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Fix blank captures from Windows Media Player by turning off hardware acceleration while recording.

First, identify the Media Player version installed on your machine by appearance, then follow the appropriate instructions.
Media Player 11 for Windows Vista
1 Open Media Player 11.

2 Click Now Playing, then More Options....

3 Click the Performance tab.

4 Uncheck Turn on DirectX Acceleration.

5 Click OK, then close and restart the player.


Media Player 11 for Windows XP
1 Open Media Player 11.

2 Click Now Playing, then More Options....

3 Click the Performance tab.

4 Center the Video acceleration knob.

5 Click OK, then close and restart the player.


Media Player 10
1 Open Media Player 10.

2 Click the Access application menus
   button in the top-right corner.

3 Click Tools / Options.
4 Click the Performance tab.

5 Center the Video acceleration
   knob. If the knob is disabled,
   click Restore Defaults.

6 Close and restart the player.


Media Player 9
1 Open Media Player 9.

2 Click the Show menu bar button in the top-left corner.

3 Click Tools / Options.

4 Click the Performance tab.

5 Set the Video acceleration trackbar to the center.

6 Close and restart the player.


Media Player 8
1 Open Media Player 8.
2 If necessary, click the Return to Full Mode button in the bottom-right corner.
3 Click Tools / Options.
4 Click the Performance tab.
5 Click the Advanced tab.
6 Uncheck Use overlays.
7 Close and restart the player.

Media Player 7
1 Open Media Player 7.
2 If necessary, click the Return to Full Mode button in the bottom-right corner.
3 Click Tools / Options.
4 Click the Performance tab.
5 Set Hardware Acceleration to none.
6 Close and restart the player.

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