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  1. Hello all.
    I just bought a new computer with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
    Now, I have an external bluray player.
    While I can play the Blurays with PowerDVD21 and VLC with correct gamma, when I play them with WinDVD12, the gamma is bright (the black bars appear dark grey).
    My screen is an LG 43UD79.

    You would ask me I assume, why then i don't play all my blurays with the other players and not WinDVD?
    Because WinDVD plays Region A discs and PowerDVD region B. (I don't know how that happened).
    To correct the gamma I have to lower it through Nvidia settings from 1.00 to 0.70-0.80, and still is not right.
    Could anyone help me please and tell me why WinDVD displays wrong gamma?

    By the way, I cannot adjust gamma through Video enhancements of WinDVD. Again, I don't know why...
    Last edited by thinredline; 27th Jun 2022 at 19:15.
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  2. I did further testing and I see winDVD plays mkvs in the correct gamma. The picture is the same with the other software (MPC, PowerDVD etc.).
    It's the Bluray discs, it changes the gamma. I guess it uses some kind of its own renderer? or what?
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    No one here really cares about windvd so you won't get many responses,best thing to do is contact them about your issue.
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  4. I don't know WinDVD but it could be a "PC levels" vs. "TV levels" playback issue rather than gamma. Check the settings options and change to "TV levels" (or similar).
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  5. Originally Posted by johns0 View Post
    No one here really cares about windvd so you won't get many responses,best thing to do is contact them about your issue.
    Oh, I didn't know that. Yeah, I gather they won't be of much help as they weren't in the other matter about adjusting gamma through their software.
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  6. Originally Posted by Sharc View Post
    I don't know WinDVD but it could be a "PC levels" vs. "TV levels" playback issue rather than gamma. Check the settings options and change to "TV levels" (or similar).
    Thanks.
    Yes, that's - I think - the dynamic range in NVIDIA settings. Limited or full.
    No change I'm afraid.

    Is there any other software I could use?
    I heard about Totalmedia theatre but I can't find a download link nor a link to purchase.
    Last edited by thinredline; 28th Jun 2022 at 06:04.
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  7. Thanks, I downloaded PlayerFab (I think it's the only out of very few that support Blu-ray menus).
    The image displays correctly.
    The price is steep. $169!
    Also, I'm alarmed by the spyware comment in the reviews here: https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVDFab-Media-Player
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    I always found PowerDVD to be superior over WinDVD.

    (Based on testing DVD structures I authored, PowerDVD behaves more like a hardware player than WinDVD does).
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  9. Originally Posted by Skiller View Post
    I always found PowerDVD to be superior over WinDVD.
    Yeah, me too.
    But unfortunately in my system it plays only Region B blu-rays.
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  10. Originally Posted by thinredline View Post
    Thanks, I downloaded PlayerFab (I think it's the only out of very few that support Blu-ray menus).
    The image displays correctly.
    The price is steep. $169!
    Also, I'm alarmed by the spyware comment in the reviews here: https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVDFab-Media-Player
    You may want to try Leawo Player which also claims to support menus:
    https://www.videohelp.com/software/Leawo-Blu-ray-Player
    I have no experience with it though.
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  11. Originally Posted by Sharc View Post
    Originally Posted by thinredline View Post
    Thanks, I downloaded PlayerFab (I think it's the only out of very few that support Blu-ray menus).
    The image displays correctly.
    The price is steep. $169!
    Also, I'm alarmed by the spyware comment in the reviews here: https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVDFab-Media-Player
    You may want to try Leawo Player which also claims to support menus:
    https://www.videohelp.com/software/Leawo-Blu-ray-Player
    I have no experience with it though.
    I tried it and it didn't play it.
    Oh well, I played one Region A locked Blu-ray I had with VLC.
    No problems during the playback, so maybe I will use this instead of purchasing PlayerFab.
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