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08 August 2005, 03:23 PM

I have very sloppy playback when playing a dvd on my computer (both with normal dvd's and also ripped files on my hard disk), like my computer is not fast enough for dvd playback. It's driving me nuts, I've tried a lot of things. I'm not sure whether it's a software problem since I only got Power DVD to test it. Messing around with my computer while playing affects quality too.

- radeon 9200SE 128MB (catalyst 5.7)
- AMD Athlon 2500+
- 512 MB Ram
- NEC 3520A (but that shouldn't matter)

- windows XP SP2
- Power DVD 6

[edit] I just noticed that I can play dvd's with Media Player as well! And guess what it plays just fine! Any clues?

any suggestion would be great.

08 August 2005, 07:32 PM
Do you have hardware acceleration enabled in your ATI Control Panel as well as in PowerDVD?

08 August 2005, 07:34 PM
Also try looking in task manager in windows and check performance. If you are pegged at 100% CPU and a huge pagefile, your DVD playback is going to suck.

And Windows tends to get weighed down fairly easily.

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