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Old 07-14-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
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mpg movies freeze when played from the CD-ROM

I have this weird problem with mpg clips. when they are on the hard drive they play fine, but if i try to play them from a CD the movies freeze and drag. the software doesnt matter i have tried both XINE and Totem player. Strangly, this only hapens with mpgs avis play fine off a CDROM.
any ideas or suggestions? I am using Mandrake 9.2
Old 07-14-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Most likely do to slow CDROM access times... CD's are much slower the HD's of course. You may want to play with the cache settings on your specific player to eliminate the access problem...

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I'm sorry but I REALLY DO NOT think so. Windoze[TM] doesnt have that problem - it plays MPGs fine from the same CD-ROM. And as I said, XINE has no problem with AVIs, just MPGs.
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And (most) AVIs are significantly more compressed than MPEGs. Does this occur with all players?
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You should really listen to what he's saying before you dismiss it. The cache idea is actually a very good one. You might have it set up so that the player has a very tiny cache on your hard drive so that it can't read ahead into the CD. Think like anti skip protection on CD players, reading ahead saves from a lot of skips and freezes and such. Windows most likely has better settings because be default, Windows tends to have good multimedia settings. Linux multimedia settings tend to suck big time. (Digital Extraction = off, weird ripping settings, stupid music library settings, etc.)


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