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Windows 7: Stuck at 16 bit depth!

27 Apr 2011   #11
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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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.

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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.

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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....
Indeed, I don't see exactly how a player can do all that, but obviously it has.

Just a moment , I need to check something............

can you get to this screen;



and click on "Default" ?

Regards....Mike Connor


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28 Apr 2011   #12
mleejr

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm sorry, how do you get to that. It looks familiar.
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29 Apr 2011   #13
mleejr

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

A bit of an update. I've been trying everything, resolution, uninstalling, reinstalling video card drivers, etc. My video games and desktop look good, its my videos. I think it just hosed up something with my video. Well, there was more but I think I've fixed it up to just my videos looking bad.
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29 Apr 2011   #14
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mleejr View Post
I'm sorry, how do you get to that. It looks familiar.
That is the setup screen inside the player. If you reset everything to default, it should put your settings back to what they were.

Regards....Mike Connor
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30 Apr 2011   #15
mleejr

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I don't have those options in win 7 media player or win player classic.

Here's an example of what I'm seeing. I circled what I am focused on. The color transitions are not smooth. They look horrible. I watched these videos on another windows 7 machine and they all look great. Even my netflix and onlive are affected!

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5...ageproblem.png
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30 Apr 2011   #16
mleejr

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I think I may have fixed it. WOW this was not easy! What a cluge!
Ok, dvdxplayer apparently not only changed all my settings, it changed all my codecs. I installed multiple codec packs, uninstalled, changed video card drivers, all KINDS of stuff, nothing worked. Then I found this little gem...
I uninstalled the KLite codec pack (had it before, it is NOT the problem). Then I installed the XP Codec pack 2.5.1. It still didn't work. Well, hidden inside this little gem of a package is a program called 'Codec Detective'. I thought 'hmm, I wonder if this will at least give me info on what codecs are installed and running and how they are configured'. It does, beautifully. I found that the codecs were being held onto, still, by company called APlus. I actually just got this TODAY from giveawayoftheday.com. I like file converter utilities for watching my shows on my xbox, mp3 player, etc. Anyway, When I found that this program was hogging nearly 90% of my codecs, INCLUDING one called NV.... which is an NVIDIA driver, I was shocked! I uninstalled the program, which froze on uninstall, then I rebooted, then uninstalled again and it worked! The picture isn't perfect, but it is much better. I am still having some of the shading problems but I think I am in the right ballpark. I think I can deal with the way it is now. The key is to get 'Codec Detective' and see what crappy, 1997 program has hijacked your codecs and remove it! By hand if necessary.
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02 May 2011   #17
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mleejr View Post
I don't have those options in win 7 media player or win player classic.

Here's an example of what I'm seeing. I circled what I am focused on. The color transitions are not smooth. They look horrible. I watched these videos on another windows 7 machine and they all look great. Even my netflix and onlive are affected!

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5...ageproblem.png
I've seen that video, and I've seen the same color artifacts. Artifacting like that is common on low depth videos. Given that it's probably a web video of some sort, I wouldn't expect it to look any better, really.
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02 May 2011   #18
mleejr

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

No, its not just poor quality, I can visibly see changes....very evident changes actually between codecs.
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