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please read all, dont be discouraged by the long read

it all started last night when i put in a dvd with a home video on it. i couldnt

play it so i took it out and forgot about it. then i tried to play another video on

my hdd that was set at default WMA format, so when i played it it didnt play

the video, it only played the audio. so then i reinstalled divx and everything

was fine. today same thing now no matter what i do it will only play the audio.

i tried in a different computer and the video played fine. the weird thing is,

this problem only affects videos that were default windows media player. all other video for example the ones that were set as default real player the

video plays fine. i reinstalled divx, xvid, real, quicktime and windows media player and the same thing happens again and when i play the videos that were default WMA in other programs only the audio plays.


its my feeling that some codec or something got corrupted and now idk what to do
sorry for the long read, thanks in advance
Edited by Speedma11229 - 6/22/08 at 11:23am
    
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did a system restore and some other stuff and problem solved
    
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that was a temporary fix, short of reformatting idk what to do
    
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have you tried vlcplayer?
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no but i seroulsy doubt it will work since allmy videos that were set WMA default only played the audio even through winamp, real and quicktime
    
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How about download a codec pack.. K-LITE CODEC pack should be ok..
    
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already tried that, didnt do a thing
    
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Try VLC player, it has the codecs built in.

Otherwise your best hope would probably be FFDshow, and hope it fixes WMP.
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tried both, didnt fix it
    
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Restore system to earliest time possible or do a reformat.
    
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