Hope you can help.......
I'm currently having this problem with American Pie 3 cd2 (from Suprnova) and have had it before with various other movies - when I play it, the screen (instead of widescreen) is squashed in to a box shape distorting the picture a bit and cutting off the ends.
The strange part of it is that this file has played in normal, unsquashed, widescreen a couple of nights ago and now will only open up squashed.
I have the latest kazaa codecs, am using WMP and have tried RP, have a decent graphics card, and all my other current movies are playing fine. The problem ocurs in normal mode and fullscreen, adn I have checked the resize options etc..