Visualizations in Media Center

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  1. lilaundgelb

    lilaundgelb New Member

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    When I initially installed Media Center, the default visualizations worked. Subsequently, I installed some visualizations that all worked in WMP. But now when I try to view a visualization in WMC I just get a black screen.

    I have checked that the visualizations are enabled in the WMC options and set them to automatically start.

    Does anybody know what the problem might be?
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Does it not work this way:


    To watch visualization while playing music :

    • On the start screen, scroll to Music, and then click music library.
    • Click an album, song, or playlist.
    • Click Play Song or Play Album, and then click Visualize.


    To have visualization always start when music plays :


    • On the start screen, scroll to Tasks, click settings, and then click Music.
    • Click Visualization Options, and then select the Always start visualizations when music plays check box.
    • Under Show song information during visualizations, select an option.
    • Click Save.


    When the music plays and visualization on, you can press +/- to switch between different visualizations.



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    WMC uses 3D full screen mode, so be sure to have video and sound drivers installed.
     
  3. lilaundgelb

    lilaundgelb New Member

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    This is indeed what I have tried. It worked before I installed the new visualizations but now I just get a black screen when I try to start one in WMC (they work in WMP).

    I have also tried deactivating all but one of the visualizations with no success.

     
  4. cybercore

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    Did you exactly try pressing +/- to try to switch to another visualization ?

    You do have your video and audio drivers installed, correct ?
     
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    lilaundgelb New Member

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    Yes - I tried pressing +/- (as well as the arrow keys). I do have video and audio drivers installed.

     
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    Do you have any parental restrictions, is your user account administrator ?
     
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    lilaundgelb New Member

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    There aren't any restrictions. There is only one user account, and it is an administrator.

     
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    lilaundgelb New Member

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    I figured out how to solve the problem. I removed all of the visualizations from the registry using the instructions posted here. While I was doing this, I noticed that there were two separate folders, one called "Visualizations" and the other called "Visualisations". After this, I reinstalled visualizations one-by-one and found that the "Psychedelia Viz Pack" was causing the symptoms described above.
     

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