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#25467 22-Aug-2008 09:15
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Driver Packaging Version    8.522-080731a-067981C-ATI    
Catalyst® Version    08.8    
Provider    ATI Technologies Inc.    
2D Driver Version    
Direct3D Version    
OpenGL Version    
Catalyst® Control Center Version    2008.0731.2322.39992   

At last they have fixed the greens problem.  nice :)

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Master Geek

  #158882 22-Aug-2008 10:06
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First I thought "Another bold statement" since a thread like this tends to pop up with each driver update, but looking through the release notes there maybe hope with this release : -

  • Switching from h.264 to MPEG2 video titles no longer results in the operating system intermittently failing to respond
  • Playing VC1 video clips no longer results in green corruption being noticed in the player window
  • Enabling BOB de-interlacing no longer results in a green line being noticed on the bottom of the playback window when playing a 1080i clip
  • Playing a standard definition DVD using the Windows Media Player no longer results in the player window flashing when closed captioning is enabled
  • Playing a DVD title using the PowerDVD player no longer results in the PowerDVD player failing to respond when DXVA is disabled, closed captioning is enabled and the user is fast forwarding the DVD title anywhere from 4x to 32x

Let us hope the Holy Grail has been found!!!


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Ultimate Geek

  #158921 22-Aug-2008 11:34
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Dont get your hopes up...

I just tried this version on my ATI HD 2600 Pro machine and it still gets the green screen when switching to some channels.


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Master Geek

  #159017 22-Aug-2008 17:33
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These latest drivers have fixed the switching of channels problem i had when h/w acceleration was enabled in powerdvd 8 patch. I never had the green problem with poweredvd and my hd4850. I still have the green problem with ArcSoft h.264 codec when h/w acceleration is enabled.

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Ultimate Geek

  #159178 23-Aug-2008 18:29
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Tried these on my 780g chipset, got BSoD's everytime i tried to play any H.264 content. Am currenty reinstalling Vista from scratch and will try again.

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  #159179 23-Aug-2008 18:58
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I am on 780G as well, still get green screen as before, nothing changed to me.

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Uber Geek

  #160095 27-Aug-2008 11:20
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I am on 780G Mobo / Onboard ATI HD3200 / XP Pro SP2 / MP RC2 / PDVD8 Ultra build 2021

Tried Catalyst 8.8 Suite with hardware accleration.  Initially i thought all was ok.  But after 15minutes of watching TV3 i get picture glitches and the display gets stuck on a endless half second loop.  I had the same problem with the beta 8.8 drivers.  It does remove the green blockiness from C4/TVNZ6+7 but unfortunately it is not stable, so i don't recommend upgrading at this stage, and still recommend the display driver from the gigabyte website combined with coreAVC for live TV.

HTPC / Home automation (home assistant) enthusiast.

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  #160754 29-Aug-2008 16:00
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You can't get hardware acceleration with coreAVC anyway. I always got good result with coreAVC and any version of ccc.

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