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Media Player 12 rough AVI Picture Quality

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Trimble Bracegirdle, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Trimble Bracegirdle

    Trimble Bracegirdle Flightless Bird

    When Playing DIVX Avi Video files in Windows 7 Media Player 12
    AND Media Centre there is a white speckling in the image.
    Most noticeable in dark sections. Little white dots dancing randomly around.

    BUT NOT there when playing ether a MKV or RM file
    or watching Streaming Video from such as the BBC website.
    and also not such problem when using the Media Player Classic
    that comes with K_Lite Codecs Maga pack which I have installed
    ..
    The Speckling was there before the K-Lite installation .
    Any ideas. ???
    In Win XP I would re install Media Player but can't (apparently) do that in
    Win 7
    & problem is in Media Centre as well.
    @@@Mouse@@@
     
  2. a@b.c

    a@b.c Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 04:48:42 +0100, "Trimble Bracegirdle"
    <no-spam@never.spam> wrote:

    >When Playing DIVX Avi Video files in Windows 7 Media Player 12
    >AND Media Centre there is a white speckling in the image.
    >Most noticeable in dark sections. Little white dots dancing randomly around.
    >
    >BUT NOT there when playing ether a MKV or RM file
    >or watching Streaming Video from such as the BBC website.
    >and also not such problem when using the Media Player Classic
    >that comes with K_Lite Codecs Maga pack which I have installed
    >.
    >The Speckling was there before the K-Lite installation .
    >Any ideas. ???
    >In Win XP I would re install Media Player but can't (apparently) do that in
    >Win 7
    >& problem is in Media Centre as well.
    >@@@Mouse@@@



    This is difficult to comment on since we don't have the same AVI file
    and it doesn't help much if I tell you that AVI files play perfectly
    well on my system.

    I would suggest that you check and see if there's an updated video
    card/chipset driver for whatever video system you have. Go directly
    to the chipset manufacturer's website (Nvidia or AMD/ATI) and download
    whatever driver is current for your card or chipset. That may help if
    the video driver you currently have is part of the problem.
     
  3. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Trimble Bracegirdle" <no-spam@never.spam> wrote in message
    news:i5sfir$8c8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > When Playing DIVX Avi Video files in Windows 7 Media Player 12
    > AND Media Centre there is a white speckling in the image.
    > Most noticeable in dark sections. Little white dots dancing randomly around.
    >
    > BUT NOT there when playing ether a MKV or RM file
    > or watching Streaming Video from such as the BBC website.
    > and also not such problem when using the Media Player Classic
    > that comes with K_Lite Codecs Maga pack which I have installed
    > .
    > The Speckling was there before the K-Lite installation .
    > Any ideas. ???
    > In Win XP I would re install Media Player but can't (apparently) do that in Win 7
    > & problem is in Media Centre as well.


    You can uninstall Media Player from your Win7 installation.
    Control Panel > Programs (& Features)
    On the left pane ' Turn Windows features on or off '.
    Expand Media Features and make your selection.
     
  4. Trimble Bracegirdle

    Trimble Bracegirdle Flightless Bird

    a@bc ...I have a V. large number of DIVX Avi files it does the white flecks
    on all of them..
    NOT any any other Video type RM...MKV ..WMV or Video playing in the Web
    Browsers .

    On this same system I have also Win XP with Media Player 11 & a number of
    other Video Players
    in both XP & Win 7 .. This white flecks problem is only with Divx encoded
    Avi's
    in Win 7 Media Player 12 & Win 7 Media Centre.
    The ATI video driver's are the latest . The problem is not there.

    Thanks Dave-uk ...I have just uninstalled both MP12 & MC & then reinstalled
    them .
    Problem is still there, the same little White Flecks.
    Here sais how to un /re install them
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-media-player-in-windows-7/@@@mouse@@@
     
  5. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 21:26:38 +0100, "Trimble Bracegirdle"
    <no-spam@never.spam> wrote:

    >a@bc ...I have a V. large number of DIVX Avi files it does the white flecks
    >on all of them..
    >NOT any any other Video type RM...MKV ..WMV or Video playing in the Web
    >Browsers .
    >
    >On this same system I have also Win XP with Media Player 11 & a number of
    >other Video Players
    >in both XP & Win 7 .. This white flecks problem is only with Divx encoded
    >Avi's
    >in Win 7 Media Player 12 & Win 7 Media Centre.
    >The ATI video driver's are the latest . The problem is not there.
    >
    >Thanks Dave-uk ...I have just uninstalled both MP12 & MC & then reinstalled
    >them .
    >Problem is still there, the same little White Flecks.
    >Here sais how to un /re install them
    > http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-media-player-in-windows-7/@@@mouse@@@


    Note that the players aren't responsible for the video quality. You
    can remove and reinstall various players all day long without
    affecting an issue like yours, (unless you're talking about players
    like VLC that have the codecs bundled in.)

    It's the specific codec that's at the heart of the issue. Your players
    are analyzing the video to see which codec(s) can be used to decode
    (play) the video, then they use a weighting system to determine the
    'best' codec of the ones that are available and claiming to be
    compatible.

    There are programs available that will tell you which codecs are
    available for a specific video type and their current order of
    preference. At that point, you can choose to promote a codec and/or
    demote another one so that your players will use a different codec
    than what they have been using up to now.

    Here are a few links to get you started. I'm guessing you need to use
    a newer codec for that file type.

    AVinfo http://freshmeat.net/projects/avinfo/
    GSpot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    MediaInfo http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
     

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