Windows Media Player 11 displays green screen during video

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Steve, Sep 26, 2007.

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    Steve Guest

    All but a couple of my saved videos, when opened with WMP 11, the screen
    shows as a solid green. Audio works fine. Microsoft's error pops up on every
    other attempt at opening a file. I send Microsoft the error. I've tried
    everything I can think of. How can I fix the green screen issue?

    Steve, Sep 26, 2007
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    Swifty Guest

    A system restart fixed it for me. I hope you are as lucky.
    Swifty, Sep 27, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Done that plenty with no luck. I've uninstalled and reinstalled a couple of
    times. I also get errors when trying to open videos on web sites like fox
    news and cnn etc. I can't even open those kinds of videos. IE crashes when I
    attempt opening videos on web sites. At least my saved files have audio only.
    Oh well.

    Steve, Sep 27, 2007
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    philbury Guest

    I've experienced this too. They play fine in VLC media player. It's like a
    green mesh overlay.....
    Asus M2NPV-VM Nforce m/b
    1024mb RAM
    Athlon 64 3500+
    Nvidia Purevideo Decoder
    philbury, Sep 28, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Yes, a green mesh overlay. I downloaded VLC Media Player. Tried opening a
    ..wmv file. That generated the same error report, which I sent to Microsoft.
    VLC then crashed. No green screen this time. It didn't get that far. Thanks
    though for the suggestion.

    Steve, Sep 28, 2007
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    Hayt Guest

    I had this problem too, just fixed it right now. Open the play, click the
    arrow under "Now Playing" to get the options open, Click More Options...,
    Then under the Performance Tab decrease the Video Acceleration slider. Apply
    it and OK. Fixed it for me.
    Hayt, Sep 28, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Thank you so much Hayt. It worked!
    I moved the slider to the middle and now all videos are working. I'm glad it
    was that easy. Great.

    Thanks Again,
    Steve, Sep 28, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    zachd [MSFT], Oct 13, 2007
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    ES JAY Guest

    I kept getting a green screen.
    I followed steps to decrease video acceleration.
    It worked.


    ES JAY, May 7, 2008
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    kevin.rank Guest

    Just ran into a user with Windows XP and WMP. We had her follow the advicehere, to reduce video acceleration, and that fixed the problem. Thank youfor this thread! We had to reduce acceleration to 0. It seemed to help aBIT with acceleration to the middle.
    kevin.rank, Jan 11, 2013
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    stuarthill Guest


    I solved the problem without this info - thought I'd explain what I did (very simple solution without the need to alter hardware acceleration).

    I had, the day before altered the settings for the Intel Integrated Graphics display. Basically I was poking around the program supplied by Intel for the graphics display. I altered a few settings. Thought nothing of it. The next day, when i started a video in Win Media Player (the latest version in2013), the screen was almost entirely green with just a small part of the video playing in the upper left corner.

    Initially I cold not work out what was causing this - especially as it worked fine in GOM media Player. Looked on the net. Tried new codecs etc. No solution. And my hardware Acceleration could not be altered as the button wasgreyed out.

    Then i remembered that I had altered the Intel program settings. Returning these settings to the default settings fixed the issue immediately.

    I hope this helps others with this problem.


    stuarthill, Nov 16, 2013
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