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Old February 9th, 2007   #1
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Default Windows media player only playing in black and white?

Ive re-installed it a million times but it only plays in black and white?...whats wrong with it?
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Default Re: Windows media player only playing in black and white?

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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).
Thank you Ill try a few things.
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Default Re: Windows media player only playing in black and white?

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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Default Re: Windows media player only playing in black and white?

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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Default Re: Windows media player only playing in black and white?

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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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.
That worked.
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