mpeg video frozen, audio okay

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by wags2314, Feb 24, 2006.

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    wags2314 Guest

    Many months ago I started having difficulties playing .mpg files from the
    internet with WMP (.wav files are no problem). When I click on the link, WMP
    says "connecting" and then I get a frozen picture but the audio plays fine.
    I've figured out that if I again click on the link while WMP is either
    connecting or already showing the frozen picture, then the video plays fine.
    I cannot figure out how to fix this problem. I tried rolling back to
    previous versions (I'm using WMP 10) but that didn't change anything. For
    unrelated reasons I recently reinstalled Windows XP and assumed that WMP
    would then work fine. The very first time I played a .mpg file it worked
    fine but every time after that I got the frozen picture (until I click on the
    link a second time).

    Anybody have a solution to this problem?
    wags2314, Feb 24, 2006
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    wags2314 Guest

    I meant to write that .wmv files play okay (obviously .wav files do too)
    wags2314, Feb 24, 2006
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Feb 25, 2006
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    wags2314 Guest

    I tried turning off the overlay and rendering without any success. It
    appears that my DirectX is up to date. I'll try to figure out if there are
    driver updates for my video card. Thanks for the suggestions.
    wags2314, Feb 26, 2006
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