My Asus video card has a feature called “Splendid” which is supposed to enhance video quality. Well, some time recently, I lost the ability to watch most videos in Windows Media Player. It took me awhile to figure it out, but the culprit is apparently Splendid. I disabled it, and all is well now. For the record, I found out how to disable it here.
Here’s the instructions:
– Right click on your desktop and select “Properties” to bring up your display properties;
– Select the “Settings” tab and click on “Advanced” on the bottom right;
– Select the “ASUS” tab on the top right and then the “ASUS Splendid” tab;
– Unselect the check box next to “Enable ASUS Splendid”.
I’m not sure if this is a problem in the most recent driver set that’s going to be corrected at some point. Either way, I never noticed “Splendid” really doing much for me anyway.