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WMP9 screen turns black while playing video

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by somak_de, Aug 7, 2003.

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  1. somak_de

    somak_de Thread Starter

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    i use xp pro and upgraded to media player 9. Now the problem is that while i'm playing a video file after sometime the screen goes BLACK.i stopped the video and played it again still the screen remains blank. This problem goes only after i start another video. this happens both in compact and fullscreen mode and for every video.
    i observed that this thing happens on the later half of the video generally after 90%-95% of the video.Sometimes if i roll the mouse it goes but this does not solve the problem all the time. I stopped the screen saver to find that this is not the problem

    please help as i liked this player and dont want to loose it

    thank you
     
  2. JenniferLore

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    The good news is you can't lose it. Once it is installed you cannot uninstall it.

    Try lowering your video acceleration settings in Tools->Options
    ---Performace ---- - - in Windows Media Player 9.
     
  3. somak_de

    somak_de Thread Starter

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    sorry for being late...
    i identified the cause. when i check the box " Use Overlays" under perfromance>adavanced tab only then it happens. now if i uncheck the box the video looks very bad. so what can i do about it
    thank u for help
     
  4. somak_de

    somak_de Thread Starter

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    plz help me guys. the problem is very frustrating
     
  5. jojoseph

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    This may seem kinda obvious, but why not just leave it unchecked?
     
  6. somak_de

    somak_de Thread Starter

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    then the video looks so dull you cant imagine
     
  7. jojoseph

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    I just messed with that option and it doesn't make any difference when I play a video whether or not it's checked. I'm guessing you got a bad install of WMP 9.

    You should restore your comp back to before you upgraded to WMP 9. XP creates restore points before you make software changes to your comp.

    Just go back and then reinstall WMP 9 again, I think.
     
  8. somak_de

    somak_de Thread Starter

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    ok i'll do that
     
  9. somak_de

    somak_de Thread Starter

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    no... re-install did not help
     
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  11. somak_de

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    actually i have other players but as i've liked it a bit so i just want to stick with it. is there any solution
     
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