View Full Version : [ubuntu] Black screen Playing Videos dilemma desperate for help …!!

August 31st, 2008, 12:59 AM
I’ll try to make it short , downloaded & interrupted an active X which resulted in a black screen whenever I playback a video ( WMPlayer10, Nero 8 , Quicktime , Divex NOTHING WORK) (audio is fine ) , I tried the following (NONE worked ) :
• Rolling back wm11 to 10 & Reinstalling wm player 11
• Installed & Uninstalled  XP_Codec_Pack_2.4.1 , Nimo50Build8 , Codecs6030_allin1 , klite codec417
• Scanned registry using Mechanics
• Ran Gspot and sherlock2.0 didn’t show any missing or corrupt codecs (UNLESS I dono how to use it )
• Uninstalled codecs from Device manager  sound , video& Game controllers video codecs  properties (removed one by one )
other things noticed :
• Video played back just fine when booted from my other HD (vista)
• prompted when downloading codec pack to delete a broken registry which I did
• the only time I am able to playback video is when running VLC media player (choosing Direct X or Open GLwithout hardware acceleration )

SYSTEM : Win XP SP3, 6GB RAM , VisionTek Radeon X1550

BIG thank you REPLY for first POST to solve It

September 1st, 2008, 04:16 AM
thank you EVERYONE 3 button clicks on this stupid CATALYST video control panel on my computer saved me another 20 hours of hassle with this I GUESS NO ONE :guitar:knows it all