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Hello! I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop and discovered that Youtube videos, ads, etc (almost anything that "moves") don't play properly. Instead of showing the image, it shows a blur of colors, but the sound play along with the video fine. Also, movies play well. I have double checked that I have the latest adobe update. I was wondering if it had anything to do with installing the graphics card, and if yes, how do I do it? Thank you for your time!

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Hi Miguel

I suspect the Lenovo laptop may not have current drivers for the video format used by YouTube. You can very likely resolve this by downloading and installing the necessary drivers. Alternately, you could install a video player software, such as the free VLC player, and that will come bundled with a whole bunch of video drivers. This may be your simplest route. You can search for it on sites like download.com. The drivers are not specific to the VLC software, and will assist in properly playing YouTube videos as well.

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I can answer questions on most types of legal video streaming options, such as Netflix, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, Hulu, etc. Out of respect for copyright holders, I will not answer questions regarding BitTorrent or other peer-to-peer sharing, where content creators are deprived of their due royalties. I can only answer questions from the viewpoint of a consumer of video services. I have been getting a lot of questions from the standpoint of someone wishing to create content. THIS IS OUTSIDE MY EXPERTISE. My expertise is also limited to knowledge of streaming services and the content available on them, how to subscribe to them, etc. I CANNOT assist with hardware configuration questions.

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I have been a cord cutter for over 5 years. My current setup includes a Roku HD box, a PC attached to my computer and surround sound system, and subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu Plus. I dropped Cox Communications as my cable TV provider and am saving over $100 a month.

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Masters of Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
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