Topic Title: Legacy Catalyst 12.6 breaks Metro Windows 8 x86-64 video display
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 11/08/2012 01:54 PM
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Hi, I was hoping to use the legacy drivers to enable crossfire use between my on board HD4250 card and discreet HD3450, but unfortunately the driver prevents the Video Metro App from working. HTML5 video in IE10 is also affected.Steps to reproduce:Start with a fresh installOpen Metro "Videos" AppSearch for Promethius 10 minute preview, stream/download and watchResult: It works as expected.Install Legacy Catalyst 12.6 drivers and rebootOpen the Metro Video app and try to watch the video againResult: A black creen with spinning beads and the text "Starting..." - no video ever startsUninstall Legacy Catalyst 12.6 drivers and rebootOpen the Metro Video app and try to watch the video againResult: Works as expected.Alternative test. Check http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody/test.html in Metro IE10 with and without Catalyst 12.6 installed. Without it Big Buck Bunny H264 plays, with the catalyst drivers installed no video plays.H264 video in Desktop mode with Windows Media Player seems unaffected.
 11/08/2012 01:56 PM
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Hi...you need to supply some basic information about your computer before anyone can try to be of assistance.

Please supply the following:

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2. Operating system
3. Processor
4. Power supply (make and model)
5. System RAM (amount)
6. If this is a laptop furnish make and model


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 11/08/2012 02:28 PM
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Apologies for the wall of text, it looks like my formatting got eaten, I'll try again using your suggested formatting.

Graphics Card
Asus M4A88T-V evo/usb3 on board Radeon HD4250

Sapphire Radeon HD3450



AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Start with a fresh install, with Microsoft WDDM v1.1 drivers
Have ready the Legacy Catalys 12.6 drivers 


Operating System
Windows 8 Pro x86-64

Issue Details
Steps to reproduce:

Metro Video App breakage:

Start with a fresh install

Open Metro "Videos" App

Search for Promethius 10 minute preview, stream/download and watch

Result: It works as expected.

 

Install Legacy Catalyst 12.6 drivers and reboot

Open the Metro Video app and try to watch the video again

Result: A black creen with spinning beads and the text "Starting..." - no video ever starts

 

Uninstall Legacy Catalyst 12.6 drivers (reverting to Microsoft drivers) and reboot

Open the Metro Video app and try to watch the video again

Result: Works as expected.

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HTML5 Video test.

Start with a fresh install

Open Metro IE10

Check http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody/test.html , click the play button and watch Big Buck Bunny H264

Install Legacy Catalys 12.6 drivers and reboot

Revisit http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody/test.html in Metro IE10 and click play

Result: Big Buck Bunny does not play.

Uninstall Catalyst drivers, reverting to Microsoft supplied drivers and reboot.

Revisit http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody/test.html in Metro IE10 and click play

Result: Big Buck Bunny plays.

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Note that Desktop mode video (Windows Media Player) seems to be unaffected.

Motherboard or System Make & Model
Asus M4A88T-V evo/usb3

Power Supply

500W ATX Sumvision Power X KY300ATX

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Samsung Syncmaster 223BW (connected to HD3450 via DVI)

Phillips 150S (conencted to HD3450 via VGA)

Applications and Games

(Metro) Video

(Metro) IE10

CPU Details
AMD Athlon II X3 450

Motherboard BIOS Version
Asus M4A88T-V evo/usb3

Bios rev: 0307

System Memory Type & Amount
4GB

Additional Hardware
1x Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 67xx TV Capture card (PCI)

1x Linksys Wireless-G adapter (PCI)

Additional Details
Tested with a fresh install

 11/08/2012 04:25 PM
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Based off of what is stated below, This will not be supported in Win8 for legacy hardware.

Please see below for more information:

**STICKY** | AMD Catalyst Driver for the Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000

This AMD CatalystTM driver version features Windows® 8 support for the AMD RadeonTM HD 4000, HD 3000 and HD 2000 series. Please note that the driver is not Microsoft® logo certified and only supports WDDM 1.1 driver level features.

 



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 11/08/2012 04:33 PM
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The WDDM 1.1 driver level limitation is not relevant to this issue. The stock Microsoft supplied are also limited to WDDM 1.1 features and function correctly.
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