Hi all, and happy new year. I have Windows 7 Home premium 64 just intalled on my new build. Pc runs mint with no issues at all, all my programs and applications run 100% fine and super quick. Only issue i am having is my media player behaves oddly like never before on other systems i had. When i select a move to play (.avi) the media player pops up in a small window and starts to play it no problem, but when i click to maximize the view, some moves just maximize and start to play no problem, some cause this 2 - 3 second black screen to occur before starting play in full view mode. I cant see a difference in any of the .avi files other then some are 23fps and some are 25fps etc but the black screen happens with various fps files so i cant pinpoint the cause. All the films are on one drive and all played ok on my other pc. Any ideas anyone ? Thanks for reading. Vale. Edit: Just to add, if i open in media player classic i dont have the issue so it is a media player issue but what it the difference between the player that comes with W7 and media classic ? My other pc has W7 ulrimate 64 running on it and it dont have the black screen issue with media player, i am only getting the black screen with W7 Home premium 64 and the player that comes with it. ? luckily i have klite codec pack installed and it has the classic player hence knowing the classic works. Is there a setting i need to adjust for the media player perhaps to allow it to play with the same settings that the classic does ?