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Windows media player stopped showing video


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#1 cyberski

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:38 PM

Posted this back on 11-28 in the audio/video forum and did not get situation fixed. Was recommended to post here for help



The computer: Gateway desktop - vista home premium - WMP 11


Over the past couple days my computer stopped playing any videos in windows media player. It's always played any/all types of video files (wmv,mpg, etc..) just fine up until a couple days ago when the video stopped showing. The audio plays just fine, just no video. It doesn't matter what the video format is, and the files also play OK in winamp and/or nero showtime.
I've updated to the most recent k-lite codec packs and that didn't help. I've tried to download and re-install WMP 11 but MS recognizes that I already have the most recent player.
I've tried going into Tools -> Options, Performance tab and changing the video
acceleration down to see if that helped, but no such luck. I've also tried 2 different restore points that did not help.

Is there some way of running a repair to it? I dug around some but haven't found anything anywhere on my machine that allows me to do anything to wmp.


Also, I'm holding off upgrading to windows 7 on this machine until this issue is resolved, but do ya suppose it may get fixed during the upgrade if I went ahead with it?

Thanks...
Jim

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#2 keny111111

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:45 PM

see if this will help you out.

windows 7 comes with WMP 12 I do believe.

good luck
Have A Great Day

...........Kenny.............




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