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My videos' colors turned gray

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by LordJaguar, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. LordJaguar

    LordJaguar Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2018
    This only started about a few days ago.

    Right now, all my videos (both the ones I downloaded before and the ones I acquired just now) are grayish-colored. You can still see a bit of the original colors, but that's as far as it goes.

    The problem happens to both .mkv files and .mp4 files:
    (I picked actual movies so that you can go and compare them to images of the movies if you want to confirm them).

    However, I haven't tested any other video formats.

    I use MPC-HC mainly:

    but the problem extends to the default Windows 10 players:

    However, these same videos are perfectly fine if I transfer them to another computer.

    Interestingly enough, the problem extends to Youtube as well, but NOT ALL videos.

    This one is fine:

    This one isn't:
    (As you can see, the colors in the thumbnail are different from what the video player's displaying).

    The problematic Whose Line? video here flickers with its original colors at the start, but it immediately switches to these grayed-out colors.

    The problem seems to be specific to each Youtube video, meaning videos which have the problem keep having the problem no matter how many times I refresh and vice versa.

    Also notable, the amount of Youtube videos with this problem is significantly smaller than those without. It took me about fifteen videos to find this problematic video, and, with my experience over the past half-week, this 15:1 ratio seems about just right.

    Again, this started only a few days ago. I thought it would go away, but it doesn't seem to be doing so.

    Also, this info may or may not help, but the problem exists on both my laptop screen and the TV screen I connect to with an HDMI cable.

    I don't think this issue is very urgent, but I would greatly appreciate if anyone could go out of their way to help me with this. Thank you very much. :D

    Lastly, system info:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3534 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8400, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 688 GB (137 GB Free);
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
    Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
  2. LordJaguar

    LordJaguar Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2018
    One last thing. I noticed the problem in other online video sites too, but I'm not sure if I can share pictures of it here for reasons. (They're pornsites).
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    Definitely not. No links either. Thanks for the discretion though.
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