes with a green square. No pictures appear in the square. Just a plain green square. Under properties for the file it says, "Video Clip".

I updated the graphics drivers and also have the latest java updates. The funniest part is that in the same course of download there are other files which are playing perfectly. It's just a couple of them that are not playing.

Request you to please let me know how to overcome this trouble.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:22 AM

a downloaded torrent movie

It could be a number of things,incomplete download, corrupt, or malware
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:22 PM

long ago and far far away i remember seeing the green box and i believe it was a missing codec. not positive but i believe i had to install the Xvid codec to get it to work. i would try playing the file with VLC player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ as it will play any thing.

if it will not play, then it may well be what garmanma suggests.

if it will play, VLC will give you the encoding info on the file and, if you want to continue using it, you can install the right codec for windows media player

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:33 PM

Hello Caperdog,

Many thanks for your suggestion. The video played with the VLC player. Thanks to all who helped.




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