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#1 McKay

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 21:27

Got the RTM from Technet, and all the issues Ive had accross Windows 8 CP, Windows 8 RP are still present, as well as a new issue.

I performed clean installs each time.

Windows Media player still cannot play any video file, I get a black screen with just audio. AVI, MP4, WMV same result.

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Also with the Window colour set to Black I cannt read the text on the title bar, it doesnt glow white like it used to in Win7,

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#2 lol51312

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 21:37

i aslo have some issues with windows 8

#3 SirEvan

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 21:40

i aslo have some issues with windows 8


Glad you elaborated on what your issues were, that way we know what to look for!

#4 thomastmc

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 21:45

If you have enabled Hyper-V, DXVA will be corrupted in many circumstances.

The most common symptoms are no picture, or a green picture displayed. Try using a third party video player with DXVA disabled to determine if this is the issue you're experiencing.

If it is, you can use a video player with DXVA disabled, and also disable hardware acceleration in Flash. Or, uninstall Hyper-V.

#5 lol51312

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 21:51

Glad you elaborated on what your issues were, that way we know what to look for!

When i close the laptop and reopening it, it shows blackscreen again i have to shutdown the PC

#6 OP McKay

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:06

If you have enabled Hyper-V, DXVA will be corrupted in many circumstances.

The most common symptoms are no picture, or a green picture displayed. Try using a third party video player with DXVA disabled to determine if this is the issue you're experiencing.

If it is, you can use a video player with DXVA disabled, and also disable hardware acceleration in Flash. Or, uninstall Hyper-V.


All videos play fine in VLC, it's a slight annoyance because sometimes I have record video games and use Movie Maker to edit them, Movie Maker only gets a black screen and audio with any video footage too. I ignored the issue in the CP and RP because they were just betas, now this is RTM I can't ignore them anymore.

#7 +Brando212

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:10

When i close the laptop and reopening it, it shows blackscreen again i have to shutdown the PC

that's more than likely the video driver

All videos play fine in VLC, it's a slight annoyance because sometimes I have record video games and use Movie Maker to edit them, Movie Maker only gets a black screen and audio with any video footage too. I ignored the issue in the CP and RP because they were just betas, now this is RTM I can't ignore them anymore.

hmm, i can see how that'd be annoying.

maybe try installing a codec pack to see if it's just a problem with the included codecs

#8 OP McKay

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:20

hmm, i can see how that'd be annoying.

maybe try installing a codec pack to see if it's just a problem with the included codecs


Any packs you recommend? In the CP and RP I tried CCCP and K-Lite to no avail.

#9 Ulpian

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:30

Is there any Safe Boot mode? I tried F8 during start, no luck.

#10 grayscale

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:37

Any packs you recommend? In the CP and RP I tried CCCP and K-Lite to no avail.

so it's been that way since the previews? (on your end)

#11 Proculsi

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:44

Same issue here. When window color set to black the text on the title bar is unreadable. Could it be possible change it to white with some registry edit?



Is there any Safe Boot mode? I tried F8 during start, no luck.


Yes.
Option 1) Hold SHITF key while clicking on restart.
Option 2) Charm ->Settings -> PC Settings -> General -> Advanced Startup

More info here: http://blogs.msdn.co...ver-before.aspx

#12 OP McKay

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 22:45

so it's been that way since the previews? (on your end)


Yea, never had the issue with Windows 7, did a clean install of the Consumer Preview, the issue struck, later did a clean install of Release Preview, the issue was still present. Done a clean install of Windows 8 Pro now, and the issue is still here.

#13 thomastmc

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:10

Yea, never had the issue with Windows 7, did a clean install of the Consumer Preview, the issue struck, later did a clean install of Release Preview, the issue was still present. Done a clean install of Windows 8 Pro now, and the issue is still here.


Do you have Hyper-V enabled?

If so, this is likely causing your issue with video. Your options are to let the issue persist, or disable Hyper-V.

Without Hyper-V enabled, I haven't heard of any issues playing video.

#14 aniv

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:54

Do you have Hyper-V enabled?

If so, this is likely causing your issue with video. Your options are to let the issue persist, or disable Hyper-V.

Without Hyper-V enabled, I haven't heard of any issues playing video.


I have Client Hyper-V enabled and failed to reproduce the issues. No issues with video playback.

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#15 leesmithg

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:07

Is there any Safe Boot mode? I tried F8 during start, no luck.


F5 is what you should click.