Recently, I went through a string of computer problems and recently resolved them (as far as I know), but that was through re-installing Windows XP. I went through the steps a few time because I was very confused about how I was supposed to be doing it, but now, I have re-installed it and eventually downloaded drivers so that I would have audio, video and networking back.
However, now that I have tried to play video files (MKV so far, at least), I've had some trouble. The videos have slight pixelation all over; mostly in the form of colors along the lines of what would be a square/pixel. I can't open MKV files in WMP still, so I used VLC like I did before the re-install. I've tried changing the (video) preferences/settings in various ways and nothing has helped, and even downloaded MKVPlayer and tried there, but it plays the same.
With streaming files, the videos play well and when I take screencaps in VLC, the image is perfectly clear and nice quality. I'm not sure what I've done or need to fix. I can only guess that maybe I've downloaded the wrong video drivers or that I don't have everything I need? I've done as much research as possible, but I have no clue about what to do and no more answers or details.
As of last night, I tried to play a different mkv file that played quite well, actually. It was still fairly pixelated on some scenes, but without the distinct colors/lines and in general looked clearer.
The other videos still play heavily pixelated and somewhat unclear, but I don't know why there'd be such a difference in how they play back. (Also, the files that I am having trouble with played very well on my computer before, whereas I have never played the new files before last tonight and today.)
Edited by Mar C, 29 October 2012 - 06:45 PM.