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DVD Playback Slow/Choppy with Echo/Reverb

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by MrSiborg, Jan 7, 2010.

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  1. MrSiborg

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    For several months now I've been trying to get to the bottom of a problem I have with DVD playback from movies (legally purchased DVD's). It seems to be a little slow and the audio has a lot of reverb and echo and it crackles a lot. The light on the DVD drive goes on and off every .5 of a second and when the light is on that's when it stutters and I hear the reverb and crackles. First my specs..

    WindowsXP SP3
    Intel 2.13Ghz dual core
    4GB Ram
    Radeon HD4870 1GB
    SB Audigy2
    Motherboard: Eveshamvale 965X7AA FAB1.0

    A few weeks after the problem first came up my HDD died and I bought a new one and installed XP sp3 on it, then I discovered the problem still persisted. I bought a new DVD writer and installed that but the problem was still there. I even replaced the IDE cable thinking it was broken but it still had problems.

    I've followed and tried numerous fixes on various forums and help groups all to no avail. Editing the registry (upper and lower filters), removing the drive from the OS and rebooting, removing the IDE controllers and rebooting, checking for DMA (is set to Ultra DMA Mode 5) , jumper pins on the drive, different codec packs, different media. The GFX card is only recently been added in place of an Nvidia card and works perfectly so that can not be the problem, I switched the power cables around thinking it was a power problem but no. Removed the sound card and used the onboard sound still nothing changed.

    I downloaded a program called SIW to check over my computer information for faults/errors but it didn't reveal anything useful.

    So all I'm left with is maybe a problem with the motherboard or maybe an incorrect setting in the BIOS but this is where my knowledge is very limited and I have no clue what to check for next.

    If anyone has experienced this before I'd love to hear from you as it's driving me crazy or if there's any more info you need I'd be only too happy to provide it. Thanks in advance.
     
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    start task manager when playing and see if cpu usage is high?
    not likely but: try playing dvds with a different media player? might want to try VLC
     
  3. MrSiborg

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    Thanks for the reply ohheck, I've tried VLC player and I get video but no audio. Other players have different outcomes, some have audio but no video and some have the usual choppiness :(
     
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