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Windows 7: Video players' video playback failing after a few minutes

16 Jan 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Video players' video playback failing after a few minutes

Hi guys, very recently (a couple of months ago) I built a custom desktop intended for gaming, and every game works great on max settings, youtube and online players work fine. However, when I play either Windows Media Player, or VLC player, strange things start happening. For both players, after a few minutes into the video, the video playback disappears and the player becomes unresponsive (can't access menus, can't fullscreen), however, the sound still plays fine. Though sometimes I can open the player menus, but they're blacked out, furthermore, the desktop taskbar starts glitching (chrome or VLC icon superimposes itself on the windows/start logo), re-positioning the taskbar fixes this. Basically, the WMP and VLC players' video playback glitches out a few minutes into the video, but sound is fine. Can't figure this out for the life of me. I've re-installed both players, re-installed the video driver, downloaded Shark007 codecs, disabled anti-virus, nothing works. Here's some of my specs;

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 12/10/2014 11:56:32 AM
Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI (Secure Boot not supported)

4.00 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4790K
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)

Serial Number: 140626901503703
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. 1008 05/29/2014

Crucial_CT512MX100SSD1 [Hard drive] (512.11 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 14390D53DA08, rev MU01, SMART Status: Healthy
Intel Raid 0 Volume SCSI Disk Device (2000.40 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Fast Data, SMART Status: Healthy

8134 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM_A1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_A2' has 4096 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_B2' has 4096 MB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 [Display adapter]
TOSHIBA-TV [Monitor] (24.0"vis, November 2010)

High Definition Audio Device
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)

ESET Smart Security Version 8.0.304.0

Thanks for taking the time to look at my post!

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18 Jan 2015   #2

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