Windows media player only playing in black and white? 5 replies

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Liquid fire

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#1 11 years ago

Ive re-installed it a million times but it only plays in black and white?...whats wrong with it?




Liquid fire

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#2 11 years ago

Bs|Archaon;3527647Most likely the codecs it's using are buggered.

http://www.xpcodecpack.com/

FYI it will install another media player (Media Player Classic) but I think you can choose not to install it (or just don't use it unless you want to).

Thank you Ill try a few things.




Bs|Archaon

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#3 11 years ago

Most likely the codecs it's using are buggered.

http://www.xpcodecpack.com/

FYI it will install another media player (Media Player Classic) but I think you can choose not to install it (or just don't use it unless you want to).




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#4 11 years ago

Try going into Tools > Options > Performance, and then turning down Video Acceleration. That should hopefully sort it. Unless you're actually watching a black and white film, of course, in which case get your crayons out.




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#5 11 years ago

I've had several times where my ripped BSG videos (x.264) playback in pink or black and white on VLC player and Media Player Classic using ffdshow, turns out its an odd bug with Nvidia drivers. In some games I use profiles to turn on transparency / multisampling AA and the constant switching affected video playback somehow.




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#6 11 years ago
Mr. Matt;3528104Try going into Tools > Options > Performance, and then turning down Video Acceleration. That should hopefully sort it. Unless you're actually watching a black and white film, of course, in which case get your crayons out.

That worked.:)