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Windows 7: VLC question

04 Apr 2013   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
VLC question

I sometimes use VLC. Each time it starts, it says: 'The color scheme has been changed to windows 7 basic'. Is that only by me or is that generally the case.


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04 Apr 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

WHS, that seems to be a common bug in windows for streaming, gaming, etc. Look at this thread for A Guys solution

Windows theme changes to basic while streaming-recording after 30min
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04 Apr 2013   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I also think it has something to do with TDR. While it is not crashing or giving the driver stopped and recovered error, I think it starts from the same windows functions. Some only get the switching to basic pop up and for others it leads to BSOD. Look at Solarstarshines post regarding TDR.
PC crashing and rebooting mid-game error codes in thread

It's a little above my skillset, I'm researching it now but I think the are related.
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04 Apr 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Agreed, it is not really a problem. But I was just wondering.

Dude, Bill is right. If you set it to 'Best Performance', the color does not change. But then you are in Windows basic all the time anyhow and have to work with a different skin.
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04 Apr 2013   #5
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Agreed, it is not really a problem. But I was just wondering.

Dude, Bill is right. If you set it to 'Best Performance', the color does not change. But then you are in Windows basic all the time anyhow and have to work with a different skin.
Yes, I agree. I feel if you know your computer has enough resources you can just click ignore and keep my settings.

It just sparks my interest because it's a problem that's been showing since vista.
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04 Apr 2013   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i would try a different media player and save messing about.
i fully recommend splash player. maybe give the trial a spin and see what you think wolfgang.

Splash PRO - The Next Generation Player

you wont see any nonsense about color shcemes

i rarely offer an alternate software to fix a problem i usually seek a fix when offering help,
i use splash player pro and wont entertain another player now. i have used quite a few.
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04 Apr 2013   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Interesting. I use VLC all the time as my default player and have never had that issue.
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04 Apr 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Julian, as I said, it is not really a problem. I have plenty of other players. I use VLC rarely. Mostely when I want to make pictures from a video clip. In VLC that is very convenient and works well.

Keith, I wonder what's different on your system.
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04 Apr 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mine plays fine with no messages, although it is a bland grayish/white-ish looking color, but it doesn`t change or give me a message. I`m using version 2.0.5. Maybe try using the skinned version and see what happens. It`s right there in the start menu with it.
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04 Apr 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Brian, there is not really a noticable color difference. I was just curious why it would switch - especially on my pretty powerful Dell XPS 8300 desktop. It does not do that on lesser Toshiba laptop.
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