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Video signal drops out while watching WMV

  1. #1


    Rich Guest

    Video signal drops out while watching WMV

    Even though Vista's Windows Media Player is set NOT to allow the screen saver
    to work during play, it comes on anyhow. Also, another time the video signal
    droped out and the screen goes blank (with a no signal notice on screen from
    monitor). A third thing is it pops out of full-screen mode by itself.

    (Now ask me if I enjoyed the movie last night having to jump up repeatedly
    to fix these multiple problems).

    I have Vista Home Premium, ATI All-In-Wonder 9200 128mb (I sold the AIW 2006
    256mb that I had as it didn't work with Vista anyhow and put my old AIW back
    in)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    JW Guest

    Re: Video signal drops out while watching WMV

    I believe that your problem is related to the fact that ATI does not have
    Vista drivers for the 91xx and 92xx graphics cards since the cards do not
    have on board DX9 support so the basic drivers you are using do not support
    Media Player or MC well.

    "Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EB45C6DF-62C8-4BA1-BC83-093CC4249EAD@microsoft.com...
    > Even though Vista's Windows Media Player is set NOT to allow the screen
    > saver
    > to work during play, it comes on anyhow. Also, another time the video
    > signal
    > droped out and the screen goes blank (with a no signal notice on screen
    > from
    > monitor). A third thing is it pops out of full-screen mode by itself.
    >
    > (Now ask me if I enjoyed the movie last night having to jump up repeatedly
    > to fix these multiple problems).
    >
    > I have Vista Home Premium, ATI All-In-Wonder 9200 128mb (I sold the AIW
    > 2006
    > 256mb that I had as it didn't work with Vista anyhow and put my old AIW
    > back
    > in)




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mary Guest

    RE: Video signal drops out while watching WMV

    This is a global setting. You have to set the screen saver to NONE in Windows
    Display Settings, not Media Player. Screensavers are only pretty pictures
    anyway and serve no useful purpose with today's monitors. You should also not
    allow turning off the monitor, hard drive, etc in Power Options.
    "Rich" wrote:

    > Even though Vista's Windows Media Player is set NOT to allow the screen saver
    > to work during play, it comes on anyhow. Also, another time the video signal
    > droped out and the screen goes blank (with a no signal notice on screen from
    > monitor). A third thing is it pops out of full-screen mode by itself.
    >
    > (Now ask me if I enjoyed the movie last night having to jump up repeatedly
    > to fix these multiple problems).
    >
    > I have Vista Home Premium, ATI All-In-Wonder 9200 128mb (I sold the AIW 2006
    > 256mb that I had as it didn't work with Vista anyhow and put my old AIW back
    > in)


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Video signal drops out while watching WMV

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