Blank screen but sound is okay

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Harold Schmurtz, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. My main hard drive died a while back, and I had to set up windows on the
    secondary drive. I was then able to recover most of the data from what was
    the primary. One of the things I've been having problems with is my Media
    Player and other video players. None of them will play the videos they used
    to play, or even streaming videos from web sites. I get no video but the
    sound is playing perfectly. There are no error messages, ie "you need a
    codec to play this etc)

    What I've already done.

    Reinstalled my video card and drivers
    Downloaded and installed the latest version of all players
    Downloaded and installed the latest version of Direct X
    Downloaded and installed a video codec package for XP (1.3), and another for
    mpeg-2

    Now I'm stumped, and pretty damn PO'd.
     
    Harold Schmurtz, Dec 18, 2005
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  2. Harold Schmurtz

    zachd [ms] Guest

    The video codec package was a horrible idea, really. Whoever advised you to
    do that: Never listen to them again. They're just guessing wildly, and
    that's absolutely horrid advice. =) Not to mention probably illegal, since
    half of them rip my code off, for starters. =)

    Let's get back to the actual issue. You're not seeing video for anything.
    That cannot POSSIBLY be a codec problem. (Again: suggestor of "codec
    pack"... *rolls eyes*.) It is definitely a video display problem. Have you
    tried adjust your video card driver settings?
    http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html#vdriver
    That would actually be the place to start.

    -Zach
     
    zachd [ms], Dec 19, 2005
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