Resolving Video Playback Issues in Windows® 7
Get to know more about video playback issues in Windows 7
Computers are widely used for all kinds of purposes. They can be used to process large amounts of information and also for multimedia video playback. Windows 7 comes with latest series of Windows Media Player that can be used to play all kinds of videos on the system. This is because Windows 7 comes with codecs of H.264 video, MJPEG, MP4, 3GP, MPEG2-TS, and AVI. There are also large numbers of Windows 7 compatible video playback applications that can be installed and used on the system such as VLC Player, Divex player, Power DVD, etc. All of these applications are totally compatible with Windows 7 and users would not face any problems such as application conflicts even when more than one application is in use at same time. Nonetheless, some users might face some problems when playing video files on the system. Such problems include grains on the video being played, very low quality video playback, video freezing during playback, application playing video getting terminated, lag between video and audio, video not playing at all etc. Video not playing at all is a common issue and is usually caused by reasons such as malware infections within the files, driver related problems, issues with some of the system files associated with the driver/ player, etc.
The following gives users more information regarding tips to troubleshoot video playback issues in Windows 7:
- Verify Drivers
- Install Codecs
- Repair/Restore OS
Problems with video playback in Windows 7 might be because of problems with the video drivers installed on the system. If the video drivers installed in the system are incorrect, incompatible or outdated, they would not be able to initiate and sustain proper communication between the OS and video card which would result in video not playing issue. All Windows 7 users having video playback problems are advised to verify the drivers and if they are found faulty, they should be replaced.
There are large numbers of video formats in existence and the default codecs on Windows 7 might not be enough to play some files. If users try to play a video file that is not supported by the default player on Windows 7, then the video cannot be played on the system. All Windows 7 users having video playback issues are advised to download latest version codecs and install them on the system which would facilitate smooth playback of video files.
Inability of Windows 7 OS installed in your computer might be because of damages to some of the system files of the OS. The damages might have been caused by accidental modification of system files or external reasons such as malware. All Windows 7 users having video playback problem are recommended to repair the OS using the default OS repair tool. If the video playback problem seems to have come up recently, users can also try restoring the system to an earlier time period which would get all system files to their proper working state and solve the problems.
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