So I've been searching the web all the past week for some answers. Here's the problem:
On the computer I'm using, suddenly every mpg/avi/Anything NotQuicktime movie I'm trying to watch has turned BLUE. Colors seem to be inversed for the most part, and everything has a blue tint to it. There's a lot of people asking about this problem, but I can't seem to find a solution.
These are videos like the Star Wars EP 3 trailer, and the new Zelda Trailer - both in Windows Media format being screwed up. The only real advice I've found is to try switching from 16 to 32 bit color but that hasn't helped.
I don't think that you will be able to buy a brand new computer at Dell or anybody like that right now that won't be capable of creating Flash files. Just don't skimp on the RAM and you should be fine.