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Old 02-03-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default Video showing up dark

When ever i try to play a media file it comes up with a realy dark picture or a realy bright pink picture. I had a search on google and played with the settings but nothing changed

Im guessing its a codec issues but i know not much about them? Am i missing something or? Advice please
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Default Re: Video showing up dark

what video player are you using?
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It doesnt work in Windows media player 11, Winamp or the divX player
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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Hmm, this is making me think its either a codec problem, though, I'm expecting you wouldn't have this much trouble with them.

Or its something to do with how your video card is playing back media video files.

Go to the Control Panel,
and go to Display.

Go to the Settings tab at the top
and then click on Advanced at the bottom on the window.

You should now in one of the tabs find the name of your graphics card, so click on that to bring up specific driver settings.

Now, these settings will depend on video card to video card, so you'll ahve to do a bit of fiddling to find out where this is.

But what you are looking for, is a setting for video brightness/gamma, etc, that may by chance be set off, so that all videos look iffy.

Make sure all gamma/colours, etc are set to standard 0,0, or if theres a reset button, try hitting that.

Then press Apply, and test a video again.

I hope this helps.
I'm sorry i can't really be any more specific.
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Yay fixed it, Thank you
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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What fixed it?

Sorry, I didn't realize who you were, and so was saying it very simply and step by step, ha ha.
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