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Movies don't work

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Shiverwarp, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. Shiverwarp

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    I just updated my Codecs to the newest Nvidia release from the Omega drivers and I cannot view movies. This has been a problem as long as I can remember with this computer. I don't want to go back to the Omega drivers because they run like crap with my computer.

    Im running a XFX 6600GT
     
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    Hate to bump this, but 34 replies and not even a suggestion... I guess this is the only problem of it's kind. Is there ANYTHING I can do except go back to the poor performance Omega drivers?
     
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    Well codecs and video drivers are different. Which did you update? video drivers or codecs?
     
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    Woops, never meant to say codecs, Drivers is what I meant
     
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    well, you may have to roll back your drivers, but you may want to update your codecs while you are at it. Maybe the codecs you have now are not compatible with the newer drivers.
     
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    Awesome, updating the codecs worked great.

    Thanks a bunch
     
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    check that, turns out what I tested it on (youtube.com) is macromedia flash player, and not an actual video file.

    Still same thing happens, I got k-lite codec pack.

    What happens when I try to run any video in any player (I've tried quicktime, Divx, creative Mediasource, and windows media player) is that my computer slows right down, so it takes about 10 minutes to exit out of the program. Sometimes I had to restart my computer.

    The only one that didn't do this was Winamp, it played the audio unlike the other players, but showed no video. It only slowed down the computer slightly
     
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    Were the previous drivers the last set of drivers before the ones you got now?
     
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    The last drivers I had were the Omega 16693. I don't understand what you mean by "last set"
     
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    As in the drivers you had previously, were there any drivers made inbetween those and the newest ones you have now?
     
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    Nope, just those two
     
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    Well it looks like you might want to talk to Omega and see what they said. You have updated codecs and drivers. I can't think of anything else other than the video card is bad.
     
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    Well that sucks...

    What could it be in the Omega drivers that lets me watch movies and not in the new Nvidia drivers?
     
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    I couldn't tell you. Maybe you got the wrong driver? I can't be certain.

    If the driver came from Nvidia and not Omega, contact Nvidia and see what they suggest.
     
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