Hotfix for Windows Media Player 12 'video flickers' issue in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

You have a computer, running a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You configure Windows Media Player 12 to display subtitles when you play an DVD. However, the video image flickers every time that a new line of subtitle is displayed. With the issue already identified, the software giant already has a fix available […]

You have a computer, running a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You configure Windows Media Player 12 to display subtitles when you play an DVD. However, the video image flickers every time that a new line of subtitle is displayed. With the issue already identified, the software giant already has a fix available for customers affected by this specific problem. “This problem occurs because of an issue in the way that the Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) handles subtitle notifications,” Microsoft writes in KB975806. “A supported hotfix is available, however, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article.”