Videos play too dark? How to fix it.

Because of my corrupted display adaptor, I had to reinstall it — defaulting all the settings. All was fine — but I recently discovered videos were too dark!

Well, I knew that videos used overlays to play (which is part of the reason why it’s hard to get a screencap of one — it usually goes black.)

So, just adjust the overlay settings.

How I found the overlay settings (Note: May vary from computer to computer)

1. Either right click on the desktop and click “Properties”, or go to the Control Panel and pick “Display Properties.”

2. Go to the “Settings” tab.

3. Click “Advanced.”

I found my overlay settings easily there — but you may have to do some digging. Also, mine required you play the video before you could adjust it (huh??)

Usually, changing the brightness or contrast is good enough.

Good luck! (And if you have problems — don’t hesitate to email me — I’ll try my best to help).


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