PowerDVD "No Video"
Posted on 2004-10-15
Hey everyone, got a problem here. I'm not very familiar with DVD playback but I have downloaded the trial version of PowerDVD 5, and am having trouble getting it to work. Computer is a latitude C800 with a LG DVD/CD ROM
I was getting choppy audio until I closed some background processes and now the audio is fine but I get no video. Just a black window. During the installation, it ran a diagnostic program where I saw all sorts of different shapes and colors that displayed ok on all video modes, but when i play the actual DVD I get no picture whatsoever.
I know the DVD is good, and if i move my mouse around on the black screen, sometimes it turns into a pointer, meaning it knows where the clickable portions are, just doesn't display it.
I have the Latitude in a docking station/port replicator. For some reason the Device manager has about 3 "default monitors" and 1 "plug and play monitor" installed. When i deleted all of them and ran the hardware wizard, it found all of them again. This could have nothing to do with it, but I'm just out of ideas.
Any help or troubleshooting would be much appreciated. I will respond almost immediately.