Thread: Videos not playing properly?
December 2nd, 2006, 03:38 PM #1
Videos not playing properly?
Well one other thing that's happening to me now, is that when I play videos in WMP or Nero Showtime, they don't play properly. I can hear the sounds, and I can see very faint outlines of the movie, but nothing else. If I mess with the video settings its just makes it worse, or brighter but not like it should be.
I deleted all my codecs, tried a system restore, reinstall programs, but nothing helps. If I restart my computer they work again, but after a certain amount of time it goes back to weirdness.
December 2nd, 2006, 04:23 PM #2
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All video files? Or just a certain type?
What GPU, and drivers?
-After i play CS:S, if i try opening files in VLC Player, then they have a pink-purple tint until i restart.
December 2nd, 2006, 04:32 PM #3
all video files, not matter what.
fx5200, and w/e the newest drivers are.
like when i retsrta it's fine....but even like if i play music in winamp, then open a movie in wmp it goes gay.....
December 2nd, 2006, 08:47 PM #4
Since it works OK for the first few minutes, I would guess it's maybe your GPU or CPU overheating. What temps are your GPU and CPU at when you play a movie. Try blasting out any dust from the heatsink/fans on the GPU and CPU just in case.
December 2nd, 2006, 09:35 PM #5
Well I can't really find out since it's a Dell, and I would think that overheating would be a problem, although it is approx. 3 years old so :P...but ill try that.
February 16th, 2007, 06:45 PM #6
Alright well the problem is starting to occur often now, and with more codecs then before, even in Media Classic Player, which was my failsafe open all movie player that never bugged. But due to some of my movies requiring the Divx Codec, and the MCP not playing them at all, now it only shows coloured outlines with sound and not the actualy movie.
I will try restarting, but I don't want to have to do that everytime I want to watch a movie...
June 6th, 2007, 04:04 PM #7
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Have you tried a different media player?
VLC media is a good one, so good that if I need to test video and audio on a computer for my job, i always use it because if it doesnt work, its a hardware thing. do you know if 5200 is onboard or PCI? if its pci, move it to a different slot, just play around with it if your comfortable with that, and try a cheap video card in it, and if it works, you know what the problem was.
IMO, video card is #1 culprit here............
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