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Video Playback issues with new GPU.

by richr1190 / June 6, 2014 11:13 PM PDT

My friend and I both just recently built our own PCs and we have run into the same snag. After installing all drivers and software needed for our video cards(GTX 770 & GTX 560Ti) whenever we try to open any downloaded video files our screen resolution changes and the graphics quality becomes horrible while the video is playing but once the player is closed everything returns to normal. Is this a common occurrence or did we do something wrong?

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by richr1190 / June 11, 2014 5:42 AM PDT

After searching and searching and changing the wording of the issue several times, I finally found the solution!
I'm quite frustrated with the simplicity of the fix but what can you do. As this was my first NVIDIA GPU there was guaranteed a learning curve but here is what I found: Under the NVIDIA Control Panel setting: "Display>Adjust desktop color settings" is a drop-down box titled: "Content type reported to the display:" with 3 option as follows: 1: Auto-Select 2: Desktop Programs 3: Full-screen videos. By changing from the Default (#1) to option #2, the issue was resolved. All programs, games, and videos continue to work properly after this change.

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(NT) Good to hear you got it resolved and posted the fix
by VAPCMD / June 13, 2014 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Finally!
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Re: video
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 6, 2014 11:36 PM PDT

What type of video? What program do you use to play that video? What happens if you use another program?


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by richr1190 / June 7, 2014 5:35 AM PDT
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I'm using MKV format and I have tried VLC player, Windows Media Player, and MPC-HC. they have all done the same thing. However it only does so when I enter Fullscreen for VLC and WMP. MPC-HC does it as soon as I open the video.

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by richr1190 / June 7, 2014 5:50 AM PDT
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I just realized it is only happening when I open 1080p files.

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Have You Set The Screen Resolution Correctly For Monitor?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 8, 2014 5:29 AM PDT
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You don't mention the monitor size and it's important to remember that each monitor has a specific "native" resolution, especially LCD's.. Changing it to something different can cause issues so try setting the resolution to the default "native" resolution for your monitor...

Likewise with the color settings and the refresh rate. See the link below for general guidelines for various types of display screens.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Screen Res
by richr1190 / June 8, 2014 1:30 PM PDT

I am currently using a 40inch Sony LCD with a 1080p Native res. All settings are set to match the TV.
Here is a video showing exactly what is happening:
You cant really tell from the video but when the picture comes back it looks horrible. The edges are jagged and it stutters like crazy. It looks almost like when you first set up a pc and no display drivers are installed.

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Are you running theses Sli ?
by VAPCMD / June 8, 2014 6:07 AM PDT

What if you use only the GTX 770 without the GTX 560 installed ?

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by richr1190 / June 8, 2014 1:36 PM PDT

I'm currently only using the GTX 770. The GTX 560 Ti is one of a friend who is having the exact same issue.

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Wild guess.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2014 1:33 PM PDT

Did you uncheck the checkbox 'Black Screens in Fullscreen mode' under VLC-->Preferences...-->Video

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