Posted August 17 2001 - 01:44 PM
Okey kids, bare with me, I'm now to this whole thing...
I got my first DVD-rom drive today (Toshiba) and it came with Power DVD. I installed it and ran trying out my first DVD movie playback...
And it failed.
| Error Code: F6F00018 |
Current display mode is not supported
Power DVD does not support the current display mode. (DDraw overlay mode is recommended)
Please lower the screen resolution and color depth, for example 800x600 with 256 colors. Or you may adjust the refresh frequency, for example 75 HZ.
I lowered to 600x800 and it worked, but looked shitty (and of course I don't want to run my comp at 800x600 when I'm usually running 1280x1024. I tried running at 32 bit and changed the refresh to 75hz and it still didn't work.
Eventually I found I can run at 1280x1024 as long as I use 16 bit color.
Is PowerDVD not able to use 32 bit color, or is it just my video card? I'm new to this whole thing, but I would imagine that most people don't have to alter all their display settings to make DVD playback on their PC work.
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