Virus affecting video files?

  edennorman 07:36 06 Feb 2008


I was having problems with my copy of Win Media Player 9.

The problem was with the colours, they were wildly distorted making viewing impossible.

I could not upgrade to version 11 as I run win 2000.

So I downloaded a free copy of GOM Player only to find that exactly the same problem occurs.

Does this mean I have some sort of video virus?



  [email protected] 08:42 06 Feb 2008

A few things to look at first...
check resolution settings and it is also set to 32bit colours
click here

possibly broken codec
try klite codec pack,it also has a codec tweak tool to fix broken codecs.
click here
Also have you tried updating /reinstalling the graphics driver.

  johnnyrocker 09:05 06 Feb 2008

or try vlc which plays anything not corrupted click here


  edennorman 11:59 06 Feb 2008

Hello again.

I have checked everything mentioned and downloaded the VLC player, and I still have the same problem.

Could this be a problem with my graphics card, I presume I have one? Did someone mention updating the drivers, have not tried that yet, and as I have no idea how to do this, perhaps someone has another idea?

Thank you


  edennorman 08:57 08 Feb 2008

Hello again

I have tried several players and I still experience the same problem, could it be I have some sort of video virus?


  johnnyrocker 09:10 08 Feb 2008

have these videos played ok before? if not might it be copyright protection?


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