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Are my video drivers going wonky? #527562 06/26/10 09:17 PM
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Here's my problem. When I play a video in Windows media player or any other media player, the video gets all wierd. It's hard to explain so I'll put a picture.

better look at it full size, kinda hard to see

It gets even worse. When a video is playing the lines move and flash. It's not just this video, it's any video. what's going on?


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #527632 06/27/10 04:57 PM
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Are your drivers up to date?



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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: SgtBaxter] #527642 06/27/10 06:01 PM
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Yes they are.


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #527652 06/27/10 07:02 PM
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What are the specs for the machine you're playing on?

Also, what version of media player? I think v13 and the indexing service don't get along well. Try turning off the indexing service.

-->controlpanels -->administrative tools -->computer management -->services and applications --> services

Scroll down the list until you see "windows search". Right click and select "stop". Then right click, select properties, and in the startup type drop down menu, select "disabled". That will keep it from starting up again.



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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: SgtBaxter] #527657 06/27/10 07:15 PM
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Here are the specs:
Compaq Presario CQ61
AMD Sempron 2.1 gHz
2GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics card
Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows Media player 12


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528262 07/03/10 11:36 AM
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Probably a combination of factors: Marginal RAM, your internet connection speed/bandwidth, and the graphics card shared memory. Both of my MacMinis have better video performance than what you are describing.


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: MacBozo] #528284 07/03/10 04:24 PM
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The video is saved on my HD. I don't know how to get in to more detail than that.


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528292 07/03/10 05:32 PM
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Reboot Online Content
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Has it always done that or did it just start.

Try reinstalling the video drivers. Don't know about Win 7 but in XP it would be get to Device Manager, Properties for the video card. Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager/Display Adapter. Uninstall the driver then reinstall it.

Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Reboot] #528299 07/03/10 05:59 PM
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It's always done it, it's just gotten worse.


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528316 07/03/10 08:42 PM
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Is it better if you only run the video in WiMP with nothing else open? I still think it's the combination of factors I listed minus the internet connection if you're running the vid from your HD. I'd bet that if you had 4 gigs of RAM, it would be better.


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: MacBozo] #528318 07/03/10 09:11 PM
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a little


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528320 07/03/10 09:18 PM
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It sounds like Win7 Ultimate and WiMP are maxing out your RAM usage causing the video (and system) to use virtual memory on the HD. Do you hear the HD churning a lot?


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: MacBozo] #528325 07/03/10 09:45 PM
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No, I don't hear it at all. And I keep my RAM level checked, and it almost always says 89%


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528329 07/03/10 10:00 PM
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Then, it's a graphics chip issue. Don'tcha just love Windows PCs?


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: MacBozo] #528333 07/03/10 11:20 PM
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No. mad


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528660 07/07/10 12:10 PM
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Did you turn off indexing like I posted? Notebook hard disks are notoriously slow, and windows is always indexing. If it's indexing while the video is playing that can happen.



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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: SgtBaxter] #528710 07/07/10 06:50 PM
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I can't find it.


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Re: Are my video drivers going wonky? [Re: Silver_Moon] #528742 07/07/10 09:29 PM
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Reboot Online Content
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OH beef. xD


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