First, go to the ATI web site and download the latest driver for your video card.
Then rename the BadDriver file, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
Also, per the instructions, go to Windows Update and manually ensure you have even the non-critical updates, and go to Apple.com and ensure you have the latest version of Quicktime.
I've downloaded the ATI drivers, deleted the BadDriver file,had windows update everything and made sure that I had the latest Quicktime. And it still won't play, this is in a NEW PROJECT*
I just tried to play a video in Organizer and it played fine
Assuming your video is from a traditional camcorder source (miniDV, HDV, AVCHD or Flip), I think it's time to contact Adobe Tech Support. Your issue is likely too deep for us to troubleshoot on this forum. Sorry.
From your picture, it appears to be something called .3g2 video -- which is likely the source of your problem. As you can see if you do a Google search, lots of people are having trouble with that format and are looking for converters to convert it to an editable format.
You can try Super (though Quicktime Pro would be better), per the FAQS to the right of this forum. But I make no guarantees. I don't know enough about where the type of video came from.
Thanks for all of the suggestions, and the video came from my integrated webcam, using the adobe record using webcam option. I'll keep trying to find out the problem
And PRE 8 worked for all of the video I have been trying to play...
I don't know why that would be, TD.
But it might be worth contacting Adobe Tech Support to see if they know.
Looks like a video driver or setting problem. Do you have the correct Windows 7 compatible driver for your video card output?
Check you have the same screen display setting as your monitor's native resolution and you have at least 32m colors. (16m doesn't work in my computer)
If you cant select 32 at a high resolution than you have the wrong driver installed even though it will work for wordprocessors etc.
Sometimes running some games can change it without you knowing.
I agree that it looks like a video driver issue.
If the OP could post their make/model of video card, their OS and the version/date of the installed driver, then someone can check, and link to the latest driver.