Netflix Fails to play Video

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Amirl, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Amirl

    Amirl

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    I installed Parallels 4.0. Netflix watch it now starts. However, the video is BLACK, but I do hear sound. If I change the Video driver to VGA, the video plays no problem. HOWEVER, the screen resolution and sizing features are lost. Is this a known problem? Does anyone have this issue? Any idea's on how to solve this?
     
  2. movielad

    movielad

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    Which operating system is this? Vista? If so, I experience black video whenever I play DRM protected Windows Media Video through Vista on my Macbook. Non-DRM video plays just fine.
     
  3. Amirl

    Amirl

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    Yes, its Vista. And Yes I get a black screen. However, if I change the Video Driver to VGA it does work. But then my screen resolution is messed up.
     
  4. movielad

    movielad

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    Which makes me think there is some bad interactivity between Parallel's video driver and Vista's DRM subsystem. I don't know whether you have Windows XP on your system as well - but I'm willing to bet it would work because I'm able to view DRM files just fine with XP and Parallels 4.
     
  5. biglar

    biglar Kilo Poster

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    I get this experience in the Coherence mode but not in Windowed or full screen mode. I am using Windows XP and this has been reported as a bug. Not sure if it's exactly the same problem.
     

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