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cannot play videos after installing video drivers "NEW"

by shawn294 / January 1, 2007 11:21 AM PST

happy new year everyone,, I have a MSI motherboard, and running a asus nvidia n6200 agp 256 video card, i have had this problem for a long time now, recently i have tried reinsatlling a new copy of windows and after that i could play videos just fine, so then i installed my motherboard drivers and chip set drivers and tried again, and it still worked (playing videos), then i installed my video card drivers, after that i could not play videos at all and i tried to on different types of media players, i have also tried rolling back to older drivers and the latest drivers and none of them seem to work any help would be great

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Does VLCPLAYER play the video?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 12:11 PM PST

If not, we look at some other areas. If it does then we look at what player you want to use and see if it has the capability.


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and i tried to on different types of media players
by shawn294 / January 1, 2007 4:03 PM PST

as i have said it dos'nt work on any, THATS ANY media player not vlc, not power dvd, not div x, not anything

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Where did you say this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2007 1:09 AM PST

If you have an ongoing discussion remember that this is a new discussion without reference to the old one. What's been written before is not here.


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Solution to Video playback issues: Tedious Work-around
by tjlogan421 / January 7, 2007 7:42 AM PST

Many people have reported issues with playing back videos of any type on the N6200. I found a useful work-around for the issue. It requires you to turn off DirectDraw to play videos and back on to use other applications like games.

To turn DirectDraw off:
Hit Start->Run, and type "dxdiag" without quotes to launch the DirexctX Diagnostic Tool
Hit the Display tab
Under DirectX Features Click the Disable button for DirectDraw

Then you can play videos. When you're done wathcing videos and want to use DirectDraw, like for games (I assume it's needed for games - I didn't try w/out it), click the same button, now called Enable, to enable DirectDraw. It's tedious, but it works.

I'm running a N6200 128 MB on a 2.5 P4 1GB, with the latest ASUS drivers with DirectX 9.0c. I am able to play MOV files but any other videos spiked the CPU and led to a complete OS lockup unless I use this solution before playing anything. This is the best solution I could find after trying several versions of browsers.

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