wmv files don't want to play correctly XPPro

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by JohnF, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. JohnF

    JohnF Guest

    The wmv video's I try to play on my 1 computer are all washed out.
    I've used 2 different players Win Media Player and IrfanView but both
    look the same. I have a GEM 15" LCD monitor with drivers loaded and
    tried all updates to WinMediaPlayer but no difference. JPG's look fine
    as do GIF's and BMP's etc. in all viewers. The video files are almost
    all white and look like they're WAY over exposed but they look fine in
    other comps.


    JohnF, Feb 15, 2005
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  2. JohnF

    JohnF Guest

    JohnF, Feb 15, 2005
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  3. The video is fine, sounds like you have some graphics card issues.
    Right-click on the desktop, select "properties", "settings" and click the
    "advanced" button. This should open up your video card settings, try
    clicking the tabs at the top and seeing if there are any settings,
    especially brightness/contrast etc., that look too high. It might be worth
    making a note of your current settings, and selecting "default" for each
    tabbed item, you'll be able to reset these to your current settings if this
    doesn't fix it.
    mentalguy2004, Feb 15, 2005
  4. JohnF

    JohnF Guest

    Dispite my better judgement I went in and played with my settings,
    slowing down hardware acceleration to about 50% on the slider fixed
    the display problem.

    Thanks for the kick in the pants

    JohnF, Feb 15, 2005
  5. JohnF

    JohnF Guest

    Now I gotta nuther problem.

    With the acceleration reduced to 50% my CAD program will not work
    correctly. The lines I draw are some distance away from where they're
    supposed to be, then I get a wierd blue screen (NOT MS blue screen)
    and I lose my drawing. Boost hardware acceleration back to 100% and
    all is well except for the video problem


    JohnF, Feb 18, 2005
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