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streaming video too dark, Gamma problem?

Question: streaming video too dark, Gamma problem?

my videosonic colorific monitor controls tell me that my video card has too high a Gamma setting, the card is nividia ge2force. how can i correct the card, or what else might be giving me the too dark picture? audio and motion of play are finetimes new roman4black

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Answer: streaming video too dark, Gamma problem?

Just right click on desktop, choose properties, settings tab, advanced, click on the geforce tab.. Then select color correction.

If it's not there, you may need to update your drivers.

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Hello, I have an issue with HDMI output to external monitor (HDMI to DVI) on my IdeaPad Z50-70 (Intel HD Graphics 4400 / GeForce 840M). The problem appears only in games and only on external monitor (not on notebook display). The image output i too dark, especially shadows, dark rooms etc. And some games are nearly not playable. Maybe it's more gamma correction problem than brightness. The problem appears even if I disable GeForce and use only Intel HD Graphics. I'm using Windows 8.1 64-bit, latest Intel and nVidia drivers. I've tried to find some gamma/brigtness settings for HDMI in nVidia and HD graphics controll panel, but haven't found anything. I'll be glad for every advice.  

Answer:Z50-70 - too dark HDMI output (low brightness/gamma)

It is a game problem then.
 
Which games are you playing?
Have you tried in-game gamma correction?
Are you playing in a dark room?
Is your TV set to Eco settings or something? (that dims the display depending on ambient light)

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I got a new video card recently and noticed the gamma was a little dark at some point, so I went into color correction and fixed it, then saved the settings and ticked the box to start with those settings (so i wouldnt have to deal with it again)

problem is whenever I play video like mpeg or avi, it is still with the dark gamma and hard to view without turning up the brightness to compensate. when a movie file is FIRST opened it looks right for a split second before dropping into the dark gamma look.

I cant seem to find a way to adjust gamma for video, only for everything else.

to further complicate this problem, I'm not sure if it actually started with the new card or from a game i installed immediately upon getting the new card. (i installed Neverwinter Nights after the upgrade) I remember having to adjust the gamma settings of the game but I dont know if the chicken or the egg. like did the problem make me have to change the in game gamma or did the in game gamma cause the problem? (ive tried re-installing, un-installing etc and nothing helps.

my card is a
nVidia GeForce2 MX 100/200

and im running Windows 98SE

any help would be appreciated, either in finding the Root of the problem or a workaround as to how I can adjust the default gamma for playing video.

Tks
 

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I recently installed Windows Service Pack 2, actually three times after reinstating my computer software to the original state by erasing and reinstalling the full software install CD on my computer's hard drive for Window XP Home. I have no problems playing games with my new FX 5200 Ultra video card by BFG, but I am at random times getting the annoying green screen that blanks out my videos I am streaming or playing(happens when I am streaming more often). Then after that happens usually, the computer reboots or shuts off. I never had this happen before. My computer's memory tests ok so why can I play games with this never happening but when I am streaming or watching video through Windows Media Player, etc do I get the "green screen blankout" and then often the shutdown of my computer? I have 512 MB of system memory and 128 MB of video memory! I use System Mechanic and it shows I have at least half of my memory even during playback so what is the problem here? I can attach my system computer file of my information if you like in an e-mail if it will help. AND YES I HAVE THE DIVX CODECS. I thought about that to and uninstalled and reinstalled them with the same random problems. PLEASE HELP ME. This is really annoying.
 

Answer:video playback and streaming. Video card problem or software?

Well, it seems u dont have a hardware problem. this problem occurs only when u r watching videos. so i guess its the media player. take my suggestion, stop using it. Download this pack: KLite Codec Pack. I think the latest version is 3.2. Its got all the codecs u need to play compressed videos, and dvds. Its also got an advanced media player which can play any video u open it with like wmv, dat, mpg, rm, mov, avi, divx..... of course, the codecs for these formats r included in the pack.
 

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times new roman3black
first timer to a forum
colorific control panel tells me that my video card's gamma is too high
the card is nividia gefprce2mx
how do i tweek the card?
 

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Pretty self explanatory- my specs are on my profile and I'm including the zip file as per usual BSOD post.

My computer runs the game fine and can even handle media on my second monitor during gaming. I've rarely had issues streaming / recording / watching stuff and gaming simultaneously - I've been having all kinds of issues as of late and while I can run the game without issues at all - as soon as OBS comes into the picture I get BSOD'd.

The reason I'm making this post rather than accepting the limitation of a weaker graphics card (outside of the BSOD) is that on day one I was able to stream and record simultaneously for hours on end - and even earlier points throughout the week I've had no problems.

However lately while toning everything down and running less background stuff I still crash much harder than I should. Earlier I tried to record 5 minutes of content and my system crashed hard, but hours prior I'd recorded a solid 2 hours without break.

I appreciate any input and will give any info that I missed - thanks for taking the time guys.

~Darm

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Hi, guys. I've returned with yet another problem.. I'm running a:QuoteDell XPS710Intel Core2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13 Ghz2 GB RAMMicrosoft Windows XP Professional SP3Dual nVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS cards (driver 6.14.11.8618 - 06/10/09)DirectX 9.0c      I just replaced the hard drive after a complete failure (quality parts.. thanks again, Dell!) and now that I have it back up and running I figured I would install Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2.      A little background; prior to my HD crashing, I was having some heat issues.. the display would zoom in randomly.. I would reboot and the display would not return. I ended up opening the case and cleaning out two years worth of filth and it seemed to solve the issue.     Since the new HD installation, everything has been running seemingly fine. After playing GRAW 2 for the first time on the new HD, after exiting the game, I had the screen zooming again. I went to reboot and again, the display would not appear (standby light on, however). I let the computer sit for about eight hours with the case open for cooling, and when I booted it again, there was no issue. Later that day, I played GRAW 2 again, and after playing, again, the display zoomed. After booting, however, the display has yet to return.      I've tried to boot at least nineteen times, I've let the the PC sit unpowered with a room fan blowing on for over ten hours, nothing is working... Read more

Answer:Suspected problem with dual video cards; monitor dark.

Anyone?

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Hi,I have setanta broadband but are having problems viewing this and other videos via the internet. I have downloaded up to date flash versions, i have also download firefox etc and also cleared a lot of files off my PC but it still not helps. The videos start buffering then after 5 seconds or so freeze and start buffering again.Can anyone advise me on this problem?Thanks in advance.

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Google for "Broadband Speedtest" and see if your data throughput is what you paid for. If it is OK in the test, it could be that the slow down is at the other end.Major sporting events may have peak viewing audiences too big for the service provider, though you would think that since Setanta's business is based on this, they would have adequate bandwidth.

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I've been having the same problem for a while now. When I try to watch a video online, I can only load a small portion of it at a time. The progress bar will only move part of the way (usually only a minute or two out of a 30 minute video) and then completely stop. I've tried waiting for several hours to see if it's just slow, but it just stops.

It's not a matter of a slow connection--mine is very fast.
This happens both in IE and Firefox. I have cleared my cache and reinstalled Flash Player, but that didn't help either.

Any ideas???
 

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my computer seems to have developed a problem. when I'm watching streaming video it acts like it is buffering every 10 seconds or so making it appear choppy. I'm connected to high speed dsl and all was fine yesterday. the system is free of malware and everything checks out ok. I did have a problem yesterday. when I navigated to a web site that I use all the time all of a sudden I got a stack overflow error message which replicated itself until IE crashed. first ime I ever saw that error message and I haven't seen it since then. could I possibly have a memory ram stick that is acting up and should be replaced? thanks
 

Answer:streaming video problem

try this program it's free for 30days.
http://download.cnet.com/System-Mechanic-Professional/3000-18512_4-4
 

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My system specs are below. I use XP home SP1 everything updated execpt SP2, including video and audio codecs. My browser is MSN premium and I use to be able to use MSN priemium to stream online video via mediaplayer on my last comp with XP home. Now when I left click it gives me three options: open file (which fully downloads in to a temp folder), save file, and download file later. There is no stream option.

How do I set left click to automatically stream with media player the video or even the audio link?

Answer:problem streaming video

check mediaplayers' options

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I have a Dell SC600 tower computer, several years old. It has a P4 with 2.66 GB speed. I have 2 GB ram, 7200 rpm hard drives and an Internet Connection that varies between 2 and 5 MB. I'm guaranteed 2 MB...but most of the time if I check it, it's a lot faster.

This particular problem has started since I installed Windows 7...I never had it in XP. When I installed Windows 7, I didn't have the problem, it seem to have started recently. It could have started when I replaced RC with the Release version.

