this is what confuses me because it only did this when i got this message when i downloaded ffdshow and it is windows dvd maker (i like to keep things simple).
thanks for the tip and i will try it. i did uninstall it and reinstall it that is also what i am baffled about. windows dvd maker always worked before and now.... nothing. as for the back border, it only showed up with the new codec that is why i uninstalled it and re downloaded and reinstalled ffdshow and now this is what i get. it sucks.