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Unable to watch any downloaded videos

By yaHzee
Sep 9, 2007
  1. Any videos i have downloaded (direct) aren't watchable, the screen is black, but i still hear the audio, any ideas for what might be causing this? Everything was working fine last week now i cant watch any videos i dled to my computer. Youtube and stuff still works though. I Use windows xp professional
     
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    1.Have you updated your ATI video video card recently ? If so, look HERE

    2.Try System Restore to last week

    3.Reinstall your media players.

    4.Download KMP media player or VLC media player.
     
  3. yaHzee

    yaHzee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've done everything but the system restore, could you help me with that?
     
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  5. yaHzee

    yaHzee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nah they arent DivX and i have all the codecs needed i never deleted any of them or tried messing around with them. It was working one day, the next day it didn't work..
     
  6. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Did the VLC or KMP play anything ? Normally they will work where all else fails.

    If they don`t work then it is possibly a video card setting as mentioned above.

    For the System Restore option - Start/Programs/Accessories/System tools/System restore.

    What type of videos are they,anyway ? wmv,mpeg,avi ?
     
  7. yaHzee

    yaHzee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    They're MP4 VLC usually works, but i only hear sound, no video...:\
     
  8. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Well then,it must be setting with your video card.

    There`s another thread HERE that tells you what I`m talking about.
     
  9. yaHzee

    yaHzee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright i fixed it and now it works, thanks.
     
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