When I try to play a Video...regardless of the source, it plays for a few seconds, then stops, then plays for a few seconds, then stops, and never just plays. The Video buffer never fills up...it just stays at the current location. \

I don't mind waiting till the buffer reaches 100% and then start playing the video...but no matter how long I wait, the buffer indicator doesn't move.

Any ideas?
 

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ok, so far i've only noticed this to happen with .asf files, and i have no idea why it's happening. when i open the .asf files, windows media player pops up and then starts buffering, which is normal. but then after it buffers some, it will start to play the files but i can only hear it. there is no video whatsoever; just a black screen. i've tried downloading codec packages, opening it with other players, upgrading my windows media player, and some other stuff. i think my player just can't recognize that file format for some reason because i have streamed other VoD files before that had the extension .asx i think it was. if anyone has had this happen and knows wtf is going on, or if anyone just has any ideas that might help, plz help.
 

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I have had a problem for some time now with WMP9 and streaming video. the problem is with all formats EXCEPT .asf and .wmv. those two work fine, all others crash WMP9 with an "unknown error". After this had happened a few times I decided to send an error report on it to see if it might find a fix. It came up witth an article that said I needed to update my copy of MPEG Encoder. I do not have that application(yes it was refering to an application, had a link for me to dl it)
I did at one time attempt to install Adobe Premiere but it did not install correctly and I uninstalled it. it included a version of MPEG Encoder in it, so gave that app a shot, it did not fix the problem.

I can play all media formats if they are on my machine. I can also stream these files using Quicktime or RealOne(but I don't like those apps)
The problem also seems to occur in K++(Kazaa) If I try to preview any video types other than wmv or asf, I get the same error as when streaming.

As I said, this has been going on for a while now, I've looked around, asked around and searched old threads here. I can come up with nothing and no one seems to want to help me other than suggesting a format. I do not subscribe to the theory that a format is a fix for anything, so that is not an option. I need to fix this, it has gone from being a slight annoyance, to being a huge headache.
 

Answer:Streaming video problem

Adobe Premiere is known not to uninstall the codecs it has installed and I personally have had problems with this. IIRC all i had to do was to delete the offending files from windows system folder.. I'm sure you can find the exact instructions how to do this if you search the web (that's how i got them).
 

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I just set up a brand new computer that is having problems across all browsers streaming video from sites like YouTube or Facebook. The video appears to be in slow motion/stuttering.

The PC is a Dell Precision 3620, intel (quad core 3.2 GHz, 3.6 Ghz Turbo, 6MB, w/ HD Graphics 530); 16 GB RAM; integrated graphics card. Windows 7 Professional.

Here is what I've already tried:

*I disabled Hardware Graphic Accelerator on all browsers.
*I made sure Adobe flash is up to date.
*I cleared internet history.
*I made sure windows is totally up to date.
*A different computer at the same location (network drop) did not have trouble streaming videos. Other computers on the same network are not having trouble streaming video.
*I checked memory usage and performance when the videos are stuttering and nothing appears to be taking up an exorbitant amount of resources.
* I checked to see if there was an update for the graphics driver (there wasn't)

I rebooted the computer and for a little while, videos streamed ok, but after a few hours, the user reported that videos were once again stuttering/ appear to be playing in slow motion.
 

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Ok everyone this is my first time i hope someone can help me THIS is the problem when i go to fox. com to look at tv programs like house i can only see it in the little screen when i try to look in full screen mode the sound is ther but the video is in slid screen mode now when i look at my proceesing its at like 87% memory in running how do i fix this and why is so much memory taken up with 64% processing appire 5100 acer 64x2
 

Answer:video streaming problem

what kind of video card are you running?
 

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Hi there :)


I'm running into an odd problem. It started a couple days ago for reasons unknown. If I try to play an embedded video, such as this, the video will begin to play in media player as normal, but a download progress window will also open. This didn't use to happen, but here's the really weird part- if I cancel the download progress window, everything is fine; if I let it go the video will either restart, or stop playing all together along with an error message stating that the file cannot be found.

I tried clearing my TIFs, relocating my TIF folder, checked and rechecked every setting I can see, and everything looks fine. It's kind of baffling =[

Any ideas?

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hi, need help..

i'm experiencing a major problem with video streaming or watching videos from sites such as yahoo, nba for morethan a week already; but has no problem watching videos from youtube, metacafe, & the likes or flash videos.

everytime i click a link to a video it doesn't load, and it will stay 1 or 0% all the time. clicking play does nothing. it's just stuck at 0 or 1%, play state is always stuck at "ready". whatever browser i use the result is still the same.

from what i know, nba & yahoo (like featured videos, news) either use Quicktime or Windows Media Player to load & play videos. my prob is it suddenly stopped playing videos for no reason. my media player is upto date, quicktime, realplayer & other codecs are upto date. just wondering why i can't view a video from those sites? does anybody know a solution? anything i need to do?
my OS is XP pro, connection speed is ranging from 700+ to 900+ kbps (dsl connection).
i use IE 6 & Firefox 1.5

Answer:Video Streaming Problem

There could be a number of issues at hand over here. First of all you have an older version of Firefox. The latest one is 2.0.1 which you can here. Can you post an example of a video you can't see.

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I am having problems with streaming videos from some, er, adult sites and also, intermittently, from the eminently respectable BBC iPlayer. The problem is continual buffering so the video plays in short bursts, which destroys the impact. Sometimes the buffer counts down which is equally odd. It does not seem to affect YouTube though. Is this a problem for my ISP, which is AOL? Suggestions welcome.

Answer:Streaming Video Problem

what connnection speed do you have?johnny

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Hello,

I recently did an upgrade on my laptop, just so I can have a clean version of Windows 7 ad start from scratch as the system was feeling a bit clunky. I m planning on doing a clean install and formatting soon (maybe tomorrow), but for now I currently have a problem.

So before the upgrade, I had no problem playing YouTube videos, or any other videos on streaming sites using both Mozilla and Chrome. I could watch videos on wither piece of software at 720p without any problems with lag and stuttering. After this upgrade, nothing seems to work. When I try to watch YouTube videos, even on 360p I will get major slowdown on the video itself and when using the laptop. Thos only occurs when the videos is playing, and when stopped it goes away. I have looked at task manager to see the CPU usage and when playing videos the usage of it is in the high 80s and lower 90s percentages.

The current actions I have taken are these:
I have disabled hardware acceleration in both Adobe Flash Player and Mozilla.
Removed enhancements on audio in case it was audiodg tampering with it (had this problem before)
I have disabled all of the add-ons I have present in the browser, including Adobe Flash Player
When I did this, the Mozilla's own container was still giving me high CPU usage
I have tried booting with just Microsoft applications and drivers running and still get the high usage
I am currently doing the following:
Running a MalwareBytes scan
Running a MSE scan
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Answer:Video Streaming Problem

Have you installed/updated ALL of the system and hardware drivers? You should be using the drivers from the manufacturers website, not the default drivers installed by Windows.
 

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I am trying to stream video from music.yahoo.com and other sites with embedded video. Media Player just locks up or says "Buffering" or "Connecting" forever. It works fine on any other computer in my house just not mine. I am using media player 10, I also tried installing 9 and had the exact same problem. I don't know if it is a Codec problem or what. I can't figure it out. It has nothing to do with my firewall since the other computers that work fine are on the same firewall. Even reformatting does nothing! Is there a substitute for Media Player that I can use? If I download the file first then play it, then it works fine, I just can't stream direct.

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Ok I am a techy myself, and am no novice to compters. But this problem has stumped me cold in my tracks. Heres my info

Windows XP SP1 with patches dating up to SP2
VII 100Mbs/sec NIC Adaptor
Router disabled for this problem
Pentium III 1.7 ghz processor
1 gig ram
300 gigs HD's, partitioned, 150gigs free
Windows media player 10
DSL internet connection

When tring to stream a video, any video, any web site, though to the windows media player, it doesnt connect. It tries at first then just returns to the ready option. Refreashing the page does nothing but agravate me further. So here is where I started.

First I checked my nic, ping 127.0.0.1 -t, tried the video with that running and I got complete replies to my nic, the video never came up.

Then I thought, maybe my router is going bad, I removed the router and went from extenal modem strait to pc (rebooting of course). Tried the video again, nothing.

Thats all the hardware I can test, thus I moved on to software tests. I checked windows media player. I uninstalled it, and reinstalled WMP10. Once again, nothing.

