No video files will play after installing bf2

By Captainchaos
Jul 1, 2005
  1. After installing bf2 and a new graphics card(geforce6600) I ran bf2 without any problems. I am running the latest driver(77.72).
    After that I tried to play some mpeg1 files on windows media player. But they don't play - my comp stalls, and when I check the windows job list the cpu is maxed out at "99". So I abort the task, and everything is back to normal again.
    I tried playing the same files on winamp, and the same thing happens. I tried playing avi and divx files, and none of them work. I've never had problems playing these files, and the problem has started just after installing bf2 and the new video card.
    Oddly, I can still play mpeg 1 and avi files on a piece of freeware that I use for vjing - neuromixer pro 0.5. Audio files still play without problems.

    So - any suggestions?

    My specs:

    P4 @ 2400mhz
    1gb ram
    Geforce6600 video card
    120gb maxtor hd /7200rpm
    Mobo: asus p4pe
    Onboard soundcard
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    There may be a problem with that driver conflicting with WMP. I've read of similar problems elsewhere.

    Try opening WMP, click on Tools, then Options, then Performance, then Advanced and uncheck Use Overlays.

    Otherwise, you could try rolling back to an earlier driver version.
  3. Captainchaos

    Captainchaos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sweet. thx - ill give it a go.
  4. Captainchaos

    Captainchaos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    you were right - it was a driver problem. Thanks for the tip.

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