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Whenever I play movies on my computer, all I get is sound, and a black screen.?

By movies I mean DVD's and internet downloads and streams such as those from Yahoo Videos. It's weird 'cause I can play movies from YouTube and MySpace...I think it's just R rated material. If that's the case can anyone show me how to change the settings on my cpu. It runs on Windows XP Home Edition...

Update:

I downloaded the codec dealys yet nothing

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It's more likely because you're missing some video codecs. Codecs are files in windows that tell the computer how to decode the data in certain media files. Different media files have different formats and thus require different codecs. Go get g-spot which will tell you if you have the needed codecs for a file (http://www.headbands.com/gspot/)

    Also, there is a good codec pack out there called CCCP (http://www.cccp-project.net/) Which I use and have never had any problems with in the more than a year that I have been using it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps you need a new set of codecs, I had the same problem and not with R rated material.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here is your answer:

    http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Compu...

    Helpero is a web site that helps every Internet user, from all over the world, solve any computer related problem. You can ask Helpero for free.

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