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Windows 7: Poor video quality on all players except WMP12


15 Nov 2009   #1

windows XP
 
 
Poor video quality on all players except WMP12

Hi, i've seen that its a common problem but i couldn't find a solution to it. Only Windows media player plays the videos well. others just give very poor quality.
i installed Latest versions of Nvidia Driver, and then tried Old version as Well. I even tried Vista drivers, but Nothing Worked. What could be the Solution?It's Driving me nuts, Because Most of the Time I watch Videos..

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15 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by priosteel View Post
Hi, i've seen that its a common problem but i couldn't find a solution to it. Only Windows media player plays the videos well. others just give very poor quality.
i installed Latest versions of Nvidia Driver, and then tried Old version as Well. I even tried Vista drivers, but Nothing Worked. What could be the Solution?It's Driving me nuts, Because Most of the Time I watch Videos..
Have you also tried installing/updating your video codecs? I use the Shark007 pack.
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15 Nov 2009   #3
Lee

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

Another good codec package is Media.Player.Codec.Pack.V3.3.1.Setup. Both are install on my OS. Go back to the most up to date Nvidia driver 191.07 or the 195 beta. Once you have it installed then check to see if the Nvidia Control Panel was also installed. If So then go into the Nvidia Control Panel to check to see if everything is set the way you want for your monitor. Hope this helps, and good luck.

Almost forgot; have you gone into the "Screen Resolution" then click on Advanced settings to see if your video card has a control panel. Just a thought.
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15 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Another good codec package is Media.Player.Codec.Pack.V3.3.1.Setup.
Lee, PLEASE stop recommending that users should submit thier systems to codec hell just because you are there and don't even know it. Your lack of knowledge of anything codec related is completely astounding. Worse yet, you're inability to solve playback issues in an informed manner is prevelent with your recommendation of installing something as archaic as "Media.Player.Codec.Pack.V3.3.1" which installs 179 OLD VERSION files to the users system32 directory of which 85% have been already installed with current versions by the Win7codecs into private pathing where they belong.
Several files of your recommended installation are PROVEN to crash Windows 7 systems!
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16 Nov 2009   #5
Lee

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

Shark, It must be nice to be as smart as you are. Oh, by the way been using codecs with Win 7 since beta without a crash. Have a Nice Day.
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16 Nov 2009   #6

windows XP
 
 

no its not a codec problem. um 100% sure of that cause i've tried all codecs. i found a solution though. it seems like that whenever aero theme is on in Windows 7, the videos dont play as good. if i switch to basic, the video plays well. what is the problem with it?
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16 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Shark, It must be nice to be as smart as you are. Oh, by the way been using codecs with Win 7 since beta without a crash. Have a Nice Day.
My post wasnt personal... but hey ... as you wish it ....

I'm sorry that you wish to push your lack of codec related knowledge further out into the light. So be it. Exactly how do you expect codecs as old as 11 YEARS to work properly on Windows 7? Attached is a sample pic of the codecs you suggest people install.



Once again I ask,
please do not suggest that people destroy thier systems with this crap.
We all have our areas of expertise, codecs is obviously, NOT yours.
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16 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have noticed this problem before and on xp as well. If you use vlc they released an update recently that was supposed to fix a degradation of video quality in Windows 7 compared to earlier windows platforms. The other explaination I have been able to find for this happening is to do with deinterlacing the video. In VLC for example you can go to Video|Deinterlace| and set different deinterlace methods and you will likely notice an improvement.
The reaosn WMP doesnt seem to have this problem is NVIDIA has PureVideo decoders, that i believe now come with their drivers. They integrate with wmp and wmp only it seems and they provide hardware based deinterlacing of the video.
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16 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I get awesome video quality with Media Player Classic Home Cinema and Shark007's Windows 7 codecs. Does require a little tweaking to get the best from it, however.

If you prefer an easier all in one solution, I recommend the free KM Player over VLC.
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