Windows Media Player Unable to Adjust Brightness

Written by greg lindberg
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When you are watching videos with the Windows Media Player program you can adjust the settings of the video so that it appears on the screen the way you want it to. The video settings include contrast, hue and brightness options that you adjust using a slider tool. If the brightness doesn't work well when adjusting the slider tool, then you may have problems with the video acceleration feature. You also may need to reset the settings so that you can use the brightness slider to meet your preferences.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open the Windows Media Player application on your computer and then click on the "Tools" option from the top toolbar menu.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Options" button and then click on the "Performance" tab from the Options dialogue box that appears.

  3. 3

    Click and drag the slider in the "Video acceleration" section to the "None" field. Click on the "Now Playing" option.

  4. 4

    Click on the "View" menu option and then move your cursor over the "Enhancements" option. Click on the "Video Settings" option.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Reset" option above the slider controls. Adjust the brightness to your liking again and then click on the "Save" button to save your settings.

Tips and warnings

  • If you still experience issues with the brightness levels, you should try to manually adjust the brightness on your computer monitor.

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