So a couple months back I started having a problem with video files on my PC. But before I dive too deep into specifics, I'll list the video sites that do not lock up my PC: YouTube, Google Video, and more of the sort. Just about everything else though causes the following problem.
I have a video file here. I right click for a preview using PicaView (or double-click to open Windows media player, realplayer, ect) and almost instantly everything starts locking up. My computer is almost unaccesible at this point, and only during quick, maybe 2 second spazzes my PC has where I can move the mouse, execute programs and so forth, can I do anything about closing the file so my PC unlocks.
Usually, if I'm browsing around, say on Myspace just for example, I open somebody's page and they have the video on autoplay. Everything will start locking up, if I was listening to music it will start skipping, much like the sound of clicking your tongue 100 times fast. I'll slam Ctrl Alt Delete 50 and a half times before it pops up, and eventually close the firefox process.
I am unsure of the problem here, I have tried closing as many programs as possible before opening said video files, I've also tried several media players. no go.