Resolving Windows® 7 Video Freeze Problem
Are you getting video freeze problem during playback on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system that has many advanced features. It also makes the system installed with it more stable and secure. Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Aero, etc. are some of the features of this operating system. Windows 7 is ideal for home as well office users as it is very fast and supports all kinds of applications. Windows 7 also comes with the latest of Windows Media Player. Windows 7 also has codecs of MP4, 3GP, MPEG2-TS, H.264 video, MJPEG and AVI. This means that all these formats and many more video formats can be easily played by Windows 7 operating system. You can also install separate software, such as VLC Media Player, PowerDVD, etc. to enhance the quality of video playback on the system. Nonetheless, there are some problems that may come up while playing videos on Windows 7. These include video playback freeze, system hanging when playing video, lag in video playback, video not playing at all, low quality video playback, etc. Video playback freeze is a common problem that is known to come due to a variety of reasons, such as malwares within the system, problems with video drivers, problems with some of the system files associated with the drivers, etc.
Following are the tips to troubleshoot video playback freeze problem in Windows 7 operating system:
- Remove malware
- Check codecs
- Repair operating system
The video playback freeze issue on Windows 7 may be because of presence of malware infections within the system or with the video files being played. Malware are known to cause video playback freeze issues by infecting the files of the player and modifying them. Such problems can be easily resolved by installing a good antivirus program and removing all the malware infections.
Codecs are computer programs that are essential for encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal on the system. There are many default codecs on Windows 7 and you may have also installed some codecs. If any of these codecs have some errors or developed some issues, the video playback will get freeze. Such problems can be resolved by checking the codecs and reinstalling them if required.
Repair operating system
Video playback freeze issues may occur due to issues within the system files associated with the drivers or the player on the system. So, you are advised to check the integrity of the operating system using the ‘sfc/ scannow’ command and then repairing the operating system using the original installation disc to get all of the system files in proper working condition.
iYogi is a leading provider of online subscription-based technical support services offered directly to consumers and small businesses across a wide range of computing and communications devices and software. With a pool of thousands of tech experts, the company offers its services primarily through long-term unlimited service subscription plans of 1 to 3 years, on a 24/7 basis 365 days a year. Our Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for Resolving Windows® 7 Video Freeze Problem.
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to wide range of service offerings, all year around! iYogi’s resolution rates are amongst the highest in the technical support industry.