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Windows 7: Green screen for videos using AMD Catalyst Legacy 13.1 drivers


26 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Green screen for videos using AMD Catalyst Legacy 13.1 drivers

Hi, I have an AMD Radeon HD 4870 card, prior to updating to 13.1 legacy drivers, 12.6 was working perfectly for me. However, after updating to 13.1 legacy drivers, videos can't play properly, they just show a green screen, and it happens to all sources: Online video players, Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic Home Cinema, VLC player. I wish to ask, anyone has any ideas what options are added to the control center i 13.1 legacy drivers, and how to solve this issue. Or, anyone would be kind to provide me the links to 12.6 legacy drivers. normal drivers will not work for my graphic card, only legacy drivers are working. I can't find any links myself . thanks in advance.

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27 Apr 2013   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I had a similar issue with Flash videos (Youtube etc.), streaming or watching locally stored videos. The solution was simple: disable Flash hardware acceleration. After this the videos played OK.

My thread about this issue: Flash videos: audio OK, no video, instead only solid green background (solution in post #5).

Might be it will not help you but it most certainly is worth to try.

Kari
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27 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I had a similar issue with Flash videos (Youtube etc.), streaming or watching locally stored videos. The solution was simple: disable Flash hardware acceleration. After this the videos played OK.

My thread about this issue: Flash videos: audio OK, no video, instead only solid green background (solution in post #5).

Might be it will not help you but it most certainly is worth to try.

Kari
disabling hardware acceleration fixes online video streaming, but watching videos locally on my computer with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic Home Cinema still produces the error.
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27 Apr 2013   #4
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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27 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
how did you find this? my windows is windows 7 ultimate x64 the driver is for windows 8...
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27 Apr 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is the same Windows 7 driver, just with Windows 8 support added to it. You can also find direct download links here,

AMD Catalyst 12.6 BETA (8.97.100.3 July 3) Legacy Driver - AnandTech Forums

without the Windows 8 support.
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27 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
It is the same Windows 7 driver, just with Windows 8 support added to it. You can also find direct download links here,

AMD Catalyst 12.6 BETA (8.97.100.3 July 3) Legacy Driver - AnandTech Forums

without the Windows 8 support.
ok since u said it's the same windows 7 drivers i will go download and install it thanks so much for the links.
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28 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i figured out something, the problem with the videos being unable to render properly is due to DXVA. The directx web installer doesn't install the proper direct x files required for DXVA to work, I tried installing directx using the june 2010 redistributable package, and surprisingly everything starts to work like normal.
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29 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Guru3D.com for all your video driver sanity.... old and new.... plus utilities and custom made drivers, although those are use at your own risk.

I agree that this upgraded drivers worse than previous for people happens too much, so basically, I don't change drivers unless there is compelling reason to...

Learned this in Windows 95/98/XP, happened way way too frequently then.
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30 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i think that the DirectX web installer has some problems with the legacy graphic cards, as they do not detect and update the necessary DirectX components needed. If anyone is using direct x 9, remember to install through the redistributable, not the web installer.
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