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Media Player Classic black screen after screensaver appear



Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find something similar with a quick search at the forum. I have this annoying issue with Media Player Classic Home Cinema version I start playing a video and I can watch it from start to end without any problem. If I pause the video and go away from the computer, the screensaver activates. When I return and move the mouse to exit the screensaver, the Media Player Classic window becomes black and the video resumes playing only audio with a black window. Switching between window and full screen doesn't change anything, the only way to continue watching is to close the file and open it again. The same issue occurs also when loading another application that uses DirectX (eg Nero Video) or another media player. In case that it matters, I have selected Video Mixing Renderer 9 (renderless) as the rendering device, the VMR 9 Mixer Mode checkbox is checked, other boxes are unchecked, surface is set to 3D surfaces (recommended) and Resizer to Bilinear to save resources when watching HD video. Should I change anything to avoid this issue? I would prefer not to change the rendering device.

Any help appreciated, thanks!

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10/11 Pro 64-bit (was Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit)
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    Intel Core i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155
    Asus P8H61 full ATX s1155
    2x Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Hyper X Blu
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GT 620 1GB DDR3 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 19" TV (VGA connection)
    Screen Resolution
    1440X900 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    480GB SSD (one for 10 one for 11), 4GB HDD for data
    Old white case (to hide I actually have a modern PC)
    Intel CPU fan
    OEM PS/2 keyboard (to save USB ports)
    OEM PS/2 mouse (to save USB ports)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50MBps
    Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
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