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Problems With Windows Media Player


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#1 trevorveasey

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:46 PM

Hello, I'm having trouble with Media player 11 (And all other versions before 11). When playing any kind of video, the screen is to dark to see it. I have tried the brightness and color adjustments, it just makes it worse. I even tried to download another program to watch wmv, etc files. Still screen is too dark.. Can anyone help me?? Thanks for reading.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:55 AM

Do you just hear sound and no video? If so try out the K-Lite Codec pack.

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:35 AM

Before installing additional codec packs I would really rule out all other possibilities .

1) Download KC SoftwaresVideo Inspector and GSpot Codec Information Appliance run 2 movies thru either of hem. This will tell you what is wrong either with your codecs on board or piotentially with the movies.

2)Please download SIW
SIW is a System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drives, Ports, Printers. It displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services, Product Key (CD key), Serial Numbers, Users, Open Files, System uptime, Users, Network, Network Shares, and more, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and network traffic. SIW also displays currently active network connections, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more. A standalone tool that does not require installation.

Please post the part on your video card/drivers and codecs and than we take it from there.

3) the last resort could be that your monitor is "fluking ". Hook it up onto another computer and , in an ideal world, try to play the same movie and see what happens

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:26 AM

AdapterCompatibility Intel Corporation
AdapterDACType Integrated RAMDAC
AdapterRAM 256 MBytes
Availability 3
Caption Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
ConfigManagerErrorCode 0
ConfigManagerUserConfig false
CurrentBitsPerPixel 32
CurrentHorizontalResolution 1024
CurrentNumberOfColors 4294967296
CurrentNumberOfColumns 0
CurrentNumberOfRows 0
CurrentRefreshRate 60
CurrentScanMode 4
CurrentVerticalResolution 768
Description Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
DeviceID VideoController1
DeviceSpecificPens -1
DriverDate 20040821002600.000000-000
DriverVersion 6.14.10.3889
InfFilename oem3.inf
InfSection i845G
InstalledDisplayDrivers nv4_disp.dll
MaxRefreshRate 75
MinRefreshRate 60
Monochrome false
Name Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
NumberOfColorPlanes 1
PNPDeviceID PCI\VEN_8086DEV_2562SUBSYS_01601028REV_01\3172E68DD010
Status OK
VideoArchitecture 5
VideoMemoryType 2
VideoModeDescription 1024 x 768 x 4294967296 colors
VideoProcessor GeForce FX 5500
BitsPerPel 32
DeviceName Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
DisplayFlags 0
DisplayFrequency 60
LogPixels 96
PelsHeight 768
PelsWidth 1024
SettingID Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
SpecificationVersion 1025
BitsPerPixel 32
ColorPlanes 1
DeviceEntriesInAColorTable -1
HorizontalResolution 1024
RefreshRate 60
VerticalResolution 768
VideoMode 1024 by 768 pixels, True Color, 60 Hertz
Video Bios Version Version 4.34.20.69.00
Video Bios Date 12/01/05
Name Intel® 82845G /GL/GE/PE/GV Controller
Chip Type Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
DAC Type Internal
Memory 0 KBytes
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:48 AM

perhaps with wmp 11 you may
need to up date your display card
i havent got wmp11 yet
i still use wmp10
so im only guessing
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 04:53 AM

What are your monitor settings 1024 x 768? Go hereand download latest drivers for your graphic controllers since they go back to 2004.

Also go to START RUN and type dxdiag. This will tell you which version of DirectX you have on your PC.
Download details: DirectX 9.0 c End-User Runtime

Edited by fozzie, 23 March 2007 - 04:56 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:26 AM

Yes I am running 1024 x 768. Directx version 9.0c
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:45 AM

did you download latest drivers?

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:47 AM

I found the problem. I have a Nvdia 5500 and I had to play with the video card's settings. Thanks for your time..
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:56 AM

Thanks for the feedback




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