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Windows 7: Issues playing HD video.


02 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 
Issues playing HD video.

I'm having major problems playing HD video. This includes my own home videos (1440 x 1080 / 29 fps) and dual-layer DVDs. I can't use WM Player because it's useless, the picture looks like a moving oil-painting. I can't use VLC player because the audio cuts out every few seconds when I play either HD video files or a dual-layer DVD. I can't use GOM Player because the audio lags severely when I play HD video files and it squeezes my wide-screen videos into a square for some reason (it's okay with dual-layer DVDs though, thankfully). I can't use KM Player because it just won't start, no matter how many times I reinstall it.

My drivers are up to date.

What's going on here?!

EDIT: The GOM Player audio lag is caused by the software playing the video at several times normal speed, but not speeding up the audio. I hate computers...


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02 Aug 2012   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

First, "Welcome to the Forums."

Give WMP a try, and if that doesn't work you may need to download a Codec Package (hopefully not). Sometimes for what ever reason the system just can't seem to play video files without a proper Codec. Good Luck.
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03 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, Lee.

WMP is still just terrible for me. The video plays smoothly, but it's ruined by the lousy quality. I've tried tweaking the settings but the picture quality is consistently awful. You mention a Codec Package. Where would I be able to download that?
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04 Aug 2012   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeniqueCoelum View Post
Thanks, Lee.

WMP is still just terrible for me. The video plays smoothly, but it's ruined by the lousy quality. I've tried tweaking the settings but the picture quality is consistently awful. You mention a Codec Package. Where would I be able to download that?
Just Google with the verbage "Video Codec for Windows 7," and you should be able to find quite a few out there. One I used in the past was "Shark Codec Package."

Good luck and please let me know how it comes out along with the Codec package you use, and how well it performed. That was I can build a knowledge base for helping others. . .
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07 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks! I had a go, downloaded a codec package from here: Windows 7 Codecs Pack for Windows Media Player WMP12 and Media Center

I don't see any difference in the performance, I'm afraid. Is there a specific codec package that you'd recommend for improved performance? All I want is to get rid of the awful blurry oil-painting effect.
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08 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

try BSPlayer
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11 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, Evil Nemesis, BSPlayer is good, it plays my M2TS files perfectly, but unfortunately it seems to have a problem with AVI files: it only plays the audio not the video.
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11 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

install shark codecs, then try the files with media player classic home cinema, I'm sure they'll work
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11 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

If hes tried all those players and still having problems I'm guessing its something else amiss. no?
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29 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks for the tip Lee and Evil Nemesis. I installed Shark007's codec packaged, and it seems to've helped Windows Media Player. I think it has, anyway. My latest batch of videos are M2TS files, and I tried to play them on GOM Player (video fast / audio at normal speed, resulting in horrific mismatch) and BS Player (horrible interlacing, completely unwatchable) and VLC Player (pretty nasty interlacing, then the video ground to a halt, stuck on the one frame about 30 seconds in, and the audio kept going), but after installing the Shark codecs, the M2TS files play just fine on Windows Media Player, and I think the quality is improved. The real test will be whether WMP can play dual-layer DVDs without any problems. We shall see!
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