This knowledge base article outlines how to change the Video Mixing Render (VMR) settings for ClickView Player.
The Video Mixing Render filter is vital for all video playback in ClickView Player. It is set by default when you install the player on a Windows PC but on occasions you may need to change the VMR settings for another purpose.
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What is the Video Mixing Renderer
The Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) is a filter employed by Windows from XP onward. It was created to enable enhanced video playback (including full screen playback). There are 3 settings to VMR 7, 9, & 10.
- Windows XP can use VMR 7 & 9
- Windows Vista can use VMR 9 & 7
- Windows 7 can use VMR 10 & 9
- Windows 8 and 8.1 can use VMR 10 & 9
Note: ClickView Player is not supported on Windows 10.
Changing the VMR Settings
Depending upon the operating system, ClickView Player defaults the VMR settings to particular settings (i.e. Windows XP default is 9, whilst other operating systems default at 10). To change the VMR settings:
1. Open the registry editor.
- Windows 7: Click Start, then Run and type in regedit. Click run.
- Windows 8 / 10: Click Start, type regedit. Within the search results, click on regedit.exe.
2. Navigate to:
- 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> ClickView -> ClickView
- 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Wow6432Node -> ClickView -> ClickView
3. Double-click on the title VMR.
4. An Edit String popup box will appear. Change the value from 10 to 7.
5. The setting will now be reflected in the registry.
6. Open ClickView Player and play a video to determine if this changed has the desired playback. If not, revert to the default settings to ensure that there are no other issues that arise from modifying the registry.