AfterDawn Forums

video color problems

This discussion thread has 34 messages.

#1
I have many of my dvd's on my computer and up until yesterday they played back fine on my VLC player. But today they are all of a sudden all color distorted, they are very bright and all the wrong colors. It almost looks like when you go to a channel on cable tv that you dont get and can see the picture but its all colored wrong. Anyone have ANY idea what im talkin about and can help me?
▼▼ This topic has 33 answers - they are below this advertisement ▼▼
AfterDawn Advertisement
#2
It sounds like the problem I have is the same, although I have problems specifically with WMV files.

There are WMV files which play back all right, but then there are some that appears mainly light, bright, green with some pink, red and light blue doodles.

It looks like this:


Some of these "doodle" videos play OK if I open them not with WMP, but with The Core Media Player, for example. But then there are such that won't play normally neither with WMP nor with anything else.

The only solution I've found thus far is to switch off the video accelerator (ATI Radeon 9600) to some degree, but it's temporary, of course. I've tried to install DirectX, too, but it says that the newest version already is installed.

Could anyone help with this, please?
Thanks!
#3
Got the same problem after a reboot (heatproblems)

Ive tried playing my files with different mediaplayers but the problem is still there...on ALL my moviefiles.

Tried downloading latest driver and codecs but nothing works.

The movie is very bright with alot off red and yellow in it
Almost as its missing colours

/Peter
#4
I can't help you with your problem, but what software do you use to playback the films that are stored on your hard drive. I tried using wmp but i could not get it to work. Thanks
#5
my problem is exactly like Smaug's. However mine wasnt caused because of a heat problem.
#6
Hello all,

I am just now having this exact same problem and am not quite sure how it began. My video looks bad, regardless of the player (be it RadLight 4, WMP, MP Classic, Nero Showtime, etc.). This occurs for all file extensions I've tried (.AVI, .ogm, .mkv, etc.) and for my DVD playback. The colors are wrong and there is very little definition to the picture ... general blotchiness. I'd provide a screengrab but I can't seem to be able to get anything but a black box within the player when I do Print Scrn. But it looks very similar to that previous post.

I took the opportunity to clean the mess and removed codec packs through control panels-->add/remove programs. Didn't fix. Installed latest divx, then ran divx's bigfix1.6b.exe. Installed FFDShow, then AC3Filter, checking along the way, but the problem remains.

I would like to troubleshoot this fully before I attempt a Windows reinstall.

Thanks, Mike
#7
I manage to fix it!!

I Uninstalled the laters Nvidia drivers (77.72)

Install the old drivers (in my case 71.89)

Works like a charm for me

And Im not even good at computers....my god am I proud or what ;o)

/Smaug
#8
smaug this corrected my problem as well, however it made a new one arise. Now everything is choppy on my screen. When i play movies, they are choppy and when i scroll down on webpages its very choppy as well. any suggestions?
#9
SOLVED IT! Smaug this will work for you too. Install the new 77.72 driver. When you restart the computer right click on the background and
You need to go to the Nvidia display propperties, go to color correction, choose all under apply color changes to, and apply the settings. This works for the new driver! Hope this helps everyone elses problems too.
#10
Great Ill try that when I get home from work.

Me too got the "choppy problem" but only in wmp, playing the files in Powerdvd works fine..

/Smaugie
#11
Awesome, thanks y'all. I had reverted to the old drivers and fixed the problem, but it's nice to here there's an alternative for using the newest drivers. Thanks!
#12
i also have this exact problem. i have no clue what to do. i dont have Nvidia drivers i have sis 5598/6326. I have windows xp and ive searched for drive updates and they dont make updates for 5598/6326 for xp. can someone please help me
#13
eswolf23. Thanks. Your fix worked perfectly.
#14
Thank You,

I was having the same problem about 3 days ago, and the color correction solved my problem. It begins to happen after I installed the 77.72 driver.



Eduardo Penna
Brazil
#15
Holy Freaking Fart Cakes, it worked!

Man, and I was working on this for over 2 hours! reinstalled so many codecs and stuff.

Thank you so much!

--------------------
Bla!
--------------------
#16
Thanks you guys. I joined this forum specifically to find a solution to this problem - and hey presto! Thanks everyone! T
#17
I have had the same problems but only on certain programs like power dvd the colors of the dvd videos are wrong, but in my editing program nerovision express the colors are right plus they record right but when I play back any dvd the colors wrong.

It is too live life too the fullest then never lived at all.
#18
I have had the same problems but only on certain programs like power dvd the colors of the dvd videos are wrong, but in my editing program nerovision express the colors are right plus they record right but when I play back any dvd the colors wrong.

It is too live life too the fullest then never lived at all.
#19
I run a x600 XT and just turned the Performance down and all ok.

Hope that helps any Radeon users ;)

"No man that wareth entangleth himself in the affairs of this world, that he may please Him that hath chosen him as a soldier" - 2 Timothy 2:4
#20
eswolf23 - Thanks for posting this fix - works great for me!
Very happy... :) :)

Pete
#21
That solved the problem for me, too. Interestingly, Windows Media Player didn't have any problems playing the DVD's correctly, but PowerDVD did.

Thanks for the tip.
#22
Quote:
SOLVED IT! Smaug this will work for you too. Install the new 77.72 driver. When you restart the computer right click on the background and
You need to go to the Nvidia display propperties, go to color correction, choose all under apply color changes to, and apply the settings. This works for the new driver! Hope this helps everyone elses problems too.
I found this site via google and searched for a while until i found this thread and I had to register to say THANK YOU very much. I have been trying to solve this problem for over a week.

someone should make this sticky!
Very much appreciated!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Oct 2005 @ 13:35
#23
anyone know how to fix this for ATI Radeon cards?

I have the same problem (the predator-looking video playback) with an AIW 9600 Pro. I've got dual monitors hooked up to it, and the problem seems to have started when I installed the Catalyst 5.10 package.

The file is all borked up in WMP but plays fine in ATI's file player.. any solutions?
#24
I have an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 and found the only way to stop bright colours was to set my hardware acceleration to 'none' (was previously set to 'Full')


Tom
#25
hi
i found that you can go to Advanced...in WMP Performance settings and just deselect Use Video Mixing Renderer. This solved the colourful issue for me :p
This discussion thread has been automatically closed, as it hasn't received any new posts during the last 180 days. This means that you can't post replies or new questions to this discussion thread.

If you have something to add to this topic, use this page to post your question or comments to a new discussion thread.