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For some reason every time I try to run a video of sorts (flash, avi, etc) it'll freeze once I launch SC4. The video (in full or windowed) will freeze while gadgets on that screen continue to run. Anyone know a fix for this? SC4 is the perfect game to play while watching something else.

EDIT:
Video players tried:
Chrome (flash: youtube, hulu) - Hulu WORKS.. when not fullscreen.rolleyes.gif
MPC (works)
VLC (nope)

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Edited by BlackVenom - 4/24/12 at 11:51pm
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Have you tried another video player?
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Its a gamble, just alt tab, tab in, alt tab, tab in, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.

I use MPC now but I know that it should work permanently if it was HW accelerated. Like opengl or something but then you get artifacts in the video, like odd lines or blockyness.
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VLC doesn't work in full or windowed mode.
Chrome (flash) works in windowed mode.
I need to retry MPC.
EDIT: Works in MPC (DVD)

Anyone know why it does this?
Edited by BlackVenom - 4/24/12 at 11:50pm
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