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Video may appear garbled when you play a DVD or a TV program in a secondary monitor on a Windows Vista-based computer that has Windows Media Center TV Pack installed

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Windows Vista-based computer that has Windows Media Center TV Pack installed.
  • The computer has multiple graphics adapters and has multiple monitors connected.
  • You play a DVD or a TV program in Windows Media Center.
  • You start Windows Media Center in a secondary monitor, or you move it to a secondary monitor while the video is playing.

In this scenario, the video that is displayed on the second monitor may appear garbled. This problem occurs only on computers that have certain graphics hardware installed.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB956581.

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