Bizarre "upside down" situation with MPC on XP pro

By learninmypc
Mar 31, 2013
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  1. No, I'm not going to stand on my head to watch the movie:) , but I downloaded MPC from the techspot download area, got it set up. Browsed to my movie & started it. I was shocked to see it playing upside down.:D . On my W7 it plays fine.
    I was using Videolan but thought I'd try MPC in hopes of less border.
    Do I need to turn my monitor upside down,lol(y) .
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    It may be a setting is screwed up. Does this occur with other players like VLC?
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Nope, VLC works fine, I just wanted less of a border. VLC has a visible border even in full screen mode.
    I tried WMP but no.
    Maybe I'll dump it & re install it to see if that helps. Thanks.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Delete the program file and temporary files, reboot, and try installing again.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Did exactly that but still no joy. I tried a different movie but no joy. Thanks for your input,back to VLC or on the web.:)
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Is it upside down or actually inverted?
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Did you see my screenshot I posted?:)
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I did but I can't tell if it's upside down or inverted.
    Most likely inverted though, and also most likely a codec issue.
    Are you using K-lite?
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Kindly define inverted for me. Not using K-lite to my knowledge unless it came with it.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Here is the intro in FULL screen.
    FULL screen.JPG
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Oddly enough, MPC works fine on my W7.
  14. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    It is most likely a codec issue like kitty said. Did you clean install the program like you said you would?
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    If you're talking about post # 6, yes.
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    MPC doesn't have any codecs natively so a clean install won't help a codec issue, and it's already been tried as mentioned.

    That counts as inverted, the letters are not only upside down, IE you can't simply turn your monitor upside down and enjoy proper video, it's as if you're seeing the reflection in a mirror. You could watch from a mirror though.

    Take a look in the options of the codec used to play the video, sometimes there's a flip option or something like that. You could also try a reset on the options of the codec as well. Aside from that you could change codecs and see what happens.
    Hope you get it sorted out, MPC is my favorite.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    If that were phrased if the form of an image program edit command, you would have, "flip image 180 degrees horizontal.

    How to cure it, not do I know....said Yoda.
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Ok, whats the path to the codecs? I'm not going to put too much into this sine it works fine on my bigger screen W7:)Ok, I found this http://codecguide.com/faq_mpc.htm
    but this
    Q: How can I see which codecs and DirectShow filters MPC is using to play the my file?
    A:
    In the menu, click on 'Play', then on 'Filters'.

    Don't work.
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    This thread can be closed because the previous owner now wants it back.
    I'm in the process of removing my stuff from it, thanks.
  20. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    He wants the computer back?
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    Yep, sure does. I told her a month or so ago it would be in her best interest to give it to me & buy her daughter a new W7 pc since XP Pro only had a year or so of support left. She told me she wanted the monitor & she'd buy her a new pc.
    Now I'm hearing different.
    Aint life grand. lol.
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  22. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Wow that stinks haha.
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Shouldn't you leave the backwards video player in then? You know, as a subtle reminder the machine is going "backwards"? :oops:
    JC713 likes this.
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,105   +223

    I wish I would of seen this before I removed it.
    JC713, yes,it totally sucks. This pc is one of the reasons I never liked google chrome. They believe there is no better browser than GC. I say Firefox is better. Anyhow, GC don't have a video download program I know of easy enough to use for youtube vids & the previous user downloads them BIG time.
    I've installed Firefox & Google Chrome in hopes she'll use FF.
    Back to the fun,l8r.:)
  25. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Sounds good. Real player is my favorite dowloader btw if that helps lol.


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