Resolve black screen issues in Windows® Media® Player 11
What causes a black screen in Windows Media Player 11? How can you solve this issue?
Windows Media Player is a default player from Microsoft, that can rip music, help to organize your media library and also helps to burn discs in addition to playing media files. Windows Media Player is also compatible with Windows XP and it can be downloaded from Microsoft website. There maybe situations, while watching a DVD movie or video files on Windows Media Player 11, you may experience a black screen. There are multiple things that you can try in order to resolve this problem. The reasons can be that some movie files are designed for "Wide Screen Format" which means the black borders may show up by default. This black screen error can be solved by some simple steps that are mentioned below.
The following points are some of the details of Windows Media Player 11 black screen error and ways to resolve the issue:
- Windows Media Player 11
- Issue with black screen
- Fix this issue
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 11 is the latest media player application from Microsoft. Windows Media Player 11 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. But you may find that this does not work on older versions of Windows. Windows Media Player 11 is available as a download from Microsoft Windows Update website.
Issue with black screen
Insert a DVD movie disc into your DVD drive, and then you select the option to play the DVD movie using Windows Media Player 11, you may encounter certain issues. A black screen may appear instead of the video. Most of the time, audio will play but the video will not be displayed.
Double-click on the center of Windows Media Player screen with the video playing. You can also press the 'Alt' and 'Enter' keys at the same time instead of double clicking. This will put the program into full screen mode and sometimes will remove the black screen and playback controls from view. If the black border is still present, then you can try by exit out of Full Screen Mode. Press the 'Alt' and '2' keys at the same time to zoom into the video. If the black screen is still present, you have to reinstall Windows Media Player 11 to solve this issue.
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