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Help- Green screen on internet videos

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  • Everytime i try to view an internet video through windows media player(Yahoo, maniatv, ect.) i can hear it but the screen is green, sometimes blue. Can anyone help?

    -Jen

    Thursday, March 08, 2007 11:43 PM

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  • I finally found something that helped me.  I went on WMP , went to tools, then options. Then click performance. At the bottom it should say something like video acceleration, and click Restore defaults and change it to None. Hope it helps.

     

    -Jen

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 5:40 AM

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  • I also have this problem - anyone have any advice?

     

    I've tried reinstalling WMP, stopping WMP from using overlays, reducing my hardware acceleration...

     

    Help!

    Friday, March 16, 2007 8:48 PM
  • God whats happening here. I have the same issue and i have just done a complete reinstall of windows and the problem is still there.previuosly i had uninstalled all my codecs and then reinstalled them but that didnt change anything.I was going to upgrade to the new vista. i think i will try LINUX Micro soft have not been any help after recording the problem with them they never got back to me in three weeks.

     

    Frustrated  :{

    Monday, March 26, 2007 9:54 PM
  • Argh I've been having the same problem for the last few days.  Green screen on EVERYTHING after the last windows auto-update.  Help!
    Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:25 AM
  • I also have had the same issue after a reinstall of XP. I havent seen any fixes anywhere either.
    Tuesday, May 22, 2007 5:28 PM
  • I finally found something that helped me.  I went on WMP , went to tools, then options. Then click performance. At the bottom it should say something like video acceleration, and click Restore defaults and change it to None. Hope it helps.

     

    -Jen

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 5:40 AM
  • Thanks a lot Jen! Helped me solve my green problem! *kiss*

    Friday, June 08, 2007 6:59 PM
  • tom thanks for the reply but i didnt post an answer i posted a problem.How did you fix it?

     

    Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:48 AM
  • It helped. Thanks. But now I can't switch it to full screen. Any help for that?
    Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:43 AM
  • In WMP

    go to tools > options> performance>video acceleration>advanced

    then on the left side column check 'enable full screen mode switch

     

    apply..

    hope it works. 

     

    Wednesday, August 01, 2007 4:49 AM
  • ok this is much better coz the previous solution still left some errors at the end.

    so in WMP

    go to tools>options>performance>video acceleration-advanced>digital video- drag it from large to small

     

    then below in the right column of video acceleration

    check 'enable full-screen mode switch'>ok>apply

     

    it worked well for me... hope it works for u as well.

     

     

     

    Thursday, August 02, 2007 10:07 PM
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    I have tried everything, without success, to correct this problem....I followed your steps and OH my Gosh!!! totally worked. Thanks for posting the info for all the frustrated people like myself. Smile
    Thursday, August 16, 2007 11:21 PM
  • Jen- You are the BOMB! You helped take care of the green screen problem!
    Thursday, October 11, 2007 12:02 AM
  • I have this problem too!  I just installed wmp11 (i thought I might be a bit behind) but this didn't help.  Then I tried to stop wmp from using overlays....still no luck.  What can I do???

    Monday, October 15, 2007 10:24 PM
  • alright... the same problem occured with me again and the solution i myself posted earlier is not working ... i mean it does remove the green screen but the video cannot be zoomed into full screen..... every thing disappears if i do so.

     

    this online WMP problems have now started causing problems in windows WMP as well....

    need to re-install winodws WMP bacause if changes in the properties of windows WMP can make the green screen remove  from the online WMP than its re-installation may help getting altogether an A performance both in online WMP and windows WMP.

     

    may be this is the only option left now.

     

    if anyone has a better quick solution

    please reply

     

     

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007 4:42 PM
  • This was the exact fix to my problem too.  Thanks Bluebug.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 5:42 PM
  • Guess this may help you in some way. I read it at microsoft website and thought of sharing it.

    I have also posted the link at the bottom in case u need help in any other matter.

     

     

    Q. What can I do about video problems, such as if green or pink lines appear on the video, flickering or choppy video, the Player stops responding when playing video, and so on?
    A.

    Check for updates for the driver software for your graphics adapter and Microsoft DirectX from Windows Update.

    If that doesn't solve the problem, turn down (or turn off) video acceleration by doing the following:

    1.

    On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Performance tab.

    2.

    In the Video acceleration area, move the slider to turn down or turn off video acceleration.

    Q. Why does the Player stop playing in full-screen mode?
    A.

    Make sure your screen saver doesn't move the Player out of full-screen mode when the screen saver turns on. Also, turning off the Enable full-screen mode switch feature might solve the problem. To do this:

    1.

    On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Performance tab.

    2.

    Click Advanced.

    3.

    Clear the Enable full-screen mode switch check box.

    Note that for Windows XP, full-screen controls disappear if you stop moving the mouse and the cursor is not hovering over the controls. If you want the controls to disappear more quickly, you can clear the Display full-screen controls check box (which is also located on the Advanced dialog box). Or you can use the TweakMP Powertoy for Windows XP from WMPlugins.com to adjust full-screen settings.

     

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/default.mspx

    related secion is playing music and video files

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:50 AM