Media player maximize issue?

By vale46 ยท 4 replies
Jan 1, 2011
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  1. 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.

    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 ?
  2. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 120

    I do not use Media Player myself never used always use Real Player basic which is free and a lot better than media player you can download it here.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    OMG please don't install realplayer... ever. I don't have an answer to your question off hand, but I just had to post a follow up to that last comment.
  4. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 120

    Why not Real player what is wrong with it I have been using it for years with no problems.
  5. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    I never intended to install rp either LNCpapa ;P it aint my favorite program but thanks anyhow pete for the thought, i was more concernded about why media player has this issue then changing player alltogether.

    I will stick with classic as i have descovered it has better controlls anyhow.

    Thanks again peeps.

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