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    [SOLVED] All movies have blue people in them

    Okay, for starters, I'm not on drugs

    I installed the updates that the system announced to me today and after that the weirdest thing occured.
    When I watch a movie, any movie (I tried a few) all people in the movie are blueish.
    SERIOUSLY!

    It's like an old tv with bad colors.
    Like a blue layer wich makes the skin of the people in the movie turn out blue.
    I've seen it in Blues Brothers, Jurassic Park and many more I tried.
    I have tried removing any codecs I was using, including the video software and replacing those with VLC media player.
    No succes untill now.
    I have to mention, objects like stairs, doors, furniture and all other surroundings stay the color they're supposed to be.

    Can it be driver related to my Nvidia Geforce 8600's?

    Help ?

    MachineHead


    [Edit:] Nevermind. I rebooted once, that had no effect, still blue. Then I rebooted again, just now. My characters are back to normal again, no sweat.[/edit]
    Last edited by MachineHead; June 6th, 2008 at 05:44 PM.
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    Re: All movies have blue people in them

    I have the same issue. I had to ajust my video color/contrast to get it to look somewhat normal. The defaults all of a sudden are totally off.

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    Re: All movies have blue people in them

    If you're using Totem Movie Player, you could try changing the colors by clicking on "Edit" menu -> select "Preferences" -> and click on the "Display" tab. Try adjusting the "Color Balance" to fit your viewing color needs.
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    Re: All movies have blue people in them

    Thanks for taking interest guys, but after two reboots everything seemed normal again.
    I think it had something to do with an update for restricted graphics drivers.

    Thanks,

    MachineHead
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    Re: [SOLVED] All movies have blue people in them

    Sorry to resurrect this, but I experienced the same problem today and yesterday. This is both on a machine running Precise and one with Lucid. The solution for Totem, in Lucid anyway (Totem version 2.30.2), is as follows.

    Edit -> Preferences
    Color Balance -> Reset to Defaults

    Somewhere at some point it decided to change the "Hue" value to its lowest possible value. Problem solved.

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