In Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 or 10, you may experience a color smearing or bleeding effect when you play some MPEG4 videos. This behavior often occurs when the video contains fast-moving scenes of varying colors.The patch can be found here
This problem occurs because of an issue with the way that the MPEG4 codec handles motion vectors. Sometimes, the decoder mistakenly uses invalid motion vectors. Back to the top
Microsoft issues hotfix for WMP MPEG4 video color smearing problem
Posted on Tuesday, May 03 2005 @ 17:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft released a patch for people who experience color smearing or a bleeding effect when playing MPEG4 video files in Windows Media Player 9 or 10.