Solution found from another post. In default scene set render dimensions no bigger then 512. Then to change ratio use multiples of 256. Ex: 512 x 256 = 16:9 ratio. Use mouse wheel to increase size of preview window. You lose a little resolution but have a workable editor. THANK YOU TRock.
When in Video Editing and playing a movie file I have audio but no video preview. The white window is there at frame 1 in focus with dotted lines. But, it stays like that as the file plays. Before changing the default settings I tried different types of movie files. I know the problem didn’t exist in 2.5. And, believe it didn’t exist prior to 2.58. I now have 2.58a and the lastest trunk I guess it is from Graphicall. However, I can still convert a movie of PNG frames to a movie format. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks JO5EF. Going crazy as hell in Virginia. theoldghost