Here is a stumper and maybe a root cause, while downloading the WMP10, I noticed I was only downloading at 40k/sec. Slow for even dial up, however I'm on DSL. AND the connection status screen shows a 100Mbs/s connection. Could have been the servers I was connecting to, but it was 1:30 in the AM, so I ruled that out.

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Answer:Streaming Video problem

what at you using to encode the video with? eg, Widnows Media Encoder 9, or VLC Media player etc etc?

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I'm having a problem playing any kind of imbedded streaming video. I first tried to watch a streaming broadcast, and the site told me I needed to download Media Player, which I already had. However, I thought I might need an update, so I downloaded the newest version (9) and it still didn't help. As you know, this version cannot be uninstalled, so now I'm stuck with it. I think there may be a conflict between Media Player and Real Player, but I'm not sure. Can anyone please help with this???
 

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can any1 help with this wont play mpeg files it just plays the sound within media player divx and power dvd.
they did play and now they dont ,plays avi no problem
help sort this
Thanx Andy
 

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OS: Windows XP
Video: Intel on-board
Ram: 1gb

I've got a PC having video problems streaming but only with these sites that stream live football games and sports events. It runs fine with youtube etc. No problems with movies or anything like that. All the basic stuff checked like updated video drivers, disk space, flash etc. Also tried disabling hardware accelerator. The sound works fine but the video runs in slow motion. My thinking is the on-board card or lack of memory but the fact it runs other site such as youtube I'm doubting this. BB speed is excellent so this is not the problem. Any ideas?

Answer:Video streaming problem.

Look to the web pages FAQ's and see what the minimum requirements are. You may need a video card with separate video memory to play this site. Also when streaming, stop the video from automatically starting, and let it buffer for a few minutes (there may be a grey progress bar ahead of the actual playing progress bar)
Be sure to update Java and Shockwave.

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I consider myself to be quite good with networking, but I have stumbled across a problem which is starting to bother me. Basically what is happening is when I play any kind of video stream from any given site on the net, my internet connection drops and the only way to revive it is a power cycle of the router. I haven't had this problem until recently (past few months) and I have owned this current router (Linksys Wireless B router) for 3-4 years. I've gone over all of my router settings and everything is set properly. I thought to myself perhaps my router was blocking that video stream via a port block on my router. But this can't be since I even tried opening every well known port on my router (0-50k) for a few minutes to see if that would work but to no avail. Therefore I believe it could an actual router hardware issue. The conclusion I've come to is that I think the router's buffer is recieving the video stream packets in the router's buffer but cannot handle the flow and is discarding them, which in the process locks up my router and thus requiring a power cycle. I think it may be time to buy a new router! What do you guys think?
 

Answer:Odd video streaming problem...

Put a hub on the outside of the router and sniff the traffic. You might see something in there.
 

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I'm running Win XP Home with SP2, fully up-to-date, with WMP 10. I had no prior problems with streaming videos. However, I recently installed Nero, after which I find that streaming to WMP 10 no longer works. Instead, the files have to be downloaded first. I've checked the file associations in WMP 10 and Win XP, and ensured that .wmv and .wma files are to be opened with WMP, but that doesn't help.

Shall I try re-installing WMP 10? Or is there some setting in WMP that was overwritten by Nero?

Thx for any advice.

Answer:Streaming video problem

welcome
some people have rolled back to an earlier version
also uninstall and reinstall nero
faqs

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This is probably something very trivial but whenever i am streaming video on a website such as youtube on ma laptop it works perfectly however when i attempt to change the video to full screen mode the screen goes black,and if i hit escape it returns to normal and the video is still playing,any suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

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Running Win7 Pro SP1, Chrome ver 63.0.3239.132

When I go to CBSnews.com the page loads just fine. At the top of the page there is a black bar with a choice entitled CBSN which is their streaming video site. Most of the time clicking on that works. Every once in a while I get a screen that says:

"This page isn't working. www.cbsnews.com redirected you too many times. Try clearing your cookies."

I clear my cookies and it doesn't help. I can't get the page to work. I've tried rebooting and that doesn't help. I keep fiddling around and finally it will work.

Does any one have any ideas as t what is happening and how to correct the problem when it happens? I hope I'm making my self clear.

Thanks, Henry
 

Answer:Streaming video problem

I just went to the website you mentioned and I don't get any errors at all. I am using the same features as you have. I think that it may be your internet causing this problems.
 

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It happens for the speedy joe video player on drama video website. & daily motion and wat videos are not loading. Youtube works fine, so anyone knows what is the issue for this?Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Video streaming Problem

Sppedy Joe is the nickname for what is called the JW Player and is offered by Longtail Video. The link is below. You might want to check out their help forum as your problem may be one of compatibility.


http://www.longtailvideo.com/

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I am having issues with streaming video from my PC to my TV by means of an HDMI cord. It used to be very simple: I would plug in the HDMI cord to both the PC and TV, change the settings on the T.V. to "HDMI", and on the PC press the "windows key + P" to change the settings to "duplicate" or "extend". I tried clearing everything up with my Norton services, but I can't find any issues.
Now the streaming won't work and I am not sure why. If I create another account on the computer it sometimes works but after enough times of streaming video, that stops working as well. The last time I tried the visual part worked, however I couldn't transfer the sound to the T.V. even when I tried adjusting all the settings. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks
 

Answer:Streaming video problem

I guess no one has encountered this before?
 

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Hello everyone,

I've got a problem with trying to watch streaming videos, they run for a couple of seconds and then stop as they try to buffer.

The thing is, everything was running fine up until a couple of days ago and then this buffering problem happened. I recently did a fresh install of everything, running XP with service pack 3 and the newest version of Firefox. I'm pretty sure my flash player is also up to date. Is anybody else having this problem? Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Streaming Video Problem

Is this just on Youtube? Try a different viral video site like Daily Motion.


http://www.dailymotion.com/

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The problem i am facing is ,when i play a video the  streaming stops and the whole system will hang and it needs restart,But the same video streams well when I use earphones or audio jack.I am fed up with this problem,can u please provide me a solution how to resolve this problem.

Answer:Problem with video streaming

Hi @AKKIP, Welcome to the HP Forums! I read your post and wanted to reach out to help you! In your post, you had said that currently your HP Pavilion 14-b003tx Ultrabook is having sound issues.  You could try: 1. Right click the Speaker icon in the bottom right corner by your time.2. Click Playback Devices.3. Click Speakers.4. Click properties.5. Click the advanced tab on the Properties window.6. Change the Default Format drop-down to the highest quality.7. Apply the properties.8. Click OK to close the properties window. Restart the Notebook and test the sound. Here is a link to help troubleshoot the sound. Please let me know how this goes. To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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Whenever I click a video link WMP tells me that it can't play it and if the file is on the internet I should connect to the internet... But I am on the internet.
 

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I have a client with a Q-See DVR that they would like to access remotely. The web interface works fine internally (192.168.x.x). I opened up port 80 and 2000, and setup dynamic dns for them. I can connect to the web interface remotely, but none of the video shows up. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Q-See DVR Video Streaming Problem

Maybe a browser issue? I have a client with a different vendor's DVR, but we can only view the video in Internet Explorer. It installs an ActiveX component, which then makes everything work. Firefox, Safari, Opera - none of them work.
 

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My Computer:Compaq 5000 (5BWME2)20gig HD512mbRAM733mhz Processor---------------------------My Internet connection:RESULTS:Running tests. Please wait...-- Starting download test... Done!-- Starting upload test... Done!Testing complete! Your results are:- Download speed: 1.466 Mbits/sec ( 28 times faster than a 56k modem )- Upload speed: 486.000 KBits/sec ( 14 times faster than a 56k modem )=========================================================REPORT:Applet, v1.0 ; ReportEMBARQ High-Speed Internet Bandwidth Server, Ver. 1.0There are 0 people ahead of you in the queueGetting Report data. Please wait...-- Getting Data ...Time Stamp UL Speed DL SpeedMbits/sec Mbits/secMon Apr 12 12:29:50 GMT+00:00 2010 0.486 1.466Mon Apr 12 12:24:27 GMT+00:00 2010 0.486 1.467Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT+00:00 1970 0.000 0.000Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT+00:00 1970 0.000 0.000==========================================================When I attempt to stream live sports events from :http://raycom.swarmcast.com/login/i...OR:http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=page&page-...OR: ESPN.....the picture skips and stops intermittently and/or stops for extended periods. I have spoken with my Centurylink support folks and they have told me that my connection and speed are adequate for this. The also informed me that it is my computer that needs "tweaked" to solve this problem. I HAVE run your scan(test) of my computer: Manufacturer: CompaqModel: Compaq pcOS: Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionCPU/Ram: 996 MHz / 510 MBVideo Card: ... Read more

Answer:Problem Streaming Video

Your system is outdated. You only have 512MB RAM & you're using weak integrated graphics. Since it can't accept any more RAM, you should install a *real* video card (standard PCI), or at least go into the BIOS & try increasing the video memory amount to 11MB.http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...And I'm curious why you list your CPU as 996MHz in two areas but 733MHz in another?

