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why cant i play videos after installing display drivers

by shawn294 / December 31, 2006 8:35 PM PST

i have a msi motherboard and a asus nvidia 6200 agp 256 video card, my motherboard drivers and chip set drivers are up to date, i can play videos fine with out any display drivers, but after installing numerous different versions of display drivers i cant play videos on ANY media player.

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Most common reason is DirectX.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2006 10:38 PM PST

Not my rules here but did you reinstall DirectX?

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by brianwarnick / January 1, 2007 1:00 AM PST


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not my directx
by shawn294 / January 1, 2007 7:09 AM PST

ya i have tried that and it still does not play videos, it just gets stuck

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To go further you need to tell it all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 7:24 AM PST
In reply to: not my directx

Sorry, but the details are not there to guess what went amiss.

Do try VLCPLAYER and see if that works.


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vlc player
by shawn294 / January 1, 2007 10:50 AM PST

ya i have tried vlc player and alot of other players aswell and they do the same thing windows media player does.If i dont have any display drivers installed everything works fine, well as fine as it would with out a display driver(videos will play)

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That's a good clue. I wonder if your system has...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 12:20 PM PST
In reply to: vlc player

Some onboard video system. I don't see a lot of detail about the machine but I wonder if the video is going to the other display.


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no on board video
by shawn294 / January 1, 2007 4:21 PM PST

no i dont have on board video on this motherboard, this motherboard is a MSI nk8 neo3. and i have a amd sempron 3000+ cpu, 1 gig ram, maxtor 250 hdd, and a samsung 120 hdd, my power supply is a 520 w, 20 amp.

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Try to be more complete in your posts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2007 1:08 AM PST
In reply to: no on board video

It took this many posts to see that VLCPLAYER didn't play it. But now we know more about the machine it's not the old onboard video issue. But some cards have dual outputs which could lead to the same issue.

Did you enable dual monitor support?

Also, describe in gritty detail what happens when you run VLCPLAYER. Such as the box comes up, you get audio but the video box is blank.

The more I think about it, I think it's the usual dual display issue but your posts have been short on information plus you seem to dig in your heels on the tests that help me figure out what's amiss.

If you feel this query is too much, just say so and I'll step aside.


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media players
by shawn294 / January 2, 2007 5:55 AM PST

well when i try to play a video the screen comes up but i dont get anything, no picture or sound, and the player as well as my whole system, gets really slow, and i have to go into task manager to shut down the media player from operating. i dont think the player even gets a chance to load the media to play befor it gets stuck. games on my system work fine, but no media files.

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by mrxtreme2602 / February 12, 2007 5:52 PM PST
In reply to: media players

its going to sound weird but i have the same board and i have the same card i fixed it once along time ago but that same way isnt working anymore

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I wonder if this is that old onboard video issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 12, 2007 8:53 PM PST
In reply to: weird

The owner forgot to change the primary display from AGP to PCI or vice versa.


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