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i have a problem in which started recently, where everytime i wanted to view a qt file or *.mov, the screen turns green...it either happen midway through the clip or at the start, and i seldom get to finish the whole clip without such occurance. Since that im a user of after effects, i fear that this problem will affect the output of my movies/clips, as i often output as *.mov. reply



I also have the same problem, just with QuickTime files nothing else my system I am running has XP SP2 and a NVIDIA FX5500 I have tried many drivers and codec’s including alternative QuickTime ones and nothing seems to get rid of that damn green screen. I use allot of training videos and there all in .mov format. :( reply

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I also have that problem... and i figured out how to solve it (sort of). It is somehow related to “directdraw acceleration” that Quicktime uses to render video smoother. Turning off “directdraw acceleration” solved the problem for me... except that now, all my high rez videos play choppy. So right now, its a trade off.

To turn it off go to preferences->video settings-> uncheck the bottom 2 options (you can leave the top to options checked). reply

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I was having the same problem until I lowered my screen refresh rate to 75 hertz. Sometimes this card defaults to 85 hertz. reply

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Nice one K-Pax - worked for me. reply

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K-Pax, I love you. I was so frustrated with this problem I was tearing my hair out. Your advice solved the problem, thanks mate, nice one. Regards, John reply

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wtf is k-pax .. i search for it and it was a movieeeeee???..
i thought it was a codec or some shit to fix this fuker up :| reply

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K-pax is a movie and in this case here it is the guys user name. You need to read the whole thing first or are you too illiterate? K-pax I’m gonna try that thing now... hope it works. reply

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K-pax, it worked thanks. Woohoo!!! Now I don’t have to close my browser when it goes green and fucks up my system. Thanks dood! reply

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Green screen with your fx5200? Then try these drivers: 71.89 reply

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Er, sorry. Scrap my suggestion above as wmp green instead of quicktime.

Will report solution asap reply

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Well, I finally solved the green screen by uninstalling all the codecs I could find in “add and remove programs” and then installing drivers 53.03 for my fx5200 card.
I can’t pinpoint the exact codec for you to uninstall as I uninstalled all I could find...I have tested different video clips from HD to wmv and they all work fine now with no choppiness to boot ;o)

I hope this may help someone- cheers reply

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I hate quicktime. Why do I need to google to find posts on how to watch a damn movie. We must unite and all boycott quicktime movies in anyway possible. If this means punching your grandmother in the face if she is creating a knitting movie for her squatter online e-friends... do it. Don’t think about it... just do it... and only buy products from companies whos domo videos are in anything but quicktime. Even if they give you avi or wmv options... don’t buy from them if they use quicktime. If I was choking and the Heimlich manoeuvre video was in quicktime I wouldn’t send you the link. I’d rather die in a pool of my own filth on top of a green screen of death then have you save me. At least then the investigators will know the cause of death. Read Julian Huxley’s book Evolutionary Humanism and then ask yourself, where does quicktime fit in to our psych-social evolution? How is creating movies in quicktime helping humanity to move to a unification of all knowledge? reply

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Hey i had the same annoying problem that everyone else had and i tried all the things you guys said, but nothing worked. When i went to uninstall it from “add or remove programs”, i clicked change instead and it ask me if i wanted to repair my quicktime player. I clicked repair and now it’s working fine, even with all of the “directdraw acceleration” settings enabled. reply

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Hey i had the same annoying problem that everyone else had and i tried all the things you guys said, but nothing worked. When i went to uninstall it from “add or remove programs”, i clicked change instead and it ask me if i wanted to repair my quicktime player. I clicked repair and now it’s working fine, even with all of the “directdraw acceleration” settings enabled. reply

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K-Pax, thank you so much! I did what you said, and it worked perfectly! I appreciate your help very much. Once again, thank you. reply

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http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303706 I finally found out how to solve this Quicktime nightmare (Green Screen). If you see the section “Disable Direct3D video acceleration in QuickTime” inside this article found in the above website address, you will see that under the video section on this tab you will find several options. This is found within the Quicktime Advanced Tab to get there open Quicktime<Edit<Preferences<Quicktime Preferences<Advanced Sub category “Video”. Instead of disabling the “Enable Direct3D video acceleration” like the article suggests keep that box enabled and instead disable the “Enable DirectDraw acceleration”. In other words keep all of the boxes checked except for Safe mode (GDI only)" and “Enable DirectDraw acceleration”. This solved my problem of not being able to view Apple/Quicktime movie trailers, any web based Quicktime video, and my MPEG 4 formatted videos within iTunes. I hope this helps you as much as it helped me. I spent forever researching this and trying to figure it out. Apparently it is a common problem. If this does not work for you, be sure to refresh your internet browser and to click apply after changing the preferences. If all of this is unsuccessful I would recommend going to Start<Quicktime<Uninstall Quicktime. Here it will give you two options repair or remove. By selecting repair the program will often replace missing or damaged files. After doing these steps it will hopefully work for you, as it did for me. Well enjoy! =) Just be glad you didn’t have to figure this nightmare out for hours. reply

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I had to take just about everyone’s advice, but it’s finally working! I used the uninstall>>repair function. I unchecked ONLY the “Enable Directdraw Acceleration” feature. I restarted, refreshed...and bling blang blong I gots da video.

Cheers reply

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Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Hardware: Intel Celeron 1100 MHz

Problem successfully addressed via the following steps:

01) Start -> Control Panel -> Display

02) Settings -> Advanced - Troubleshoot

03) Set Hardware Acceleration Slider to midpoint (Disable all DirectDraw and Direct 3D accelerations...)

04) Apply

05) OK

06) OK

07) Close Control Panel reply

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Thanks Melvin! This worked for me! reply

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