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    Windows Media Player 10 (10)

    I have a problem in playing mpg (the extension is not mpeg) in Windows Media Player 10. I cannot put much more explanation to the problem other than the little screen capture in the attached file. AVI files play O.K.
    Should I upgrade to version 11 or do I need a codec, the option to automatically download is checked.
    The attachment did not come out like it does, I get rainbow colours.
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    Re: Windows Media Player 10 (10)

    I have tried for about 4 hours to solve this problem, downloaded filters, codecs etc. all to no avail. The mpg plays perfectly in Cyberlink but not in Windows Media Player. One thing I did find was that my techo had already installed Version 11 of WMP.
    Any suggestions welcome, searching the web reveals it to be fairly common.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10 (10)

    With excitement after hours of reading how many people have this problem, I have a solution for my system.
    Open Windows Media Player (as stated previously I have Ver 11), go to
    Tools>Options>Performance Tab>Advanced
    Change the setting under Video Acceleration from "Use Overlays" to "Use high quality mode."
    There was no skill involved just luck.
    I have attached a gif file showing the change.
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    Re: Windows Media Player 10 (10)

    Good for you! Thanks for posting the solution, it may help someone else in the future.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10 (10)

    Yeah, I too would like to say thanks for posting what you did! Even here in The Lounge we get a number of posts from people struggling with WMP through all its versions. There's no telling how an "Average Joe" like me could EVER know to do what you did. Thanks again.

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    Re: Windows Media Player 10 (10)

    I have gone further with my research (after the compliments) and a whole bunch of new words to search on. I discovered the following site
    http://www.deskshare.com/Resources/article...celeration.aspx I have put the link to the article that assisted me but there are 12 other links on the left hand side of the page. I worked throught this page and only had to cut the hardware acceleration by one notch. In fact I think it has improved general performance.
    I returned the option in Windows Media Player to the defaults. Now both mpg and avi files play perfectly.

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