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Video discoloured and distorted - Codec needed?


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TheRomingRoman

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Okay, for a while now I've had messed up video picture. It doesn't matter what I use.. Windows Media Player, DivX player, Realplayer.. I've tried everything. They are all in whacked out colours and slightly distorted. The only video that shows up clear is when I go to YouTube or Google Video or something similar and watch videos there, so I guess Flash player works just fine for me.

Please help me find what I need to do to clear up my videos, I'm tired of ignoring the problem and not being able to watch all my clan gaming videos.

Oh, and on that note, all videos in games are perfectly fine, so it's not affecting that.

Please ask if I can provide some more information to help you guys help me.
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hmmm U tried VLC PLayer?? If no then try it

Also install the codec pack

Download K-Lite mega codec Pack
www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm
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Well I downloaded the codec pack you said to, but no change. :whistling:

Same with the VLC player, it's still just as discoloured as with any other program.

Please keep helping.. T.T
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Try updating ur Display drivers
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Hrm.. I'm looking around online but I can't find anything to specifically tell me how to update display drivers.

Could you please either send a link to a page that explains it or give a short run through yourself?

Thanks for your time
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do u have any graphic card?? If yes then download the latest drivers for that

Otherwise jus right click on my computer and then click on Properties

Then go to hardware tab . Then click on device manager

After that find Display Drivers and then right click and select update
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i have exactly the same problem....have tried every [bleep] thing u mentioned but no change.....
this problem in irritating...please giv some solution...
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Hello mauve and welcome to G2G!

Download G-Spot, unzip it, run it, open the file in G-Spot and it will tell you exactly which codec it needs.

http://www.headbands...v26x/index.html
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Hello Zeus....
Gspot tells which codec a particular file needs and i had another software called videoinspector for that....and for all the videos i played it said i have the codec but when played it was distorted or blurred....
Thanx for that piece of help can u guide me further on how to solve my problem.
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help *cries*
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What codec does it say it needs?
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it says i have all the codecs....and man this is the problem with every video but not with gaming videos

Edited by mauve, 14 November 2006 - 06:40 AM.

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What codec does it say it needs?
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dude it says i hv Mpeg4 and Divx Codec 6.1 for some and AC3 audio for some....
i have all of them.....
still i face distortion and poor video quality specially wen its in VCD format....
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i also have VLC player hich takes care of most codecs
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