Why do movies look pixelated on my computer?
Question: I run Windows Vista Ultimate with a Unicore 2.4GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB Graphics Card. I have updated drivers but when I play a movie it looks more pixelated than when I run XP. I know they're good quality because they look better when I run Windows XP. They look a little bit more blocky when I run them on Vista, and my screen res is 1024x768 on both OSes.
Best Answers: Why do movies look pixelated on my computer?
it could be two things either the movies is of bad quality or you computer screens resolution is set low
open internet explorer. Click tools from the menu bar. Select "Internet Options" Now go to "Advanced" tab Scroll down setting below Multimedia. Enable "Smart image dithering" (It smoothens the images). Click Apply and ok. Also try changing your resolution settings to a higher one if you still have the problem.
That's a good word for poor picture, generally full screen will give you bad resolution unless the bit rate is fairly high, but your graphics card could be getting a little worn out.
Whoa Barbara. Blaming the Jews aint a sensible response to anything. Remember the Nazis anyone?. Anyway, back to the question, most mainstream Hollywood fare is screen tested to death. Often they'll shoot multiple endings and go with the most popular one. Sometimes scripts are re-written to add a love interest, make them more optimistic etc. In short, commercial interests clash with artistic integrity which is why often Hollywood films are pap. European films are more personal works of art. Often (although not always) art is based on suffering of some sort so it's understandable that they are more profound and "difficult" viewings. There are exceptions though. A lot of European movies are more fun genre based affairs - eg Taxi, Brotherhood Of The Wolf, Crimson Rivers etc etc. And a heck of a lot of American films are just as deep and meaningful as European films. A lot of them got made in the 70s when cinema attendance fell and some real gems slipped out through the studios - Think "The Converstaion", "Taxi Driver", "The Deer Hunter", "Apocalypse Now". Also check out US Independent films which are usually more about making good films than making money (Of course I'm sure the film-makers are always happy when they get money but just don't feel the need to turn their films into long Coke or Nokia adverts) EG. "Pi", "Requiem For A Dream", "Jesus' Son", "Little Miss Sunshine", "Sex Lies and Videotape" etc etc.
Download a program called GSPOT (no joke) on the PC that it looks best, and open the video file with it. Make a note of what codecs it uses and just download the same codec to the other PC.
Might it have something to do with the fact that the Blockbuster really began around about the mid 70s but was really consolidated in the 80s and modern cinema as we know it was really established in the 80s and so consequently there were alot more frivolous, less serious films that were more geared around making money. Whereas in the 70s there may have been more freedom for filmmakers to be more creative and experimental in a way, because there was less emphasis on making money. But there were still plenty of experimental, unconventional films in the 80s as well.
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