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Old 09-28-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default All my movies are dark...

In every movie I play, whether it's in Windows Media Player or WinDVD 7, every movie always shows up dark until I bring up my Nvidia control panel:



and highlight some options:



After I do that, the video is normal...

Can anybody suggest what might be wrong?

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Old 09-28-2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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are your drivers updated?
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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Yes, all my drivers are up to date.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
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check the settings on your windows player, and your graphics card, and see if that is causing it. It could just be your monitor though..
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Yeah, try upping the brightness on your monitor..or use the auto-adjust..if it's a TFT..
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I would adjust the brightness on my monitor, but not everything is dark, just the movies. And like I said, I can fix it so the movies are normal, but it's an annoyance anyway.
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Umm..

Try using VLC..see if that makes a difference..
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In that interface up top select view. Scroll down to use classic interface and say yes to the next question. Then invoke the setting from the desktop again. The problem is in the overlay controls. In the color control window upper left is a pull down menu. Set that one to all. Then go back to the overlay controls and set them to default.
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Switch you Nvidia control panel to classic view, under color correction you'll see a drop down menu labeled "apply color changes to" select overlay then increase the brightness. this should fix it
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:26 PM   #10
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I thought maybe my DivX codecs were balls, so I went to the k-lite site to get their codecs, and I saw this bulletin:

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We have seen several reports and questions all over the Internet from people that are having display problems. Symptons include very dark, almost back&white video playback. It happens regardless of which player is used. This problem is not caused by codecs. It is caused by bad nVidia drivers, which configure themselves incorrectly.

If you are experiencing such issues, here are some tips to solve your problems:

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Go to your graphics card control panel. Reset all settings to their default values. Important settings are Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Gamma. You can find the control panel via: Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced.
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If resetting the settings does not help, then find an older version of the drivers. Uninstall your current drivers, reboot, and install the older ones.
Rolling back to the older drivers solved the problem.
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