Service Pack 3 disabled picture in video playback

By aphilio
Aug 9, 2008
  1. I’ve lost the ability to see the picture when playing videos. The problem occurred after updating to windows service pack 3. I’ve tried uninstalling all my codec’s and re installing them (k-lite mega) also tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers for my video card to no avail,

    Its almost as if the files are playing fine just not showing me the picture . for instance if i use winamp to play the files it allows me to manipulate the windows as if there was a video playing and the winamp symbol disappears from the middle of it.

    Video inspector confirms that all the codecs are there and theoretically its should play.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Try VLC media player

    It sounds as though you may need to uninstall your Video Player (winamp ?) And do a fresh install of it, using the latest from the web.
  3. aphilio

    aphilio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    been there tried that, im starting to wonder if its a problem with direct draw, directx, direct 3d; but im not sure how to fix that, i temporarily got video back after decreasing the hardware acceleration on my video, but that ended up crashing my system as well.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. aphilio

    aphilio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks gave the codecs a shot, no change any other ideas
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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