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  • Answered: Why Windows Store media applications fail on some Windows 8 devices?

    Posted on May 10th, 2013 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    If you have purchased your computer with Windows 8 already installed on it and if it is a really new computer (not just a batch with operating system replaced), you may never ask a question like this.

    Problem: Applications those supposed to show video/audio, can’t show video/audio ; It may stay at “buffering” state forever, either internally or exposing this status to user visually too.

    Discovery: I have found this problem, it’s visible reason and it’s visible solution while my application was being released as one of the first Windows 8 applications. I have received numerous messages through the contact form of my application and Windows Store reviews related to this problem. After some investigation i saw similar messages on other media-related applications too and when i tried those applications i saw the same problem really do exist on them too. So it was not a problem caused by my application.

    Reason: You (or manufacturer) have probably installed non-Microsoft made display driver. Eventhough the relation between a display card driver and an audio application may not make sense, relation really goes down to Display driver-Microsoft Media infrastructure level.

    Affected products: Any Windows 8 device with an old display adapter (WDDM 1.x) operating with NON-Microsoft display driver. (certified or not)

    Official solutions: None yet. That may be possible, though it has still not been fixed since the beta versions. I have informed both Microsoft (face-to-face, MSDN forums and email) and display card manufacturers (email, forums): They couldn’t solve this issue or they don’t solve this issue and/or they won’t solve this issue. This issue MAY never be solved as i started to think that this is a low-level decision made by Microsoft. I never received information related to this situation, it may be being kept as a secret because of technical or marketing reasons.

    Solution: Telling you to buy a new computer is not a solution but an alternative. You can fix this problem with only uninstalling your custom display driver. If you have installed many custom-display drivers (certified or not) uninstalling once may not fix the issue as you have to revert your display driver to Microsoft’s default display driver (Windows Display Driver Model 1.x)


  • My “iyi ki dogdun” music video started airing on TV

    Posted on April 8th, 2011 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    The music video “Cicibebe – Iyi Ki Dogdun”, directed by me, today started airing on TV.


    Thank You

    I want to thank especially but not only to Lea Kim (Rainbow Silo), Bora Yeter, Özgür Aydoğdu, 1000 Volt Post Production, Serkan Tavşanoğlu, Erdem, Kıvanç, Engin, Burak, Tolga Nemutlu, Steve Jobs.

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  • First professional Turkish music video shot with iPhone 4

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Some scenes of the new music video for the song “Iyi ki dogdun (Happy Birthday)” from the rock band “Cicibebe” has been shot with iPhone 4. This is probably the first professional Turkish music video featuring scenes recorded by iPhone 4. (Date: 23.01.2010)

    This video can also be watched on:

    Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150102712147410 )

    Youtube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byf60OS9zk0 )

    Also can be watched or downloaded from

    Vimeo ( http://vimeo.com/19741485 )

    Music video can be watched today on internet and soon will also be available on TV!

    Why did i share this?
    – I was the director,..

  • Ruthless Test of an iPhone Application

    Posted on March 3rd, 2010 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Testing is one of the most important part of my projects and in this video i tried to show the last step of my tests and share some of my experiences with you.

    Anyways, you can watch the video to see the test of a mobile application. You can click on the image or follow this link to watch the video: “Bir Uygulamanın Acımasız Testi

  • Acta non Verba

    Posted on August 27th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

    These days i see so many things that i’ve thought  years ago. In this post, you won’t find me supporting my incredible ideas. Every thinking creature in this universe has things in the mind, many of these may be nonsense, but everyone has an idea. You may have found something incredible, but probably someone else had already found it; it may not be existing yet. You may see many people, from your friends, family, tv,.. saying “I’ve thought about it!! I swear! I could do it!”. YES, BUT YOU DIDN’T.

    Çeşme, İzmir - Turkiye

    You have to be aware of the fact: You are not one in a million. ( ok, you are.. according to the point of view ) If you think that you find something (you can be sure that you are not the first one) and if it’s not yet done, do it! Don’t speak and stand still! Nothing is a unique, one-of-it’s-kind idea, but everything is undone.

    • Before facebook was even heard, i’ve made a site that is same ( except application system ) with the facebook and for the same purpose; it was a private site, only for classmates. After a while, after my classmates looses their interest in the site, i’ve stopped doing it, later we saw facebook. This was not a unique idea. Probably many people did similar things.
    • Before youtube was even heard, i’ve made a site that is similar to the youtube. Those days, it was a secret converting videos automatically for a web site. I had stopped doing it (it was working and usable), after i satistfied my desire for making a site/system kike that.
    • I’ve even made a photo sharing site that you can use everything from 1 page without leaving and everything is movable (drag/drop). Those days, these were not that easy. Today you can  put a jquery line to your code and do it in 5 seconds.
    • ….

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  • Flash HD Video Players’ Common Mistake

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 2 comments

    People are using flash’s fullscreen ability in the wrong way; they are not using the advantage of hardware-acceleration enough.

    I have made a flash player (not-hd supported) in 2005 from scratch. It wasn’t using any flash component related to video playback. So it was’t using skins. Starting from those days, nothing really much changed when opening video in fullscreen.

    After sometime, adobe gave us a big update which lets us use h264 codec in flash. Internet connections got faster and faster, h264 hardware acceleration was started to be used in graphics cards and in many different kinds of devices.

    However  we see many blog posts, articles, tutorials about “how to go into fullscreen” or “true fullscreen mode in flash” or smiliar topics..

    Nearly all of them says we have to use the following:

    function toggleFullScreen(){
        } else{
    // OR "stage.displayState = StageDisplayState.FULL_SCREEN;"
    // according to the version you use

    Ok. This is not wrong. Infact, you have to do it. But this is not the right way to do it, i was possibly one of the first ones who asked this to adobe, i got no answer and interestingly nobody said anything about my question. ( it was open to public ) After sometime, i saw that that is what it should be. Now i’ll tell you what i’m talking about:

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  • In the set of Cicibebe Music Clip for “GIDI GIDI”

    Posted on March 26th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Two weeks ago, i was in the set of Cicibebe’s first music clip for the song “GIDI GIDI”.

    “Cicibebe” is an extraordinary music group in Turkiye. Their songs generally can not be compared with any other songs. However their songs arei n Turkish, melody would attract anyone from any country.

    They are getting their first album ready fully in the following months. We may see their clip soon in well-known tv channels  (:

    While i was in the set, i took approximately 800 photos without interrupting the video shoot.

    Here i want to share some of them: