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Windows 7: Win 7 theme changes when playing movie

19 Jan 2010   #11

windows 7 build 7100
ram and player

you might be right about the ram, but if i am lacking ram, then how is it that i am able to play the videos on windows media player and vlc player without the theme changing. fyi, i dont have a tuner card.

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19 Jan 2010   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Well as I was mentioning before even with 4gb of memory installed here when going to run the tuner card's application for viewing or running WMP or another maximize to full screen app Windows will automatically revert to the Aero Basic by default. As soon as you close out the program the theme you have set returns immediately afterwards. Windows is conserving resources by doing this. This is part of 7.
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20 Jan 2010   #13

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

Does it actually matter while you are playing a movie -- I can't myself see the point of watching a movie and then wanting to use the screen for something else at the same time.
Switch to FULL SCREEN mode and then you won't notice it.

I think after the movie has finished the display will revert back to aero again as the previous poster has said.

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21 Sep 2010   #14


media player classic does the same thing on my system.
Not all the time, but often enough.

I've got 6GB of ram so adding more memory might not help you any. Just like you said, VLC and other players don't do it on my system, only media player classic. I've got a good machine but I've also got a weak video card (geforce 310) so I've always suspected that the issue was due to the way media player classic uses my (limited) graphics hardware.

I never looked into it however, because (as others have said) once I close the player after watching my show windows switches back automatically and so it never bothered me. If some one knows of a setting in the player which will prevent it from happening at all (not just fix it once it does) I'd be interested... just haven't been curious enough to go messing around because really, I barely notice it.
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07 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
My guess would be that your player, Media Player Classic (HC) is set to use an incorrect renderer.
Open the player, navigate the menu's, View | Options | Output
Lefthand column, DirectShow Video, choose EVR or EVR Custom Pres.
If you don't have those options, choose System Default or VMR9 renderless
man it worked for me...i change the renderer to System Default, on my Aspire 4741, 2g Ram, C i3-330M, Intel HD Graphics
now no theme change in Media Player Classic
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07 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reynajoh View Post
this would be true, but in my case, my pc in not underpowered, its a performance pc built it myself
any other ideas
I agree with SSyar about changing the output renderer, but it should be never be System Default. I often found the quality of the video clips seriously downgraded, and on certain hardware configurations it can still display the same "bug" with changing themes.

I assume from the fact you use MPC that you also have the K-Lite installed.
Actually, it doesn't even matter, if you have the home Cinema version of MPC installed, change the renderer to EVR and you're good to go
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