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Windows 7: VLC

16 Jun 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
VLC

I no longer use it as my primary movie player, but still often use it when in a hurry. My primary objection to it is that when playing one of my encoded video files, that it always has moments when the picture becomes very distorted. This will clear very quickly, but is annoying none the less.

If I understand, VLC has it's own codec, which makes me suspect that is the source of the problem, but the distortion will occur, regardless of the format of the video files being played. Therefore, I'm less certain that this issue is rooted in the codec.

Does anyone understand exactly what the cause of this is, or how to fix it?


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17 Jun 2011   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

This happens to me also but only on wmv files. mp4 and avi are fine. You can check "use system codecs" in preferences and see if that helps.

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17 Jun 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Is turning off your anti-virus software while using VLC an option?
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17 Jun 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
This happens to me also but only on wmv files. mp4 and avi are fine. You can check "use system codecs" in preferences and see if that helps.

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No, I just tested that twice, and both times it caused the entire system to freeze when selecting a movie.
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17 Jun 2011   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Is turning off your anti-virus software while using VLC an option?
Not really.
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17 Jun 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I do not know which AV you use, but I have found Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) to be the least interfering.
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17 Jun 2011   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The problem is not caused by my firewall/AV. I shut it off and the problem continued.
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17 Jun 2011   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you updated vlc recently ,as there is a new build out
VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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17 Jun 2011   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, I'm running 1.1.10. The only improvement that I can see so far, is that it doesn't cause the videos to stall momentarily at the very beginning, like 1.1.7 did.
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17 Jun 2011   #10
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If this issue happens with any video format, and seeing as how you use internal codecs, you may be right that this is not a codec issue, but I personally think this may be an issue with VLC itself instead.

I rarely watch videos on my PC... actually, I rarely watch videos at all, and the only setting I change in VLC is disabling hardware YUV->RGB conversions, which (when enabled) always makes any videos I play "lighter", as if the contrast is wrong, lol.

But as for the distortion of the picture, nothing really comes to mind. Does it happen completely at random while playing throughout the entire clip without pauses? Does it happen when you seek forward/backward (this seems to be happening commonly in VLC).
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