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Lenovo: Motherboard:CPU Type: Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)Motherboard Chipset:  Intel Cantiga GM45System Memory: 1992 MB (DDR3 SDRAM)BIOS Type: Phoenix (08/19/08) Display:Video Adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family Video Adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family 3D Accelerator: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470   Problem/Issue: Driver problem appeard after upgrading from XP to Windows 7.From the Device Manager I saw that ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 was not working properly and a) I did the "update driver software." After restart the screen light was darker than usual. (This was usual if I was working from battery but I was plugged in this time. ) As I'm not the best with computers I thought my drivers might be in conflict and to prevent serious damages, I just b) disabled ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 from device manager. This actually resolved the dark screen problem. c) then I went to Lenovo support site: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-72858 downloaded newest drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 (Switchable Graphics Driver)and Intel 4500MHD (Intel GM45 Express Chip)For some reason while installine the: Intel GM45 Display Driver (version 8.15.10.2302) gives me error:"This Computer Does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software" Also... Read more

Answer:Lenovo T400 screen goes dark issue, some video driver problem

 I did some reading and this is what I got: I have the latest update to my ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3400 SeriesIt is:  Driver Packaging Version 8.792.5-110424b-119200C-Lenovo READ ME for the update.... <8.641.1.1-090824a-089811C-Lenovo>- (Fix) Fixed an issue where the LCD brightness could not be changed when thegraphics mode was set to high performance on starting the computer. Problem is that I have latest version of the driver that is supposed to have this fix, butI cannot change the LCD brightness.

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Hey,

I'm trying to watch an online stream on http://www.theyoungturks.com/ (the one on the homepage). However, I always get a problem where it just doesn't load. WMP tries to open it but stops after about 10 seconds. Sometime the stream works perfectly though, which perhaps means its not WMPs fault, but theres something wrong with the computer. I've tried searching for a solution, but nothing is working. Any tips?

I'm using XP media centre.
 

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Please Help;

i have an Nvidia GeForce Fx 5200 video card operation on windows xp Pro, and when i try to play/ stream videos, the video quality is bad, and everything seems red-ish, but is still visible. Everywhere else the images are normal, while playing video games for example, and are not red-ish.

Thank You Very Much for Your input.
 

Answer:Problem with video streaming/playing

Same thing here

I got a 6800, but i'm havin the same problem. My games n stuff still work, but all my movies have like a redish coating to it, and it all seems brighter. I tried multiple different file types, n if it's video, it's screwed up. I tried updatin the drivers, didnt work either. I'm at a loss, and it sux cause i got A LOT of movies... that's almost the only thing i use this beast for... movies n games. If anybody can help out here it'd be appreciated.
 

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Every time I get on NBA.com I try to access the streaming video, but all it shows me is a gray screen. I have upgraded to IE 11, I have Windows XP, 2 GB of RAM. Intel Pentium M processor 2.00GHZ. Other sites such as ESPN.com works, but the NBA.com and MLB.com websites are having problems. ANy suggestions as to how to fix this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Problem getting streaming video on websites such as nba.com

Do you have the Adobe Flash Player installed? What about the latest version of Java Runtime Environment 6 update 14?
 

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Hi , for the last month or so i have been un-able to view youtube and a few other sites videos without awful buffering times and stopping , starting constantly.It seems only videos using adobe flash player have this problem , liveleak.com works fine and buffers with lightning speed.I have a 2meg connection which i know is slow these days but have been told i should be able to view streaming videos with no problems.I have tested my connection speed which looks fine , done antivirus and antispy/malware checks and also used a registry fix program but still to no avail , as far as i know my sytem is clean. I am using mozilla firefox as my browser.Any help on this would be very much appreciated.Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Video Streaming Problem

I have the same problem you are describing. I've done the same things you have with no luck. Hopefully, someone on here will be able to help us.
 

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Hi, i got this new computer about 3 weeks ago. When i watch streaming (twitch.tv mostly), sometimes it will freeze my browser for 5sec-10sec (but the sound is still going) and come back after. When i try to watch it in 720p or HD, it will lag but only the video 1/2 of the time, while the sounds is just fine.

I updated all my drivers and reinstalled my firefox/chrome.

Over 720p will work for 15mins then starts lagging like crazy. A

Also, when i open anything (i think with ''Flash'') my browser will freeze for 5sec. The chat from twitch.tv beside the video will take for ever to load and make my browser lag.

Thank you.

Answer:[Streaming] New computer but video problem.

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player. Test your internet speed at speedtest.net

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I have a problem, when I watch a streamed file it shows down the right side a greensih set of colours in rows, all the way down.If i reset the depth of the display to 16bits it goes away for 5 seconds and comes back again.I have reinstalled WMP 9, no luck, and also Windows XP itself.I have the latest drivers and updates for both Nvidia card & windows.Please can anyone help.

Answer:Video Playback & Streaming in XP - Problem

Try using winamp to watch them,full screen,if it still does it,then its likely the monitor.If is goes away,then its something with WMP and the cure is already installed on your machine(as I haven't the faintest howto fix WMP)click here

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I have searched many forums, including Microsoft's, and have read various reports of problems streaming video after SP2 has been installed, but have found no solutions. HELP! This is driving me nuts. It doesn't seem to be a universal problem, but in the cases I found, we all have the same symptom: After installing SP2, streaming video with WMP10 no longer works (it just stalls out while trying to connect). If given the option to choose RealPlayer, streaming video will work. So, it appears it's a conflict between WMP10 and SP2. I tried rolling back to WMP9, as it worked for some, but it did not work for me.
 

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I seem to have a very unusual problem with video streaming on my computer. Whereas all the other computers on my network stream videos fine, my laptop 'stops' continually whilst watching flash or quicktime videos. I have a very fast and reliable internet connection, and my laptop is high spec. I've tried everything from firewalls, antivirus, settings, I even have the same problem in safe mode.
Can anyone help? Thanks.

Answer:Strange problem with video streaming

Welcome to TSF....

Could we have some system specs on this laptop please include make and model and service pack installed?

What programs are you using for the video streaming process?

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Im running fire fox and when i look at streaming videos (in web pages the problem doesnt seem to present a problem with windows media player or win amp) such as you tube it will occasionally freeze with out warning. All connectivity will die immediately my browser will freeze, i cant log onto online game, i cant re open my browser i cant open windows media player i cant open win amp, any thing. but my programs that were up when it happened stay open and connected. Now when i do try to open them after this happens they show up in my task manager but they do not open in explorer. They wont appear as applications either in task manager only as processes.
 

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I am unable to view streaming media [ live & on demand ] from a particular site, on some of the PCs on my small LAN. The site requires Adobe Flash 10, which has been installed; more accurately upgraded from AFP 9. I allowed the browser to notify me of the required update and obtain the update automatically, instead of uninstalling AFT 9.

On my Vista Ultimate SP0, I am successful.
On my Vista Ultimate SP1, I am unsuccessful.
These computers have identical hardware & same browsers; IE 7 & FF 3.0.3
I have obtained all critical and important updates on the SP1 computer, but the problem persists. .
Problem occurs with IE 7 & FF 3.0.3
SP1 PC runs AVG Internet Security 8. Uninstalling AVG IS 8 does not result in success.
No improvement by running IE 7 without add ons, because it needs the Adobe Flash Player add on.
No improvement by disabling all services except Microsoft services and disabling everything on the startup tab in the system config utility [ msconfig ].
No improvement by running in safe mode with networking because Adobe Flash Player will not run in Safe Mode.
On my XP PRO SP3 computer, I am successful. IE 7, FF 2.0.0.16; Windows Media Player 9. AVG 8, [ free ]; Windows XP Firewall
On my XP Pro SP2 computer, I am unsuccessful. IE 7, FF 2.0.0.13; WMP 9. No AntiVirus, as a trouble shooting step. Windows XP firewall.
These computers do NOT have identical hardware.
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Answer:Solved: streaming video problem

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I can't play streaming videos on my MSN homepage, just shows loading but no video or audio. I'm using IE and Windows Media Player but no success. I've disabled my firewall and checked it against my laptop which plays the streaming videos just fine and has the same OS and software versions as my desktop. WMP on my desktop can play back all the various media files that I have on my HD, just not streaming videos from MSN (also from www.stupidvideos.com which is where some of the media content comes from on MSN).

