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#1 nmdamgud

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 05:24 AM

i'm a bit confused (yeah, i know..what else is new?)

i can't view any videos. i've updated to media player 10..didn't help. i've been told it's got to do with my video card..great..that's greek to me. where do i find this..how do i check it...etc???

as usual...HELP!!!

and i'm SURE this doesn't belong here, but i hate to flood the boards..and i've looked around, but haven't found what i'm looking for...should i dl this new msn beta anti-virus program???

thanx, guys...you KNOW i love ya! :thumbsup:

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 11:36 AM

Just to eliminate the obvious, are the file extensions WMP type? Are you saving the videos to your hard drive and then viewing them? Did you check the size of the video you are trying to view?

The other question is, I think, more a matter of opinion than anything else, and I will give you mine. Beta programs are just that, ready for public testing, but not absolutely a finished product. There are differing opinions about the product, so until the verdict is in, I would seriously adise you to continue using whatever application you have now, or using one of the more well-know AVs. Until MS is willing to provide prompt updates to the virus definitions, I would hesitate to use it.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 11:41 AM

Well, if you can view your screen, then it's probably not your video card. It has to do with the way that WMP 10 decodes the video.

If you can post how you're trying to view your videos, we can see if it's WMP or the codecs.
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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:29 PM

You could try using VLC. It comes with its own codecs so you don't have to worry about not having them and it will play almost anything.

Edited by HuckerJ, 21 January 2005 - 12:30 PM.

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#5 nmdamgud

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 06:50 PM

we have tried DivX, as well as realplayer and quicktime. it doesn't matter WHAT the application OR size is..i get a fuzzy screen that looks like an undeveloped film (are any of you OLD enough to remember that???). it also doesn't matter if i visit a site, get it in my email, or dl it to my hard drive. my son describes it as..."it looks like a rainbow raped the screen"....the colors ARE bright....lol

it's VERY frustrating. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 08:57 PM

ok, i found an update at the site for my video card..said something about reading videos with an "S2" chip..did the dl for windows xp. i still can't see videos to save my life. doesn't matter if they come attached to email (yes, i'm careful..lol)..or whether i open them into a temp file or save it first to my hd. the sound is perfect...just can't see the video!


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