DVD Playback Slooooow...

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deajshin

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> I have Windows XP Media Center Ed with all recommended updates. Recently I
> have noticed an issue when playing DVDs, the video and audio plays really
> slowly. This happens in Media Center, Windows Media Player and WinDVD. I have
> tried different DVDs and have the same problem with all, however playing
> video or music files from the hard drive is not a problem... just the DVDs!
>
> Any help would really be appreciated... I have tried the following:
>
> Changed video settings from 32 bit to 16 bit
> Made sure hardware acceleration is on
> Made sure write combining is on
> Reinstalled dvd drive
> Can't think of anything else...
>
> Thanks
> Jane

Hi there,

I'm experiencing the exact same problem as this person above... anyone
know what's causing this problem and how to fix it? I know for a fact
that it's strictly a software/driver issue and not related in any way
to hardware. I happened to purchase 2 identical HP PCs and intially
both were fine and then after about a week one of them began to
exhibit this DVD playback problem. I swapped the hard drives and the
problem followed with the hard drive over to the "good" PC and the
problem was gone from the "bad" PC. My fear is that eventually this
same problem will surface on the "good" hard drive... BTW, neither PC
is connected to the Internet (by design, since I'm using them as stand
alone workstations).

Thanks in advance,
Dave
 
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Check in Device Manager, under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, make sure the Primary and Secondary Channels are both set to use Ultra DMA and not PIO.
 
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