My setups on both computers:
Win XP Pro, SP2
IE 6.0.2900 SP2
WMP 10

All the options on the working laptop fore IE and WMP seem to be the same, no apparent differences.

I've received two responses from MS and followed their suggestions but it didn't solve the problem.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I am currently working on a modeling web site and I want to offer a

online portfolio where models can post their photos, audio and video

files, thus making it a multimedia based portfolio.

Here is the list of the files I plan to allow the models to upload in

their portfolio
Photos - .gif, .jpg, .bmp
Audio - .mpeg, wma, mp3, ram and wav
Video - .avi, .mpeg, .mpg, .ram, and .mov

I am trying to find a way for users of this site to view the audio/video

files without having any file format specific plug-in or player installed

on their desktops. So far I have concluded that it would be best if

somehow I can manage to stream down the audio and video files on the

client’s desktop in Flash format since this would require the clients to

have only a Flash player which is a very common plug-in now a days.

I am seeking a way to convert the various files that models upload i.e

mpeg, wma, mp3, ram, wav, avi, .mpeg, .mpg, .rm, and .mov to a common swf

Flash format.

Is anyone aware of such a tool or piece of application that would

automatically convert all uploaded files to Flash format. Also if there

is a Flash component that would allow real-time streaming of the flash

files in the client’s browser without saving the swf files in the

Internet Cache or Temporary Internet Files folder.

Any help, advice or pointers on this matter would be highly appreciated.

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Hello. I've got a Lenovo G585 that's about 4 months old. I've already had a few problems with it but they just seem to fix themselves.. But for about a month now, I go on youtube and try to stream a video, and my internet cuts off immediately! Literally. I can't go on any website after this, all I can do to fix this is turning my computer on and back on. I tried logging out but that doesn't change anything. It's very annoying because everytime this happens I have to drop everything I was doing to restart my computer. You could tell me "Just don't go on youtube" Buut I love youtube and I use it quite a lot. Please help! Thank you
 
Moderator Note; post moved to here to start new thread, subject edited to reflect content.

Answer:G585 Video Streaming Problem

hi itszoegee,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
What you're encountering is really weird as your internet connection just cuts off when you go to youtube. Perhaps you have a security software that automatically locks down your internet connection when you access certain websites? It'll also be helpful to know if your IP address gets change, the security software that you use, or the internet goes from Internet Access to Limited Connectivity during the incident.
 
Also, try to boot in Safe Mode with Networking and see if the problem persists (this will isolate the issue of a third party software that might be causing the issue)
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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This is a Windows 7 machine, Pentium 4, 2.667 GHz. I have 2 GB Ram. I got hooked on You-Tube and the old Star Trek series
http://www.youtube.com/show?p=Zk2dX5DnW_c&s=1

It worked great for a couple of episodes, then suddenly it would only play for a couple seconds, then a few seconds of loading, then play a few seconds, etc.

It's doing it in nearly every video application.

I have a 5 mb internet connection. When I had the 1 mb connection it worked fine.

I've tried running in full performance mode with none of the Win 7 graphics enhancements, that doesn't help. I'm not sure what else to change.

Jim
 

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Hey, just got SpeedBit to help stream YouTube videos faster, and I have a problem getting the right browser to show up. My default browser is Firefox, but whenever I search a video and click on it, it opens in IE. I would like it to open in a new tab in Firefox. I checked the settings and there isn't anything to help fix it...

Thanks.
 

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I cannot see videos or listen to audios anymore. I keep getting the message of "can not create direct show player" in a small box when I want to listen to any radio programs. Does anyone know what this is about? I don't see any references to this here or elsewhere.
There is a npdsplay at the top of the box.

Can you direct me to where to look?

Thanks
 

Answer:streaming audio/video problem

the only thing i can think of is to check internet options - advanced
 

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Long story short: Whenever I try to view streaming WMV video in my Windows Media Player 10, all I get is the audio. The picture is just black. All local files work though, and my roommate (on college network) CAN view the files that I cannot, so I don't think it's a network thing.

Two videos I cannot see:
http://www.orcavision.co.jp/asx/geneon_rondorobe/050904bb_yThj.asx
http://wm.warnermusic.com/Sweden/Svenskt/gunther_dingdongsong_hi.wmv

Any idea what my problem might be?
 

Answer:Solved: WMP Streaming video problem

Are you on a laptop by chance?
 

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Currently when I watch online streaming videos, picture quality looks fine, but streaming is not constant. Seems like refresh rate is slow and when I watch video, seems like it pausing and I cannot watch proper video. What do I need to do to get rid of this issue?Here is some info about my system:Microsoft XPHome EditionVersion 2002Service Pack 3Inter Celeron CPU 2.4GHz, 1.49 GB RAMAdapter:Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphic Controller64 MB MemoryCurrent Settings:Screen Resolution: 1600 by 900 pixelsColor Quality: 32 bitScreen Refresh rate: 60HzQuestion2:Manual of my monitor says that optimal resolution for this monitor is 1920 by 1080 and when I try to change the setting, 1600 by 900 pixels is the highest I get, what do I need to upgrade in order to get 1920 by 1080?Thanks

Answer:problem with quality of video streaming

This is a very handy and informed forum: http://forum.videohelp.com You may get better advice here;There is also this forum: http://www.computing.net/forum/digi...

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I have watched many streaming vids from youtube or movie dvds. at the bottom of each screen is a sliding thing that enables me to advance or rewind to a certain point.

i just subscribed to a streaming video site and their sliding thing will slide all the way to the "end" or right and then i cannot move it at all to either advance or rewind. the movie continues to play but i have to sit through a lot of junk most of the time.

i have emailed my problem to the site and they just asked me for my RAM size and computer speed. i gave them that info but am a bit skeptical simply because their vids are the only ones that have this problem.

first, is there a name for that sliding thing? second, any clues on what i might do to bypass this problem?

thanks.
 

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There is a website(newtvworld) which allows to watch live tv channels over internet. But I have a problem that i can just stream few of them. The error which i receive is "Cannot load m3u8: Cross domain access denied". Someone suggested me to enable the "access data source across domains" in Miscellaneous option of security tab of Internet explorer. After doing that now I am receiving another error which mentions "405 method is not allowed" while having streaming. So what is the proper solution or by
which way i can do my work?
 

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Hi guys,

I get emails from Real all the time telling me new trailers and stuff to watch, so I clicked them and they start loading in Real Player (no. 10 btw) and when it's finished loading the audio streams perfectly, but the video is VERY slow frame rate and choppy...it doesn't stream. It only picks up like every 50th frame or something and shows that.

I have a 150kbps ISDN broaband connection (and that's what was automatically detected by realplayer as my connection) I have also tried playing around with the bandwidth settings but none of it makes a difference.

Hope someone can help. I have a 2ghz speed, pentium 4 248MB ram and the broadband connection. it should stream fine...but it seems to have trouble with the video. I have all the updated drivers.

Danny.
 

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Having recently got Broadband, I discovered the delights of playing high quality streaming video (movie trailers, music videos, etc.) over the net. This worked well for a while, but over the last few days it hasn't been working properly. They either get stuck at some point in the "buffering" process and don't play at all, or they eventually start to play but with no sound or picture or the occaisional second or two of sound and no picture. Lower-quality videos still play okay. I had to reinstall media player the other day and presumably something has got screwed up in my media player or browser settings to cause this, but I can't find what. Any ideas?

Answer:Streaming video playing problem with Broadband

my media player has been playing up this past few days also and dont know why as its all set up correctly to.mostly with the video trailers,it either sticks while buffering or i get the picture an no sound.

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I have been experiencing distorted color while trying to watch certain videos online. For example if I want to watch a video on ESPN.com the thumb nail and video advertisements are in color, but the video content from this and other sites plays in black and white or only in very dull colors. Even more confusing is the fact that this only occurs while my laptop is connected to the AC adapter. If the computer is unplugged the color returns to normal then goes back to black and white when the charger is reconnected.

I have tried updating all my drivers but it hasn't had any effect. 

