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Windows 7: windows media player trouble

09 Feb 2014   #1
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
windows media player trouble

when using windows media player to watch a movie there are red dots in lines vertically down my screen
when i watch using vlc player the picture is perfect.
can anyone help me fix this


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14 Feb 2014   #2
ellellell1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

What type of media file are you trying to play with Windows Media Player?
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14 Feb 2014   #3
b0bl335wa993r

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zebdog View Post
when using windows media player to watch a movie there are red dots in lines vertically down my screen
when i watch using vlc player the picture is perfect.
can anyone help me fix this
what format or file extension are you throwing at wmp?
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14 Feb 2014   #4
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

tried avi files and video from my camcorder even the video sample that comes with windows.
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14 Feb 2014   #5
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Try reinstalling windows media player. May be it can work.
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14 Feb 2014   #6
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

i have already tried that have taken screenshot you can see the dots.
i have tried 4 different media players and i dont have a problem with any of them.


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14 Feb 2014   #7
ellellell1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Would you be able to post one screen shot with VLC playing a video perfectly and WMP with those red dots you mentioned earlier?

Also I'm not quite sure what is wrong with the picture above? Is it to do with those tiny dots that are vertically pointing down the screen?

I myself prefer to use VLC for playing all of my video files, but if you still want to fix WMP you could try this:

  1. If you have a codec pack installed, uninstall it. Restart your computer then reinstall it again.
  2. If you don't have a codec pack installed, you can download one from:
Windows 7 Codecs Pack for Windows Media Player WMP12 and Media Center

Note: Codecs are special instructions that help WMP play video files that you wouldn't be able to play normally. This might help you play some avi videos and some of your camcorder videos.
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16 Feb 2014   #8
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

yes its those dots they are white or red depending on the background
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17 Feb 2014   #9
ellellell1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, I'm not really sure what could be causing you to have lines/dots on your video playback in WMP.

I do have some other suggestions you could try that might help you .

  1. Update your graphics card driver to the latest version.
  2. Make sure Direct X is installed and working properly.
  3. Try disabling the aero effect (try the Windows 7 basic theme).
  4. Try watching a video at a lower screen resolution.


Any one else got any ideas?
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18 Feb 2014   #10
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

tried all that still have problem
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