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Intervideo WinDVD5 I recently bought a brand new Thinkpad (12/6/2007). I have been trying to resolve the DVD problem through IBM's partner locally with no luck and I really can't have my laptop shipped to IBM for repairs at this time. . .my problem since 12/2007 is I keep getting audio but a black screen with a green box in the upper left corner of the screen when I try to play a DVD. I thought it was the subtitles that caused it. . . I am hearing-impaired, so I took the subtitles off and same problem. I am using a Thinkpad R61i Windows XP, IE7. I have also searched the Intervideo/Corel website to no avail. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

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  • Michelle240 Feb 24, 2008

    THANKS so much kecik! The problem is occurring with some DVDs. I will check the settings on winDVD and see it fixes the problem. If it is still happening, I will download VLC player and try that one out. Again, thanks so much for your response.

  • flatpickin Jul 11, 2008

    Exact same problem!

  • LeeMac75 Nov 24, 2008

    I have an IBM ThinkPad T400 with WinDVD 5 installed on it. Every DVD I try gives me the same result - audio but a blank screen. I've searched the WWW and WinDVD 5 is practically obsolete now. I cannot upgrade nor can I install a different application / utility (this problem affects 1500 laptop users), does anyone know if there are codecs available for WinDVD 5?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated...

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    The color is degraded - in cases turning the resulting DVD as almost black and white and the yellow in subtitles is way off to a side of the subtitling


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Did you try with some types of DVDs? If with all are the same result, it might be the setting or there is real a problem with the player software.
I m not so familiar with winDVD.
Try to download and use this VLC player:

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