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DVD Playback stutters

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by yitzle, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. yitzle

    yitzle Thread Starter

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    I've got a laptop with 130MB RAM
    DVD PLayback with VLC Portable is choppy.
    I suspect its because of the RAM shortage.
    Windows 2k runs with AVG at 110MB RAM and VLC consumes an additional 40 MB and I guess the swapping is what makes it choppy.
    If my guess likely right? Should Win2k be using 110MB (its a clean install)? Is there a DVD/Media player that consumes less RAM?
    Thanks.
     
  2. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

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    You need more RAM.
     
  3. yitzle

    yitzle Thread Starter

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    I know.
    I'm talking about alternative solutions, though.
    And running Linux isn't a workable alternative either.
     
  4. MysticEyes

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    I realize that, but 130MB RAM just ain't going to cut it... period.
     
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    Of course, you could check for other issues, like if the DVD player is running in PIO mode. Check the ATA/ATAPI Controllers in Device Manager for the channel in question.
     
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