HEEEELP!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Bindair Dundat, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. I reaaaaaly need help here.. sometime today, my DirectX8.1 broke.. and now
    I have to have all directx acceleration disabled to view my videos...
    otherwise, I get vertical bars (looks like an interference pattern) and it
    also looks like someone turned down the brightness all the way and jacked
    up the contrast on the videos (very deep reds and no blue or green comes
    through). When I drag the video window off of the edge of the screen (has
    to be all the way, not part way) and drag it back, the video then continues
    to play normally.

    This happens on all AVI, WMV, MPG files that I have.

    I really need your help folks...

    Please reply here or email me at matt64738%40hotmail.com
     
    Bindair Dundat, Jul 6, 2003
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  2. I have to have all directx acceleration disabled to view my videos...
    So this happened spontaneously or did you install some new software, upgrade
    some software, do a Windows Update, change some hardware or Windows
    settings?
     
    The March Hare \(MVP\), Jul 7, 2003
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  3. I have to have all directx acceleration disabled to view my videos...
    So this happened spontaneously or did you install some new software, upgrade
    some software, do a Windows Update, change some hardware or Windows
    settings?
     
    The March Hare \(MVP\), Jul 7, 2003
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  4. It just happend spontaneously... the computer was under being used
    heavily at the time it happened, but nothing was installed to cause it to
    happen... I was busy rendering video to WMV when I was looking at
    another video I was considering rendering... one minute, I was opening
    files fine, the next, poof.. corrupted video.

    The thing is, it only seems to do it on opening the file, when the stream
    starts getting rendered. For instance, if I let the windows preview look
    at it first, the windows preview (the little window in windows explorer
    that pops up on the side to give you a preview) will render corrupted,
    and then if I double click the file, it opens fine. But if I double
    click on the file before the preview pane opens it, I will see corrupted
    video.

    Some video is not previewed by the little side previewer so they will
    always open corrupted, until I move them off the screen and back on, in
    which they play just fine. Something happens when the file is opened
    that DirectX doesn't like anymore.

    I have had this problem before, and installing DX9 over DX8.1 does not
    fix the issue. No one replied to my pleas for help and I had to
    reinstall the OS. But now its back again and I just dont have the
    patience for another OS install
     
    Bindair Dundat, Jul 9, 2003
    #4
  5. It just happend spontaneously... the computer was under being used
    heavily at the time it happened, but nothing was installed to cause it to
    happen... I was busy rendering video to WMV when I was looking at
    another video I was considering rendering... one minute, I was opening
    files fine, the next, poof.. corrupted video.

    The thing is, it only seems to do it on opening the file, when the stream
    starts getting rendered. For instance, if I let the windows preview look
    at it first, the windows preview (the little window in windows explorer
    that pops up on the side to give you a preview) will render corrupted,
    and then if I double click the file, it opens fine. But if I double
    click on the file before the preview pane opens it, I will see corrupted
    video.

    Some video is not previewed by the little side previewer so they will
    always open corrupted, until I move them off the screen and back on, in
    which they play just fine. Something happens when the file is opened
    that DirectX doesn't like anymore.

    I have had this problem before, and installing DX9 over DX8.1 does not
    fix the issue. No one replied to my pleas for help and I had to
    reinstall the OS. But now its back again and I just dont have the
    patience for another OS install
     
    Bindair Dundat, Jul 9, 2003
    #5
  6. No one replied to my pleas for help and I had to
    For better response, I recommend choosing a better Subject line. "video
    spontaneously started playing corrupted" or something like that.

    In any case, do you have a different video card you can try on this machine?
    Is it an onboard video card? Did the Display settings change? Have you
    tried updating the driver from Windows update or the manufacturer's site?
     
    The March Hare \(MVP\), Jul 9, 2003
    #6
  7. No one replied to my pleas for help and I had to
    For better response, I recommend choosing a better Subject line. "video
    spontaneously started playing corrupted" or something like that.

    In any case, do you have a different video card you can try on this machine?
    Is it an onboard video card? Did the Display settings change? Have you
    tried updating the driver from Windows update or the manufacturer's site?
     
    The March Hare \(MVP\), Jul 9, 2003
    #7
  8. When I reduce accelleration of my card to disable all DirectX and
    Sounds like you need a new video card.
     
    The March Hare \(MVP\), Jul 9, 2003
    #8
  9. When I reduce accelleration of my card to disable all DirectX and
    Sounds like you need a new video card.
     
    The March Hare \(MVP\), Jul 9, 2003
    #9
  10. Well, all else being equal. I would tend to come to the same conclusion..
    but I know that if I reinstall the OS, everything works fine. So a hardware
    issue I would have to doubt. I strongly believe that something broke in
    DirectX.. I am running 8.1.. i am going to install it again in safe mode,
    and see if it starts working properly again.
     
    Bindair Dundat, Jul 9, 2003
    #10
  11. Well, all else being equal. I would tend to come to the same conclusion..
    but I know that if I reinstall the OS, everything works fine. So a hardware
    issue I would have to doubt. I strongly believe that something broke in
    DirectX.. I am running 8.1.. i am going to install it again in safe mode,
    and see if it starts working properly again.
     
    Bindair Dundat, Jul 9, 2003
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