Computer help forum: videos won't play all of a sudden!

by: watkinsb--2008 October 28, 2009 12:41 AM PDT

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videos won't play all of a sudden!

by watkinsb--2008 - 10/28/09 12:41 AM

windows XP
WMP, real player, vlc, itunes etc all load OK and play the audio but there's no video, just a blank screen (static for itunes)
all working fine a few days ago.
if I save something from youtube via real player I can play it on real player. These were saved as .flv
same vids won't play with wmp, VLC, itunes etc
m-peg, avi won't work with anything




Since last working well I have:
installed Epson pro 3800
logitec cordless mouse and keyboard
new EIZO monitor
disconnected an old computer that was sharing my old screen/speakers

have tried:
system restore to a time when it worked
re-installed VLC, wmp no change
changed monitor cable
changed resolution of screen
pulling hair out

additional info:
photoshop etc works fine there are no other viewing issues.
youtube can be viewed
no error messages appear
if I try to use windows movie maker the files won't play (photo compilations) in the preview window nor when saved and played via other players
vids recorded with w movie maker won't play on anything

DVDs wont play on anything

I ran video inspector on one of the avis and it had a tick against the video codec

I'm at wits end........

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

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