Answer:Video Streaming Color Problem While Charging

What specific laptop model?How long have you had the laptop before the issue started?Is the AC adapter plugged directly into the wall outlet?Is that the original AC adapter that shipped with the laptop?

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Okay HardForum, I need your help troubleshooting the bottleneck in my network.

The Basic problem is this; I am getting choppy video streaming from server to my wireless
laptop in the next room. Media player Classic is pretty bad, VCL player clears it up a
little, but still pauses to buffer a couple of times for a 350 MB file that is less than an hour in length.

Can I fix this w/o using a wired connection?
What are the limitations of Wireless G networks?
What/where is the bottleneck in the network?


A more detailed description:

Here is my setup.
Router:
Linksys WRT300N v1.1 running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) mega.

Stream From:
Windows XP Desktop
Intel P4 3.4GHZ
2GB Ram
5400RPM Hard drive
10/100Mbps Realtek RTL8139 NIC
(no wireless card)

Stream To:
Windows XP laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHZ
2GB Ram
NVIDIA Geforce 8400M GS
Hard Drive 4500RPM
Dell Wireless 1390 WLan Mini-Card (wireless G)
I don't have a wireless N adapter for the laptop

Here is an example to illustrate what I am seeing on my end. I am streaming a 349 MB
video file from my server to my laptop with a run time of 48 minutes 12 second. With
Media Player Classic I see stuttering(frame jumps) and stoppage(video stops for .5-1.5s)
right away during the introduction. With VCL player I see 3-4 stoppages due to buffering
interspersed throughout the duration of the video. (More so in the evening see below)

Apartment Diagram:


I live in an apartment complex with ... Read more

Answer:Problem Streaming Video through a wireless G Network

1st up, I`d have said the 5400rpm drive in the WinXP box with the realtek 8139 NIC, then I saw the chart with the Channel saturation. Surely channel 3 would be better for you with only 2x users either side!?

1st off, skip that realtek card, I`d use a decent quality Intel for replacement, done this myself recently and saw quite a noticeable increse in throughput.

2nd, maybe try running a cable to rule out the wireless side of things (if it`s still somewhat choppy it`s the server side hardware, if it cures it it`s almost certainly the popularity of wireless G in your area).

That is quite some use of the limited bandwidth allocated for wireless G, if you want to be naughty, set your location (Router GUI) to one other than yours and see if you can sneak onto one of the channels not normally available to you to see if that helps, not recomended though.

Lastly it`s time to upgrade the antennae on your router or better still, upgrade your router to a dual band one with wireless G and N if your laptop supports N that is.

Sorry just re-read your post, you don`t have N capability on your laptop.

Looks like your only options are, in order of cost (cheapest 1st(maybe))

1) run a cable (kinda defeats the whole point of having a latop though)
2) use directional antennae on your router (again you`d be kinda limited to where you can use it)

I have just noticed that there is one signal stronger than yours in the graph, "Looksea" are you closer to that AP th... Read more

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my ability to view vdeo requiring lincense verification
has been screwed up somehow...
when i click on the link at the source website to view the video...win media player 10
automatically comes up and then the license aquisition window appears, but
before it can complete to keep the process moving along....a script error screen
appears and kills the process.
i have done a registry repair, a virus scan, and a spyware scan...and the problem still
exists...the odd thing is... a couple times a video played...but 48 out of 50 times this
same problem occured....i just don't get it.
i'm on win xp service pack 1 and ie 6.
i have attached a pic of this script error screen for reference and a logfile
of a scan.
please help me.. this is driving me nuts !!!!!
 

Answer:problem w/streaming video and digital rights management

Go to this folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM

- Open Explorer to C:\Documents And Settings
- Click on Tools | Folder Options
- Click on the View TAB, and select "Show Hidden Files And Folders"
- Click Ok
- Click the "All Users" folder
- Rename the DRM folder to DRMOld

If the DRM folder still can't be found:
a. Click on Tools | Folder Options
b. Click on the View TAB, and Uncheck "Hide Protected operating system files (Recommended)"
c. Rename the DRM folder to DRMOld
Note: you can undo the View Options changes outlined in Step (b) if you want.

Then try again.
 

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Hi! Somehow, last week while I was sleeping, I lost the ability to view Netflix instant movies, TV Shows from sites like ABC.com and TNTtv.com, news video from Yahoo and CNN and also cannot hear the broadcast from my local radio station's web site (it's too fuzzy on my stereo). I use IE 6.

I first contacted Netflix support - 3 times - because that's where I initially encountered the problem. When trying to view films I got a Digital Rights Management error. The support people ran through all of their options with me. I also spent the week searching the Internet for solutions. I uninstalled (rolled back) Windows Media Player then installed WMP 11, reset Digital Rights Management, attempted to update my sound driver and maybe more.

It seems my OS is not recognizing the DRM reset. We tried renaming the file to "hide" it, but that hasn't worked.

Because I am unable to view TV episodes on several sites, Yahoo and CNN news videos, and cannot listen to the radio site (though I can hear general sounds on the PC ) the Netflix support people admitted they'd run out of ideas and advised me to contact OS support.

I welcome any ideas or suggestions. Thanks!

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I cannot view streaming audio and video files from webpages. i have the problem on both my firefox and internet explorer. On internet explorer it just shows a small red "X" on the side. On firefox it just shows a blank space where the media player was supposed to be embedded. My Media player works fine for playing all my offline media but it wont play any online media from other webpages. Can anybody help me with this.

Answer:Problem With Viewing Streaming Audio and Video on WMP in Browser

ive already updated my firefox and IE and installed the firefox plug-in for WMP.

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After I installed NERO7 i can't play anymore window media player (Video streaming) over the internet.

When i uninstall NERO7 i can play the window player without any problem.

Anybody knows how to configure so that i can play WMP as my default for video streaming? Maybe NERO change my default video streaming.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Window Media Player Problem (Video Streaming)

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I'm having the exact same problem as http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/20004345 who reported: "I have been experiencing distorted color while trying to watch certain videos online. For example if I want to watch [a video] the thumb nail and video advertisements are in color, but the video content from this and other sites plays in black and white or only in very [washed out] colors. Even more confusing is the fact that this only occurs while my laptop is connected to the AC adapter. If the computer is unplugged the color returns to normal then goes back to black and white when the charger is reconnected."
I'm using the factory AC adapter, plugged into the wall. I've tried updating "AMD Radeon R5" video drivers to no avail.
The problem started the day after warranty expired - I kid you not :[

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Just after I purchased this inspiron 13-5378 (intel core i7) immediately after setting everything up and running smoothly, I tested it by watching a few videos on youtube. I noticed that videos just stop loading and the whole chrome browser just hangs for a couple 10seconds if i "jump" along the playbar too quickly/repeatedly. Then the video would just show a green screen and I have to reload the page to continue watching. Was a bit shocked since it was a new PC, and that other than that it is much faster than my previous laptops (which were admittedly quite old, 5 years or more old haha)
This still occurs occasionally for about a month now. It's really irritating so i decided to post here. Is there anything i can do to fix it? Is it a problem with this model's weak graphics card? Do i have to upgrade to a new one to resolve this? 
Sorry, I'm not really a tech enthusiast so i'm quite unknowledgeable about this things. Any advice is very much appreciated. Thanks a lot! (:

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Question: gamma problem

Anyone know of a good small utility to adjust GAMMA in Vista Ultimate?

I tried Gamma Panel and Quickgamma, they're old and buggy in Vista, works better in XP. Both do not automatically start up with the saved settings, AND turn off by itself after you manually restart them.

Intel's video driver only allows you to adjust contrast and brightness as stupid as it sounds.

I have Intel 945GM chipset on my Sony laptop and latest drivers as of today . This is mainly pathetic by far on Intel's side. The brainless reasoning behind NOT allowing you to adjust gamma below 1.0 on their software/driver I'll never figure out.
 

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Question: gamma problem

Anyone know of a good small utility to adjust GAMMA in Vista Ultimate?

I tried Gamma Panel and Quickgamma, they're old and buggy in Vista, works better in XP. Both do not automatically start up with the saved settings, AND turn off by itself after you manually restart them.

Intel's video driver only allows you to adjust contrast and brightness as stupid as it sounds.

I have Intel 945GM chipset on my Sony laptop and latest drivers as of today . This is mainly pathetic by far on Intel's side. The brainless reasoning behind NOT allowing you to adjust gamma below 1.0 on their software/driver I'll never figure out.

