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Old 11-27-2003, 08:17 AM   #1
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Choppy DVD & movies playback

Hi folks,

when i play movies and DVDs the playback is choppy. it doesn't matter if i use Mplayer or XINE. the result is the same. so i guess is not the player, it is something else. that's the first time i have problem like this. so maybe i deleted a program or library or who knows what. so any help would be appreciated.

thanks a lot, the Shemeta.
Old 11-27-2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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check out my posts in these threads :
first one
second one
this is usually the resolution for the choppy playback.
Old 11-28-2003, 02:11 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply. i did what you told me, but i still have the problem. i forgot to say that it happens when i play files from my hard drive.
Old 02-17-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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dunno if this post will be helpful after so long, but perhaps for some of those people searching the forums for answers...

i did not follow up DrOzz's suggestions, but in case he did not say this:

you might want to try checking your Video driver. My playback was terrible, even with all of the DMA stuff and process priorities ok, until I realized my video driver was set to VESA. Once i set it to the correct driver, i got beautiful playback


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