As of a few days ago, certain video files started skipping while playing on my computer (WinXP, 1.2 GHz, 256 MB RAM). Divx files play fine, but WMV files look like they're alternating black frames with the actual video frame and the video is unwatchable. The audio, however, is just fine. I redownloaded the newest Direct X and the newest Windows Media Player (9), and the problem is still not solved. BTW, this happens while streaming (like at espn.com) and while playing files from the hard drive. Do you have any idea why WMV files would be skipping like that?