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Vino
October 5th 05, 07:14 PM
Several months ago I purchased a 5700VE card and installed the
then-current drivers (I believe two versions prior to the current
set). It worked well for everything I used it for. When I updated to
the next version, the color on my monitor was, well, all messed up.
The release notes acknowledged the problem and attributed it to a
problem with the gamma setting. The workaround didn't work for me, so
I reverted back to the previous drivers. When the now-current set of
drivers was released, I installed them and the problem was corrected.
However, another problem appeared. (It may have been there with the
previous set of drivers.) When I play a video using the s-video output
and my HDTV as the secondary display, the picture is fine on my
monitor but on the TV it is all pink and green. Further, this problem
occurs only with Windows Media Player and Real Player. If I use
PowerDVD as my player, everything works fine. This wouldn't bother me
except that many streaming video clips from the Internet use WMP or RP
and so I can't watch them on my TV. I have seen nothing from nVidia
regarding this problem.

Vino

First of One
October 6th 05, 02:53 AM
In Windows Media Player 9, go into Options -> Performance tab -> Advanced
and uncheck "use video mixing render". Also, play around with the YUV
flipping, RGB flipping, etc. WMP10 and RealPlayer should have similar
options.

In short, there are several ways of rendering a video stream; some do not
work well with hardware acceleration or multi-monitor viewing.

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"Vino" > wrote in message
...
> When I play a video using the s-video output
> and my HDTV as the secondary display, the picture is fine on my
> monitor but on the TV it is all pink and green. Further, this problem
> occurs only with Windows Media Player and Real Player. If I use
> PowerDVD as my player, everything works fine. This wouldn't bother me
> except that many streaming video clips from the Internet use WMP or RP
> and so I can't watch them on my TV. I have seen nothing from nVidia
> regarding this problem.

Vino
October 6th 05, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the tip. I was able to correct the problem with WMP10 by
unchecking YUV flipping. I could not find a similar control on RP.
Maybe if I paid for an upgraded version, it would have such a control,
but I see no need to do that.

Vino

On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:53:02 -0400, "First of One" >
wrote:

>In Windows Media Player 9, go into Options -> Performance tab -> Advanced
>and uncheck "use video mixing render". Also, play around with the YUV
>flipping, RGB flipping, etc. WMP10 and RealPlayer should have similar
>options.
>
>In short, there are several ways of rendering a video stream; some do not
>work well with hardware acceleration or multi-monitor viewing.

First of One
October 6th 05, 10:52 PM
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

You don't have to use the bloated, fruity-looking RealPlayer; play the files
straight in WMP.

There's a similar codec for Quicktime videos, too.

--
"War is the continuation of politics by other means.
It can therefore be said that politics is war without
bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."


"Vino" > wrote in message
...
> Thanks for the tip. I was able to correct the problem with WMP10 by
> unchecking YUV flipping. I could not find a similar control on RP.
> Maybe if I paid for an upgraded version, it would have such a control,
> but I see no need to do that.
>
> Vino
>
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:53:02 -0400, "First of One" >
> wrote:
>
>>In Windows Media Player 9, go into Options -> Performance tab -> Advanced
>>and uncheck "use video mixing render". Also, play around with the YUV
>>flipping, RGB flipping, etc. WMP10 and RealPlayer should have similar
>>options.
>>
>>In short, there are several ways of rendering a video stream; some do not
>>work well with hardware acceleration or multi-monitor viewing.

Dr White
October 9th 05, 10:39 PM
"Vino" > wrote in message
...
> Thanks for the tip. I was able to correct the problem with WMP10 by
> unchecking YUV flipping. I could not find a similar control on RP.
> Maybe if I paid for an upgraded version, it would have such a control,
> but I see no need to do that.
>
> Vino
>
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:53:02 -0400, "First of One" >
> wrote:
>
>>In Windows Media Player 9, go into Options -> Performance tab -> Advanced
>>and uncheck "use video mixing render". Also, play around with the YUV
>>flipping, RGB flipping, etc. WMP10 and RealPlayer should have similar
>>options.
>>
>>In short, there are several ways of rendering a video stream; some do not
>>work well with hardware acceleration or multi-monitor viewing.

I had the same problem, though a slightly different card, a vanilla 5700. I
fixed WMP 10, but real player, quicktime, DIVX, etc etc all looked crap. The
solution for me was to go back to the 71.xx drivers, they work perfectly.
The later drivers added nothing to the performance or functionality of my
card anyway.

Dr.White.

Vino
October 10th 05, 03:19 AM
I think the lesson from this is to always do a system restore before
installing new nVidia drivers. This is a good rule for any drivers but
I think that it applies particularly to any video card driver. With
the newly installed drivers, put your system through all its paces and
make sure everything works right before letting the system restore be
overwritten.

Vino

On Sun, 9 Oct 2005 21:39:01 +0000 (UTC), "Dr White" > wrote:

>
>"Vino" > wrote in message
...
>> Thanks for the tip. I was able to correct the problem with WMP10 by
>> unchecking YUV flipping. I could not find a similar control on RP.
>> Maybe if I paid for an upgraded version, it would have such a control,
>> but I see no need to do that.
>>
>> Vino
>>
>> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 21:53:02 -0400, "First of One" >
>> wrote:
>>
>>>In Windows Media Player 9, go into Options -> Performance tab -> Advanced
>>>and uncheck "use video mixing render". Also, play around with the YUV
>>>flipping, RGB flipping, etc. WMP10 and RealPlayer should have similar
>>>options.
>>>
>>>In short, there are several ways of rendering a video stream; some do not
>>>work well with hardware acceleration or multi-monitor viewing.
>
>I had the same problem, though a slightly different card, a vanilla 5700. I
>fixed WMP 10, but real player, quicktime, DIVX, etc etc all looked crap. The
>solution for me was to go back to the 71.xx drivers, they work perfectly.
>The later drivers added nothing to the performance or functionality of my
>card anyway.
>
>Dr.White.
>