I am a Software Engineer and using a HP ProBook 4540s laptop. I have installed windows 8.1 (64-bit) for myself and all the drivers are up-to-date.
When I play video files (I checked *.mp4 and *.wmv formats) I experience a fade in colors (actually it is like washed colors with extra brightness) which make it really hard to read fonts on the video. If I go to the source (which I have downloaded the video file) and play it online (YouTube or any player integrated with website), there would be issues in color.
It is not an issue with my laptop too. Because when I frag the same video on to the secondary monitor (which is Samsung S22C300 – 22 inches) it also shows faded colors.
Please note that, if I drag and drop the same video file (stored in my computer) to the browser, that plays fine.
I tried different players such as KMPlayer, Media player classic, Windows media player, etc. They all have been infected. I re- installed codec packs either, still no luck.
I have attached two screen shots to see the difference clearly. Please advise me.