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Media Center video not playing correctly

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Enedwaith, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. Enedwaith

    Enedwaith Thread Starter

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    Vista Home Premium SP2
    In the past, I have used WMC to record some television programs. It's been many months (perhaps over a year) since I've used WMC, but tonight I went back to view some of those old recorded programs. I found that WMC will display the videos' information correctly and will play the audio of the videos correctly, but the video itself is simply a black screen. I tried some of the sample videos that are loaded with WMC and they too will play the audio but not the video.

    I suspect there's a codec issue here, but need help understanding what to do.

    Possible related issues: Not sure it these are related, but there are 2 other issues I am aware of. First, my browser will not play embeded video (audio yes but video is black just like WMC). I can view YouTube clips from the main site, but never embedded video. Second, the most recent security update for .NET 1.1 SP1 will not install. I just get an error code 643.

    One last note, I did upgrade my video card a year ago and can't remember whether I ever used WMC after that change. Could the problem be related to this?

    Can you help?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Manually update/reinstall the video drivers.
     
  3. Enedwaith

    Enedwaith Thread Starter

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    Ok downloaded the newest catalyst package with drivers. No change. There is no picture to my WMC videos.
     
  4. Oddba11

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    First, my browser will not play embeded video (audio yes but video is black just like WMC) <<< video embedded into a browser is supported by the engine used for playback. In most cases, it's Flash. But can also be Java or WMP. Test with a different browser, and ensure the player is up to date (ie: Flash or Java).

    Second, the most recent security update for .NET 1.1 SP1 will not install. I just get an error code 643 <<< Uninstall .NET, reboot, and reinstall...and then patch

    Video issues can be the video drivers, issues with DirectX, or the player itself.
     
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