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stegalv

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i downloaded some 720p demos to try out my pc which is connected to a sony tv by a dvi to hdmi lead, and everything looked ok.
when i try to watch them now (power dvd/ winamp player/ media player), the skin of any people in the clip are green,other colours are probably wrong as well but the green skin is a giveaway that something is not right.
how can i pinpoint what the problem is? it is only video clips that shows this problem
 

NaTT

Active Member
that's usually solved globally by making changes in WMP alone.

Tools, Options, Performace, Advanced - under video acceleration click or unclick "Use Video mixing editor" and/or "use overlays"
 

stegalv

Active Member
thanks natt,just tried those suggestions and played with other settings with no luck,so i tried playing in winamp and turned off hardware video overlay,that seems to work,any idea why?
they were all working previously without changing any settings.
 

jmcardle

Active Member
Sounds like it's a s/ware issue although it's possible it could be a physical cause - this sort of discolouration can happen due to magnetic interference. Is your equipment near an unshielded speaker?
 

stegalv

Active Member
nope,it's nothing like that jim,like i said if i turn hardware video overlay off in winamp the clip plays ok, but in any other player all skin tones are bright green.
 

NaTT

Active Member
perhaps you've got G card settings software running which makes a global setting?
In WMP you couldn't overide this, but Winamp let you?
 

stegalv

Active Member
thanks natt,looks like graph card settings are the problem (nvidea 7600gt),it is the hue setting that keeps going to 100%.
i turn it down to 50% and save the setting, which plays the clips in normal colour,but when i reopen the clip, it's the wrong colours again and the hue is back to 100%,any idea why i can't save the setting?
 

NaTT

Active Member
My next step would be to change the nvidea driver package, there's always a newer one available.
Not ideal, as it's one of those "tinkering" things that can lead to problems but is 9 out of 10 times OK.
 

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