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Windows Media Player 9 problems with XP

I am having a problem with WMP 9. I have XP with service pack 2. I can receive the audio through WMP 9 but the picture is in funky colors. I can see people moving but it is not clear. I turned off the installed windows firewall and use Mcafee's firewall and virus protection. Doing some research, it appears I need to disable the firewall. I have disabled both firewalls just to see if it would work and it hasn't. Any solutions?

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Have you thought about upgrading to Media Player 10?

It might fix your problems.

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Video codec update?

I would think that if a firewall was a problem, it would keep you from getting any audio or video at all, not give you a partial or corrupt data stream.

When you say "funky" colors, is it mostly green by chance? I had a DivX video file once that gave me mostly green video. After I installed the latest DivX codec, it played fine. IAC, if you can find out what video format the file is in, you might see if there is an updated codec available for that format. Worth a shot.


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