I am new to the forums. Recently when I try to play a dvd or MP4/avi compressed video or whatever, when I open up the file in a media player (I use media player classic) all I get is a still blue picture. I can hear the sound. It randomly just does it sometimes, but I have found that a reboot solves it.
It always does it when i convert a video to DVD format (vob,ifo etc) it is very annoying.
I am running XP professional SP2.
You should try to play them using VLC and update to SP3. I think your MP is to old to handle newer files. What program are you using to convert to DVD might also be causing problem but since we don’t know what progam your using we can’t help there. Have you check to see if you don’t have some bad installs causing this problem?