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Bob Bradford
Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 8:03 am:   

Having problems viewing JPEGs!!! all other formates are fine. i reinstalled windows and all software but still the same thing. JPEGs look like they are in maybe 16 colors and blocky. MPEGs are allso bad have streaks in the play back. I have a HP6640c and it has a sis 530 display adapter. I was thinking it might be this and was going to buy a pci video card and try. What do you think? Bob
Just ran accross your forum and love it..
Katy R (Catsidea)
Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2001 - 8:44 am:   

What were you using to view your JPG's & MPEG's? Could you inadvertantly have changed your file association so that they are being opened with a different viewer? Try opening your different pic editors, and then opening the files from inside of them, to see if the problem exists in all your applications. JPGs look better in the MS Photo editor than they do in Paint, at least on my machine. Sometimes when you download a new application, it changes file associations to open with it instead of what you were using before. This can be good or bad, depending on how good the new program is. I love WinAMP for audio CDs, but do not like the way it plays .wav files, and it had set itself up to play them to. Just a thought.
Bob Bradford
Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2001 - 5:24 am:   

I first noticed problems with JPEGs when on Ebay. so i was viewing with internet explorer. I did a clean install using HPs recovery disk set (3 times )HP has JPEg graphics for there registration and other setup and they to are bad looking.. I download a free viewer off the net and Jpegs are fine. but can not view good jpegs with IE5. I would think that if i reinstalled OS and if it was software it would have been fixed, but after being able to view with a downloaed viewer i am confused. I even tried win98se clean install instead of using HPs recovery disk and the same thing. Thank you very much for your help. Bob Bradford
Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2001 - 10:58 am:   

Just a few thoughts...

First, you aren't using AOL, right?

How familiar are you with your display settings in Control Panel? Eg. If they were set to 256 colors...gifs would look fine but not jpgs.

Are your video drivers the latest and greatest? They also could be corrupted.

Were they once fine and their quality has changed or have they always displayed bad? If they were fine, try and think of anything different you did to your system about the time they went downhill. Eg. new video or other driver, installed new software, reg hacks, etc.

If you double click on a jpg, what program opens it?

Is that video onboard? If so, like most HP's, make sure you can disable the onboard before you go buy a PCI card? Or does it have an AGP slot?

Ok, that's enough for now...hope this helps.
Bob Bradford
Posted on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 4:46 am:   

Thanks for your help. I am not using AOL and i am familiar with display settings, i have it at 16 bit high color and at 800x600. Video drivers are up to date. JPEGs were fine at one time i think it started when i had a game in the CD drive and i whent online to check email and go to ebay. want to check photo out of a item on ebay and when i looked at photo thats when i noticed the bad looking jpegs. Could not fig out so i did a reinstall and that was no help. The video is onboard and sunday i disabled it and put in a PCI video card but that did not work. I thought it would. When i view jpegs online i am using internet explorer 5. if you having any other ideas please let me know. Thank you!!! and how do i become a member of your forum?? Hope you have a good week... Bob

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