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Started seeing "off-colors" during DVD video FIXED

Postby Alektron on Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:01 pm

Today, I began to see off-colors when I play any movie DVD. I tried a movie DVD that was perfect in the same drive earlier. I also tried the DVDs in my entertainment center DVD player, and they play fine. The problem is thus isolated to my pc.

The video playback is more blurry/bleeding and worst of all, the colors are all wrong! I have a suspicion that I caused the problem last night, when I installed some new software. (Graphics card: Albatron FX5700 with 256MB)

I installed:
1. The demo of Battlefield2
2. DirectX 9.0c (not sure if I had 9.0b or 9.0c installed before that)
3. Just-released Nvidia Geforce drivers: v77.72

My opinion is that it was the Nvidia Geforce drivers. I am going to try to revert to the previous version.
Last edited by Alektron on Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:34 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Don't use Nvidia Graphics driver v77.72!

Postby Alektron on Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:32 pm

I uninstalled v77.72 and re-installed my previous version, v71.89. DVD playback is normal again!

My conclusion: don't use Nvidia's graphics drivers for Windows 2000/XP v77.72 unless you have a new Geforce 7800 or you have a graphics glitch believed to be caused by the older version.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:29 am

Thanks for following up with that! :)

Graphic drivers can be a major pain sometimes, since most people don't expect them to CAUSE problems, so much as fix them.
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Postby Alektron on Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:20 am

I want to check if anyone else (1) has an Nvidia graphics card and (2) recently updated to the latest Nvidia Windows 2000/XP driver? Did you experience any DVD playback anomaly?

I have a Geforce FX 5700 wtih 256MB (made by Albatron). Yep, it's a little bit behind the graphics card curve.
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Postby Mystery Man on Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:46 pm

Alektron wrote:I want to check if anyone else (1) has an Nvidia graphics card and (2) recently updated to the latest Nvidia Windows 2000/XP driver? Did you experience any DVD playback anomaly?

I have a Geforce FX 5700 wtih 256MB (made by Albatron). Yep, it's a little bit behind the graphics card curve.
:lol:




Yes this happened to me too. The latest nvidia driver mucked up not only dvd movies but everything else as well like avi files & standard mpg's. Im using 77:30's now which come bundled with the battlefield demo. They work fine

I got the leadtek 6800GT
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Fixed!

Postby Alektron on Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:31 am

v77.72 It seems fixed now!!

I used a solution found on Nvidia's forum submitted by another user. It is an easy fix.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?show ... 0&p=40170&
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Postby Mystery Man on Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:51 am

Thanks looks great now
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