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SaxonSwine

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WMV and DVD playback not quite right
« on: May 15, 2007, 11:46:54 AM »

Theres something wrong with Video playback on my computer, the picture is too dark and the colours are too saturated.  I think somethings wrong with a Video Codec, but I don't know which one to fix or how!

Does anyone have any ideas about how I can remedy this?
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Re: WMV and DVD playback not quite right
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 01:00:02 PM »

Theres something wrong with Video playback on my computer, the picture is too dark and the colours are too saturated.  I think somethings wrong with a Video Codec, but I don't know which one to fix or how
Nope .. It wouldn't be the codec.
Codecs are just for compressing and decompressing data

Which media player are you using ?

If your using WinDVD (which seems to get bundled with all DVD drives now)

* just open up the subpanel (on the right) and click Color .. have a fiddle with colour balance and brightness/contrast.  :P
.. it's easy peasy (see the pic attached)

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Re: WMV and DVD playback not quite right
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 02:54:57 PM »

Actually, some video decoders and filters allow you to modify how the final picture is going to be presented, allowing you to among other things change colours and saturation. ffdshow is one good example of that, since it's something you usually get with most codec packs available on the net.

In addition to that, your graphics card may also offers settings that relates to this. The Nvidia drivers, for example, allow you to set up the video overlay settings for hardware accelerated video rendering.

In addition to those two, like Lagged said, the media player you use often lets you set things up as well.
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Re: WMV and DVD playback not quite right
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 08:33:25 PM »

Awesome!  Thanks Salad, it was the NVidia drivers - I wouldn't have thought so since all YouTube stuff was coming out fine, I thought it was related to something WMP/etc was using.
Cheers guys  ;)
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