I am having a problem with my HD 5770 playing videos with a bitrate over a 1000 going to a green screen in the media player and sometimes causing that generic video driver failure.
I upgraded from a Nvidia card a few months ago and immediately enjoyed the better performance on the few 3d video games I play. While I don't play every day, when I do play I play for hours so I felt pretty confident about the stability of the new card.
A few of weeks ago I tried playing music videos I had recorded at various times. In the middle of the list I got the green screen. I was puzzled, but assumed there was a problem with the file and moved on. Everything was fine for the next couple of files and then I got the same problem again. I became a little concerned and started looking for patterns. Eventually I discovered the common denominator was .wmv files with a bitrate over 1000 (it could be a bit a lower or a bit higher, most of the ones that died were 1100+ and my other files that work seem to be under 900).
Over the last few weeks I have tried various fixes, upgraded all my drivers to the latest and tried a few different codecs but no luck.
I see quite a bit about modifying settings, but while I know a bit about operating systems I don't know much about hardware.
Can anyone give me any ideas how to fix this, or even what to look into?
Ok, so I after way too many hours and removing every codec that might also be part of the problem I got the video working...mostly.
ATI comes with a program (Avsomething) for converting videos. The ATI codecs and filters installed in this program appeared to cause a problem. I uninstalled it, and then had manually get rid of a left over (ATI Ticker) and now I get video.
But...the driver still stops on the videos occasionally and gives the generic error and resets.