Windows media player trouble

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by audette, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. audette

    audette Guest

    I have 2 users on this machine. When I play a movie on mine I get a gray screen but I can hear the sound. But when I go into the other user it works fine. I reinstalled the divx 4 codec but it didn't help. I'm sick of having to go into my girlfriends account and to watch a movie.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    This isn't a fix... I don't even know if it will be an effective work-around. Navigate to the folder 'Program Files\Windows Media Player' and launch mplayer2.exe. It's the old classic version of Media Player... I don't know if it will pick up on the divx codec or not.
     
  3. audette

    audette Guest

    Nope, it didn't work. I'm still getting the balnk screen with audio.
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Well, aside from a repair installation (ick!), the only think I can think of is another media player. You might want to see if there's any updates or troubleshooting tips you can get from here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/players.asp

    Good luck. I hope you can find a fix.