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    Vista Video DRM Problem??

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    I've been using a laptop as a HTPC connected to a 32" samsung series 4 Tv, suddenly in some media players the video is blank and only audio plays.. in Zoom Player the top fifth of the video playback lags behind the rest of the screen.. this is visible on the laptops screen and on the external display (also blank video in some media players).

    I've had this problem before some months ago on the same laptop-without the usage of an external display... creating a new user account and reinstalling all codecs seemed to fix it but this isn't working this time. When I RADMIN into the laptop on my desktop the video is visible on my desktops screen but not on the laptops screen in some video players....

    Laptop: Acer Aspire 5315,Vista Home Basic,Celeron 1.86ghz,Intel X3100IGP,1GB ram

    I'm about to try reinstalling drivers (maybe I did that last time to fix it).. want to know if this is related to vistas DRM and if there is a fix for it or not... the videos are just H264 free podcasts.

    Edit: reinstalled drivers (latest ones) no effect.. going to install+use XP until I've got a Vista fix .
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    Re: Vista Video DRM Problem??

    Glad I switched to XP, able to stream HD over wifi.. where as vista failed totally and even a little when not streaming over the network.

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    Re: Vista Video DRM Problem??

    I highly doubt it was DRM related if the audio was playing. What makes you think this? Vista will normally always throw up errors with anything DRM related.

    A video not showing is normally related to one of two things:
    a)Overlay settings messed up
    b)Codec issues

    Did you use any sort of codec pack?
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    Re: Vista Video DRM Problem??

    Yes, I do (CCCP and CoreAVC).. but its all moot now I'm using the exact same codec setup on XP and it works better than ever ... I think its general vista resource hungryness and wonky networking and codec issues, possibly DRM aswell.

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    Re: Vista Video DRM Problem??

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffz View Post
    Glad I switched to XP, able to stream HD over wifi.. where as vista failed totally and even a little when not streaming over the network.
    First place took look would be the NIC drivers, as the Vista TCP/IP stack i've found to use less CPU, this makes it better for streaming HD content on low power PCs.

    Also as people have said its highly unlikely this is anything to do with DRM.
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    Re: Vista Video DRM Problem??

    Everything loads much faster in XP so I've abandoned vista on the laptop.. OEMs should not load it on boxes with 1Gb of ram.

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