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Weird green stuff when watching video

By marinkvasina
Apr 2, 2011
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  1. Soo i wanted to play an video on my pc i mean watch it
    and when it started playing i sow no translations (text in my language)
    and i sow some Weird Green lines on the left side of the screen
    it said like what kind of video file it was
    and some weird numbers
    and help?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,942   +167

    Make sure you have the latest Adobe Flash, Shockwave, and Sun's Java installed. Also make sure you have installed all the Windows Updates and service packs for your computer's operating system
     
  3. davidherrick

    davidherrick TS Rookie

    try checking your cables it sounds to me like you have a bad cable from your vga from your computer to your monitor . try wiggling your cord?.best of luck

    also try unpluging your vidio card 4 or 5 times to clean the contacts and then reconnect the monitor to see if that helps. best of luck
     
  4. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    Ill try both of your answers
    but the funny thing is
    everything on the pc is normal
    only that happens when i watch videos..... maybe its the codec which i read somewhere?
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,942   +167

    "only that happens when i watch videos..... maybe its the codec which i read somewhere"

    What kind of videos? YouTube or others?
     
  6. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    ehm not sure on youtube videos ill have to check that....
    i got the show called Prison break
    and i play it with windows media player and i have that green stuff
     
  7. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 616

    1. How "large" is the green stuff? Is it covering like 5% or 25% of the screen?

    2. What kind of video format are you trying to watch? i.e. is the file's name like "prisonbreaks1e4.wmv" or .avi and so on...

    Because if it is in .mp4 (mp-format), the green stuff might very well be a failed update of that specific area in the movie-file. This is partly how the .mp#-codec works.

    We'll have to get back on that if the format is a mp#-format.

    3. Does this happen to all movie-files?

    If it does, then it's probably not the codecpack.

    Finally, provided you have more than 1 media player (if not; ignore question #4).
    4. What Media Player does/does not show this problem?

    This can also happen in YouTube-videos by the way.
     


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