RIght, I have used VLC for years now and not run into any issues but I seem to have an annoying issue at the moment.
VLC "was" giving pixelated video in fullscreen mode. I solved this as stated on the VLC forums and put on DirectX Video Playback. Here is the source where I got that from: The VideoLAN Forums • View topic - Video pixelated in fullscreen
Since then though, my visual themes on Windows 7 always disable and go into simple mode. All the see through effects dissappear and it goes very plain. Now, this is only happening when VLC is open. Im guessing its to do with DirectX disabling them on purpose for some reason (I dont know how DX actually works so it could be a simple or complex reason). On XP I never had to touch any settings to make VLC work and never had any pixel issues on fullscreen. Is there a way that anyone knows off to stop VLC pixelating and to not have my visual effects changed every time?