|I'm having a problem playing full-length mpeg2 videos (off hard-drive) using software players, whereas short-length mpg's will play!|
I have tried a variety of players including WMP 9,10 & 11, AlShow, Ace MP, WinDVD8 and WMC. These players all play perfectly short length videos such as movie trailers (mpg), but anything of appreciable length (1 1/2 - 2 hrs) will NOT play, I just get digital garbage on screen (vertical bars to snow to random colour pixels, lossly associated with the pictures).
I have tried all the popular codecs including K-Lite, NVidea, Essential, Canopus.
The weird thing though, is that there is ONE player that WILL play all the full length videos and that is VLC - it's perfect.
However, I don't wish to use VLC, I prefer Alshow for reasons to do with playlisting.
This seems to rule out the video card and 'overlay' problems etc. So if it's not hardware - then what is disrupting video playback. It's esp. weird that WMP will not behave.
Video card is Ge-Force 7300. I can supply more info if anyone wishes to venture an idea. Thanks.