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Windows 7: Green boxes during video streaming

19 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 V6.1 (n° 7600)
Green boxes during video streaming

In youtube, daily motion and other streaming sites (cf the french télévision catch-up site I get green an black squares partially or totally obliterating the video.
It usually happens on HQ ones and if I can lower the definition on it, it usually works.
It's the same on FF, IE, chrome, comodo. I've tried using only the 32 bit version IE but that doe'nt help.

Anybody got any ideas ?

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19 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

This looks like damaged video ram to me.
That kind of artifacting is usually associated with a video processor or memory going bad.
Overheating and stress will only make it worse, which may be why lowering settings allows it to perform a little better.
My guess is even if you played standard definition for a long enough time for it to warm up the problem would appear there too.
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21 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

could just be a low performing graphics card.
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21 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Performance level isn't really a concern, I have a old laptop with crummy intel graphics and it plays video fine. It just can't do 3d rendering
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21 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Granted, you've updated your graphics driver.....
Update your Adobe Flash Player to the latest version.
Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player
If that doesn't work.....while a video is playing, pause it.
Right click on the video, select Settings and Display.
Uncheck the "Enable hardware acceleration" box.
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