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« on: November 17, 2003, 01:25:38 PM »

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Operating System Version: Microsoft XP Professional

Hi all,

I'm hoping you can help me with this problem: playback of any video type results in stuttered video and audio after approximately 2-5 minutes of playback.  This occurs whether it is a DVD being played through PowerDVD or an .avi or .mpeg file being played through Windows Media Player off of the hard drive.  The stuttering continues until the mouse is moved.  Then, the stuttering stops and video plays normally for another 2-5 minutes before stuttering starts again.  The DVD drive seems to function without problems when used as a CD-ROM drive or in conjunction with the the second CD-ROM / CD-R drive.

So far I have attempted the following:

1.  Reinstallation of the drivers for the Liteon CD-ROM / DVD drive
2.  Dusting of the Liteon CD-ROM / DVD drive (I originally thought it might be a hair or something)
3.  Reinstallation of the drivers for the Nvidea GeForce4 MX 440 card
4.  Numerous virus, trojan and worm scans
5.  System defrag
6.  Reinstallation and upgrade of both PowerDVD and Windows Media Player

My next step will probably be to move the contents of my c: drive over to my e: drive and do a full reinstall of Windows XP Professional.  

If anyone has any insight into what could be causing this problem, please let me know.  You can reply to the post here or e-mail me at deadgecko@hotmail.com.  I'm ready to start pulling out my hair, so even the smallest suggestion would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Ali

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2003, 05:43:16 PM »

Hi,

Could the system be trying to go into power saving mode? Try to disable power saving.
Maybe also the screen saver is trying to kick in. If using Mcafee Antivirus, disable the option to scan in screen saver mode.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2003, 05:11:15 PM »

Hi,

Your problem is that you have not configured your HD for Direct Memory Access. Power DVD has a utility with the program to set up DMA for your CD and HD drives. It is so simple you will kick yourself.

Under the Power DVD menu in the START button you will find the "System Diagnostic" run it and select the drives that you need DMA; select all.

Problems solved....... Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2003, 01:29:06 PM »

Thank you all for your valuable advice.  Actually someone on a different board suggested it might be a bad codec, after I attempted to shut off the powersave and screensaver functions.  Turns out they were right.  After removing all of my codecs and reinstalling only the most legitimate ones the problem was solved.  In the end I'm surprised I failed to see the correlation...

Cheers!

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2003, 06:06:16 PM »

That's great! Glad you got it working! Grin

Thank you for updating your thread with your solution! I am sure this information will help someone else one day!
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