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Hi, I bought 2 Latitude 3570s at the same time last year and both have this vertical line screen problem this month. Warranty just expired at the start of this month. I'm still waiting for one of them to ship to me to take a look at. The other one I have here, I connected to a vga monitor and the monitor shows this exact screen as the one on the laptop. When I move the mouse, that square on the screen moves along with it. I don't see the Dell logo on startup.
I removed all attachments, usb mouse, power, and battery for 30 seconds and replaced it and it's working now. Maybe temporary. Anyone knows what can fix this? I'll try update to the BIOS 1.9.0 after this post. Thanks in advance!

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I have installed a NEC LCD15VM monitor works great.
I am using Adobe CS2 on start up of CS2 this Message Appears.

The monitor profile NEC LCD15VM appears to be defective please return your monitor calibration software.

I then go to control panel for Adobie Gamma and this RUNDLL error message appears.

An exception ocurred while trying to run "C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe.cpl",Adobe Gamma".

If I remove the drivers for the NEC monitor adobe gamma works as it should. The drivers are the latest I could find.

system setup
m\b sl-k890pro-939
graphics HIS X300SE
mem 1gig
xp home

Any help would be greatfully appreciated.
 

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I've got this monitor for 8 or more years, it's very good and it's holding a lot of years but now it has a huge problem, the monitor is very, very dark, I've put the brightness, contrast, everything in the maximum but it still is dark, no problem if you want to be working only on windows or watch movies because I can make the gamma higher on the GPU drivers for the desktop, but I want to play games and if the game doesn't have gamma correction (some have but still aren't good enough to make it bright) I can't play. Anyway, a friend told me that inside the monitor is a "switch" (or something like that) that makes you control the gamma, is that true? Can you help me solve this? Or do I really have to buy a new monitor? Thanks
 

Answer:samtron 75E gamma problem

Eight years is a long time for a CRT. If you do have to buy a new monitor , Circuit City is going out of business: http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/16/news/companies/circuit_city/index.htm?cnn=yes
 

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When booting computer this is the screen you'll see:This LCD is not mine. If I will reset the "Settings" of LCD where the Brightness, Contrast, Color and etc are found. If I will reset it will turn back to normalThen if I will restart the computer it will turn back again like this which is not normal:What do you think guys? Can I still fix this? I think the gamma or the brightness of the LCD is the problem.

Answer:LCD brightness or gamma problem

Any errors in Device Manager, concerning Monitor, or Display Adapter?Monitor drivers loaded, video drivers updated?How old is this LCD?DVI, or VGA connection?

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Hi, i have windows xp sp2 ,  nvidia 8600 gts   video card and a  Samsung syncmaster 204b monitor. Everything worked well, until i installed Gta San Andreas. One day playing, i accidently Alt Tab'bed  in the middle of the game, and monitor colors got dark. Used the monitor options for different profiles of colors, changed brightness and contrast, then took a trip on  nvidia control panel  changing   RGB  brightness, contrast, vibrance, gamma and other *censored*. Nothing helped, so i downloaded few softwares  to control gamma, but colors ar still somewhat dark or pale, also, everytime i look at monitor i feel my eyes tired. What can i do guys? Thanks.

Answer:Monitor colors/gamma ? problem

Does the problem still exist when you're not playing GTA? Also, have you turned your computer off since this happened?

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Hello,


I have a problem with the display of my Toshiba C660 26X. Since the first time I used it, the gamma seems to be to high.

This is not a question of luminosity neither contrast. The display just looks "too bright" and I loose a lot of contrast in bright colors.

I tried to use the tool "calibrate colors" from Windows 7, but even if I choose de lowest level of gamma, the display stay too bright.

The only way I found to fix this, is to manually adjust the gamma in the nVidia control pannel. BUT : I have to do this each time I reboot the computer. (It seems that Windows wants to manage the display settings, even if I configure the nVidia Control pannel to be the only tool that manage gamma settings).

So here are my questions :

* How to fix this ?

* Is there any way to configure de screen directly at the hardware level (not through any kinds of softwares) to fix this problem ? I mean just like you can adjust a non-laptop screen by pushing on buttons.

* Does anybody know how to force Windows to let the nVidia control pannel fully control the display settings ?


By the way, I don't find your support usefull. I had to search a lot to find out how to contact anybody from your support. Now I have to write in another language than my mother tongue on an international forum and I hope that somebody will be able to help.

Will I receive an e-mail notification when an answer will be posted ? If not, please send also your an... Read more

Answer:Satellite C660 26x - screen problem (gamma)

Hello Jay

Satellite A200 is old notebook model and I can imagine that cooling fan and cooling grill is full of dust.
Before you change anything your notebook should be completely disassembled and cleaned up. I have done this several times in the past and i must say that my notebooks were much quieter than before. After doing this cooling system will work properly and notebook will be able to ?take a breath?.

I don?t know if you know someone who can help you with this. Please don?t spend your money for new parts. At first do professional notebook cleaning.

Please send some feedback.

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Recently I upgraded to a new PC. The new i7?s. Performance wise it?s incredible and I love the fact I have a constant 100fps with people blowing up left, right and centre. However there is still a problem.
Apparently it?s a known problem that there is a gamma bug with the Geforce 9800 gtx and windows 7 drivers, so the games played seem much darker then usual. It?s fine in TF2 because it?s quite a bright game and I just jack brightness to full!
However in NS (natural selection - HL1 mod) it?s extremely dark with my gamma settings on high. By tweaking my settings in the nvidia panel, I get a brighter game but with less colour and definition, and so it?s harder to see noticable models. The game is harder to play and much more ugly.
So I wanted to try my CRT (better colour depth and quality). I plugged in my CRT, and selected to load my OS. It gets to the windows is starting little icon, the booosh. My crt stops responding and won?t get recognized. Yet my LCD does.
So if anyone has any help or fixes for the following. Please do help.
(I?ve googled a ton!)

My PC:

Intel i7 - 2.66 ghz
6GB DDR2 RAM (4GB in use)
GeForce 9800 GTX
ASUS MW221u LCD monitor
iiyama Vision Master 450 CRT monitor
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Answer:Windows 7 with GeForce 9800 GTX - Gamma problem and CRT

set your defaults to standard before switching monitors, such as 1024x768 at 75hz. LCD's have a VERY different hz and res settings than a CRT. specifically the hz, because CRT's support higher frequencies (hence why they still have "clearer" picture than lcd). anyways I can't stress how much you should set defaults when switching monitors, especially crt. it's why you 'usually' get the 15 seccond "ok" test for switching to new resolutions

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Hello to everyone,
I am using Vista on my Laptop. Generaly the color scheme of the screen isn't very good, so I decided to calibrate the monitor with Adobe gamma loader and it works perfectly until I restart the laptop. Every time when the Vista starts the colors are like the original setting(poor). Shortly after it loads my Adobe color profile and everithyng looks nice, but soon after that the colors go back to the original setting again. I tried to remove the Adobe gamma loader from the Start items, but it didn't solve the problem. So I keep using the Adobe gamma loader, but every time after the color ceremony(Original settings - Adobe profile - Original settings) I have to load the Adobe gamma loader manualy.There is something, which makes Vista to go back to the original colors after the Adobe gamma loader loads my profile in the beginning and I can't understand what it is?
PLEASE HELP

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1.) How do I save this stream? (it has some sort of protection, I used URL Helper with HiDownload, and HiDownload could not start downloading it)

http://media2.yahoo.com/player/ligans/?key=47611

2.) The wmv that URL Helper gave me was:

http://wmcontent06.bcst.yahoo.com/br...79f&s=96893172

3.) I tried changing the & to \& like the article below says, but it still didn't work.

http://wmcontent06.bcst.yahoo.com/br...9f\&s=96893172

4.) This website suggests an mplayer based method.

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/08/29...ct_video_.html

However, I do not have Linux, nor know how to use it. And I don't think there is an mplayer plugin for Mozilla WINDOWS version.

Answer:I'm a noob at saving streaming video. How do I save this video? (I think it's protec

A website with some streaming recording tools is

http://all-streaming-media.com/record-video-stream/

Will any of those bypass the protection?

I know I could probably use one of the "Screen capture software" but this would be VERY inconvenient because there are A LOT OF EPISODES.

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Hello tenforums members,
I upgraded my Lenovo U310 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 a week ago. Everything seems to have upgraded successfully. The only problem that I can find is that none of the video streaming from Windows 10 apps can be played. I get an error 'Unsupported video type or invalid file path' when I click on a video article in USA Today or when I try to stream video from any other apps, NBC News, MSN Money, etc... from Windows 10 store.

