DVD playback may stop when exiting full-screen mode in Windows Media Center for Windows Vista with the Windows TV Pack for Windows Vista Media Center

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In Windows Media Center for Windows Vista with the Windows TV Pack installed, when playing a DVD in full-screen mode, if you exit full-screen then quickly return to it, DVD Playback may stop.  Also, you may encounter a black screen. 

This can also happen when playing a DVD in Windows Media Center with the Windows TV Pack installed under the following additional scenarios:  if the screen resolution is changed, when extending the desktop to multiple displays, moving the Windows Media Center desktop between displays, and finally resuming from sleep or hibernation (S3 and S4 sleep states).

 

Result

DVD playback may stop and you may see a black screen. 

Cause

This is a known issue in Windows Media Center for Vista with the Windows TV Pack for Windows Vista Media Center. 

Resolution

When this issue occurs, you can recover by clicking the green button in the upper-left corner of the screen to return to the main menu of Windows Media Center.  If you play the DVD again, playback will restart from the beginning rather then the location where it stopped.

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Article ID: 968214 - Last Review: February 21, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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