Help! Mpg/Avi problem overpseed prob

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Omniwing

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I've had this problem for quite a while. I've tried reinstalling windows (2kpro) and even reformatting, to no avail. Whenever I play mpgs, they play faster than they should; ie, the framrate should be 29.4, it plays at 32 or so. Since this happens, the sound is choppy and tries to keep up, and the video is kinda jumpy, etc. This happens with AVIs too, just not as badly. If I turn off HARDWARE ACCELERATION under my Gforce2 setting tab, the video qualitity goes to crap, it looks like 256 colors, but the problem goes away. I can remember a time on this computer where i had the best of both worlds. I have the latest drivers for my Gforce and sound card (soundblaster 128pci) (gforce2mmx/mmx400 PCI), the lastest windows updates, the latest windows media player. It just seems windows needs a frame rate limiter or something. Please, can anyone help me out with this one? I'm not sure if this has anythign to do with it, but my DVDs play quite choppilly/sound is choppy, too.

thanks.
-EvanT
 

Omniwing

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Argh...I've been fighting this problem for a few more days now and it is really frustrating. . . nothing I do helps. I can't watch mpgs/avis!
*sigh*
it feels better, just to vent :p
 
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Has it ever worked with W2K? Or was it with Windows 98 or ME. Because of W2k task switching it take special drivers for video and audio to work correctly. If you had W2K work before what updates and additional applications have you added? They may have may have replaced a needed file. Also are you using hardware or software decoding? Please answer each question so we can help.
 

Omniwing

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Yes, this has happend under win98 if i remember correctly. Here is some strange news I have discoverd:

when i go under 'settings' under my 'view' tab, during an AVI, it says i'm using an mpeg-layer 3 decoder....strange...and also
when i play a DVD using winpowerdvd4.0 xp, The video plays fine, but the sound is choppy just like an mpg sound or avi sound....and the video might be playing a bit too fast, I can't really tell, it seems to be ok. . . But if i had to take a guess, thats what it would be . . . strange, eh? I'm not sure if I'm using software or hardware decoding. Hope this helps?

-EvanT
 
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Have you installed Detonator 3 Version 12.41?

When installed it sometimes necessary to boot into safe mode and uninstall old drivers through add/remove programs in order for new drivers to work properly.

If not here's a link for it: http://www.visiontek.com/support/tools.html

Here's a link to their tech support: http://www.visiontek.com/support/graphsup.html

I think you also need one of these drivers:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/mx.htm


As for the Sound Blaster 128 PCI verify you have downloaded and installed these drivers:
http://www.soundblaster.com/drivers...in2k&prod=sbpci128&Select=Get+Files&x=14&y=14
 
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