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What does it mean when I go to a site like cnn.com to watch a video, and it is all orange and green and blue but impossible to make anything out? Does it mean I have to change my monitor resolution just for that video? Or that I am using an old version of Media Player (for instance)?
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it could mean several thing, but most likely you need to update to the newest version of media player (v10).

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The CNN site says you need version 9, which I have.
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could it be the player itself?
When I had 9 on my machine other players tended to show green and blue fields too. (winamp). I tossed the crummy microsoft player out and all seems to work okay. ( I don't even have to reinstall the divx codecs every time the MSMP decides to start up )

Can't you also watch in quicktime ?

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When I click on the video clip, it opens Media Player. How do I get it to open Quicktime instead?
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I just noticed that the CNN site says you HAVE to use Media Player!
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You're right! It does...
Shows how often I watch CNN =)

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I do not know...

Sorry!

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( just wonder what not-windows viewers use )
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Anyone else? This has to be a common problem!
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update to media player 10 and see if it works.
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I'm not sure I want to be the guinea pig for that upgrade. I started, and it said I was subscribing to MSN Music, whatever that is. I stopped at that point.
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ok, I don't know where you went to do the upgrade. just launch http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

select media player 10 from theoptional updates as well as any critical updates you may be missing.
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Thanks Starjax. I finally got it to load, and I watched 2 videos on cnn.com. So I'm assuming it works. It's pretty sad when you HAVE to have the latest greatest version to get something to work on the internet!
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