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Windows 7: Stuck at 16 bit depth!

27 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Stuck at 16 bit depth!

I recently installed DVDXPlayer and when I played a video it said something like it didnt like my color depth or something, changed something, it forced my windows 7 to move off the Aero theme and into the basic theme and ever since thing, my videos, pictures, etc look like crap. I have the bit depth at 32 but it still looks like 16! I have nvidia 460, windows 7, 64 bit. I updated my codecs, etc. Problem is, its not just video. Everything used to work! I moved the theme back to Aero. Nothing is working! All fleshtones in videos look like garbage and have those distinct blueish dithering where there are shadows vs. flesh. It's awful. I can't see how to get it all back!
Help!

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27 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Have you updated your graphics drivers to their latest version? The 270.61 WQHL drivers were released on April 18th. If you haven't updated, do so. NVIDIA DRIVERS 270.61 WHQL
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27 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Have you updated your graphics drivers to their latest version? The 270.61 WQHL drivers were released on April 18th. If you haven't updated, do so. NVIDIA DRIVERS 270.61 WHQL
Yup.

Everything was working great. Then DVDXPlayer said it had to change the color depth and it hasn't been right since. It then changed my theme to windows 7 basic. It is 32 bit depth and Aero now but everything still has those distinct patterns between color shades and it's driving me crazy! I can't believe they just changed my stuff without me approving it.
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27 Apr 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Here's what it did! I found it in their crappy products troubleshooting! Look at the very bottom of the page, that is exactly what it said!
It changed my color depth and, it says it will change it back but it didn't and now I have manually but it still looks like garbage!

http://www.clonedvd.net/troubleshooting.html
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27 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

No one?!
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27 Apr 2011   #6

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mleejr View Post
No one?!
What exactly would you like to know?

You found the problem. The program you, or somebody else, is using to clone DVD's is not very good. That is not a player, it is a copy program.

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Apr 2011   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
What exactly would you like to know?
How to fix it.

I uninstalled the program but it's destruction on my color quality remains.I am at 32 bit color depth but in every video the color is so bad each person looks like a topographical map. The program changed the depth but I can't seem to change it back. I changed it in resolution->advanced...all over the place. I rolled back the nvidia drivers and upgraded them again....nada.
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27 Apr 2011   #8

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
That is not a player, it is a copy program.
No, that is the companies ONLY troubleshooting guide. I downloaded the player as part of giveawayoftheday.com. I was using it to play videos. It hosed up all my videos I watch now.

It's a player.

DVD Player | Region free DVD Player software | DVD X Player

Anyone have any suggestions? I've tried everything I could find and google...
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27 Apr 2011   #9

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

A troubleshooting guide for a completely different program is useless.

Contact the company and tell them that their software has altered your machine, and ask them for instructions on how to repair it.

Have you tried another player to see if that solves your problem?

Like this one;

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Apr 2011   #10

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
A troubleshooting guide for a completely different program is useless.
It's the only one for the company. If you click troubleshooting for the player, you get that. And it is the same problem I am having.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Contact the company and tell them that their software has altered your machine, and ask them for instructions on how to repair it.
I have. I got it for free from giveawayoftheday.com. Good luck getting them to help me.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Have you tried another player to see if that solves your problem?
Windows Media Player, Windows Media Player classic (Klite codec pack), Divx player.

All the same problem.

Thanks for the help though. It's nuts....
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