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Video Playback Stopped Working

May 21, 2011 3:46 PM



My video playback, within the Monitor windows, stopped working and I cant figure out why for the life of me.


It either displays a blank grey window, or if I can click on the video a still frame with little cross hairs.


Audio works fine, but no video.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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    May 21, 2011 4:01 PM   in reply to EthanT9999

    More information needed for someone to help
    Some specific information that is needed...
    Brand/Model Computer (or Brand/Model Motherboard if self-built)
    How much system memory you have installed, such as 2Gig or ???
    Operating System version, such as Win7 64bit Pro... or whatevevr
    -including your security settings, such as are YOU the Administrator
    -and have you tried to RIGHT click the program Icon and then select
    -the Run as Administrator option (for Windows, not sure about Mac)
    Your Firewall settings and brand of anti-virus are you running
    Brand/Model graphics card, sush as ATI "xxxx" or nVidia "xxxx"
    -or the brand/model graphics chip if on the motherboard
    -and the exact driver version for the above graphics card/chip
    -and how much video memory you have on your graphics card
    Brand/Model sound card, or sound "chip" name on Motherboard
    -and the exact driver version for the above sound card/chip
    Size(s) and configuration of your hard drive(s)... example below
    -and how much FREE space is available on each drive (in Windows
    -you RIGHT click the drive letter while using Windows Explorer
    -and then select the Properties option to see used/free space)
    Windows Indexing is BAD
    While in Properties, be sure you have drive indexing set OFF
    -for the drive, and for all directories, to improve performance
    Some/Much of the above are available by going to the Windows
    Control Panel and then the Hardware option (Win7 option name)
    OR Control Panel--System--Hardware Tab--Device Manager for WinXP
    Plus Video-Specific Information
    And, finally, the EXACT type and size of file that is causing you problems
    -for pictures, that includes the camera used and the pixel dimensions
    Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER
    What is a CODEC... a Primer
    What CODEC is INSIDE that file?
    Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
    For PC or
    For Mac
    Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
    Read Bill Hunt on editing a VOB/MPG file
    Edit Vob _a_DVD%3F
    Read Hunt on Using MOD/TOD files
    Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at
    If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section at the troubleshooting link... aimed at Premiere Pro, but the ideas are the same
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