I have no issue streaming videos from any of the browser though. What could be missing that could cause video streaming to fail? I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks.

Answer:Video streaming failed with unsupported video type error

garfieldltd said:

Hello tenforums members,
I upgraded my Lenovo U310 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 a week ago. Everything seems to have upgraded successfully. The only problem that I can find is that none of the video streaming from Windows 10 apps can be played. I get an error 'Unsupported video type or invalid file path' when I click on a video article in USA Today or when I try to stream video from any other apps, NBC News, MSN Money, etc... from Windows 10 store.

I have no issue streaming videos from any of the browser though. What could be missing that could cause video streaming to fail? I would appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks.




Hi,
I was able to resolve the issue by disabling all hardware enhancements for Conexant Smartaudio HD. Here are the steps I took to resolve it, in case someone else runs into the same frustrating problem as I did: Right click on the speaker icon on the lower right hand corner -> Playback Devices -> Disable all hardware enhancements -> OK -> Reboot. That's it!

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I have a customer that wants to do an in-house streaming video server with 5 big screens to show videos, slide shows, POS promo type stuff.

They said they don't mind wiring up a dedicated network for this use to avoid flooding their existing network with the video traffic.

Just looking for suggestions from you guys who have done this type of project on video appliances or video servers and the hardware to connect the 5 screens.
 

Answer:Inhouse streaming video POS/Retail video suggestions?

You can get units that will take a VGA input and output it to several monitors over Cat5. One of my clients uses this in their office, forget the exact name of it.
 

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.
FUJITSUMAT-14_04_2016_130358_77.zip

Answer:Hang up/Crash when streaming video, especially live video

Hi m1a1t,

Welcome to the 10forums

I'm not a specialist when it comes to freeze problems, but I do have a tip (or 2 when talking about reverting back the changes)
IObit software is known for causing problems, I would highly recommend that you remove it and revert back the changes it made when it comes to drivers.
DB3 may install corrupted or the wrong drivers what may cause problems,Malwarefighter is IMHO garbage,Advanced SystemCare may cause more harm than good
About the uninstall program I can't tell you anything, because I have no experience with it and I prefer to keep it that way.

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.
FUJITSUMAT-14_04_2016_130358_77.zip

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This has been happening on and off ever since I started with Win 10 and its always very annoying .

System just hangs, no error message, no bsod, just complete freeze and loud hum.

I cant say I can remember having issues watching youtube videos, its the streaming of live content such as filmon. Sometimes I can watch filmon for days and not have the issue and then randomly it will start again. Today I was watching hypermole playing on twitch tv (live) and it just happened. Getting tired of it.
I can also report having all my video content display as a green screen after using hyper v although that may be totally unrelated.

As far as I am aware, I'm using the latest drivers for my graphics, I always try update everything. I have attached the log files as requested.
FUJITSUMAT-14_04_2016_130358_77.zip

Answer:Hang up/Crash when streaming video, especially live video

Hi m1a1t,

Welcome to the 10forums

I'm not a specialist when it comes to freeze problems, but I do have a tip (or 2 when talking about reverting back the changes)
IObit software is known for causing problems, I would highly recommend that you remove it and revert back the changes it made when it comes to drivers.
DB3 may install corrupted or the wrong drivers what may cause problems,Malwarefighter is IMHO garbage,Advanced SystemCare may cause more harm than good
About the uninstall program I can't tell you anything, because I have no experience with it and I prefer to keep it that way.

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I have Windows 98 (I think SE) and pretty much all videos I try to view are a lot darker than they should be. I don't understand why. Many times, I can see barely any details at all. My display adapter, whatever that means, is Video-118PCI Series, NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 200/400. Adjusting the color correction does nothing to videos either. I could make the screen is bright as possible (through the NVIDIA color correction settings. The brightness settings on the monitor, the kind where you use the little wheel or buttons on the monitor, is as bright as possible) but when I try to see a video, it's the same. I have 256 MB RAM. I'm not sure what information you need. I'm just kinda scanning through my System Information to see what may be helpful. Do you need anything about Video Codecs? I don't even know what codecs are but I saw something about that.

Let me know your suggestions or if you need more information.
 

Answer:Video really dark...

bump^
 

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Question: Video to dark.

When I play video on my computer, most notably on Windows media player, the video comes out dark. So I need to tweak the brightness setting to make it come out appropriately. But when it's an embedded video, where you can't bring up the video settings, I'm S.O.L.

Is there something I need to tweak on my control panel? Or do I have to update my driver's or something?
 

Answer:Video to dark.

It depends I tweaked my NVidia based Asus card with dark setting, ans let it to normal for openGL or something likt that (that does the "overlay"). Now video looks brighter.

If you can't do that try tweaking the video codecs configuration (wmv, divx...). You can install ffdshow and apply many settings.
 

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For some reason all videos (avi, mp4, flv, etc) played on any player (realAudio, Windows Media Player, VLC Media player, Youtube) have become dark on playback. The origin of the video is irrelevant. This includes videos that have previously played without a problem.

I'm running XP-SP2. The computer uses VIA on-board video and audio devices.
I've reverted to restore points that (I believe) were before this problem began without luck.
Thanks.

Answer:Dark video playback

Try uninstalling video card driver and then installing it again.

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The monitor that came with my Dell Dimension 2400 in March 04 works fine, but when I play videos (such as newsclips at tv station websites, or YouTube stuff) they are always too dark.

The rest of the screen looks fine. Just the videos and digital photos that I upload are too dark.

Adjusting the controls for screen settings using the front buttons on the monitor affects the rest of the screen, but not the videos or photos.

Help, please.
 

Answer:Monitor - Video is too dark

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Hello everyone...hope somebody can recommend a solution:

Not too long ago I added a 3D video card to my E-Machine (T-2482). Installed the driver, card, went into the BIOS and disabled the emachines integrated video card. It worked, I played my games...everything was hunky dory.

After recently moving, I reconnected my computer only to find that I'm not getting a video signal from the emachines to the monitor. Nothing. Blank. I got another (working) monitor to make sure the problem wasn't my monitor (it wasn't).

My next theory is that somehow the 3D video card went bad. I've removed the 3d card and I'm trying to re-enable the integrated video card but I can't enable it because I'm not getting any kind of display. The computer boots like normal but there's nothing on the screen.

Does anyone know a way to get bios to REVERT back to the integrated video card (keeping in mind that I can't see a darned thing on the screen)? I would try a reboot but it's not an auto-cd...I have to explore the cd and click on a program which I can't do because I have no display!

HELP!!!!!!!! (and thanks!)

Jose
 

Answer:Emachines Video Help - In The Dark!

You could try clearing the cmos by using a jumper(if you have one), or removing the battery for a minute or so. If the integrated is "default", it will set the display back to the integrated, good luck.

Does your graphics card have 2 monitor ports, most do. If you do, try the other port if you can.
 

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My desktop and pictures are all fine in brightness, but when I play a DVD or after I edited a movie in Moviemaker from my digital camera they appear much too dark. The original video from the camera appeared fine in Picasa, but once edited just to shorten the end time, it was too dark. I'm running WinXP Pro, Nvidia GE FX5500, real player for DVD playback. I tried messing with the overlay adjustments in the graphics card, but didn't see any change. Any suggestions!?

Thanks... Jon
 

Answer:Solved: Video is too dark

Check the nvidia control panel for video color adjustments.
 

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Recently I've had lots of video problems like DVD's not showing and restarting sometime fixing the problem and it's all over the place. Now some videos and a DVD is showing dark but it shows the video as it should be. I want to know if anything got corrupt while I installed powerdvd 7 or interactual player which came with the dvd which is not pirated of course because i bought it off a store.

EDIT: Oh btw the video plays dark no matter what player i play on.

Answer:DVD's and some video play dark

Have you got the latest codec pack. Have you got the latest drivers? Have you made sure the drivers are installed correctly? Have you tried to un-install the drivers and re-install them? What OS are you on?

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Im running a 1.7 GHz P4 with a 64MB GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and a Dell 17" P792 Trinitron monitor and all of my videos, whether it be on Quicktime or Windows Media Player, are all very dark. I tried adjusting the brightness on my monitor, I tried increasing the brightness on windows media player, and still every video I play is dark. I have the latest NVidia drivers and I increased the brightness, gamma, and contrast from the NVidia graphics controls. My monitor will get brighter, increase in contrast, etc. but all videos are still dark. Also, it's not just any particular video, it's every one. I know this because they look normal on my friends computer but they are especially dark on mine. Can anyone help me?
 

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