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Need Help Resolving Laggy/Skippy AVI Playback

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Kenjitamura, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. Kenjitamura

    Kenjitamura Thread Starter

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    Before I post the question I will specify what I am using
    Emachines T1100
    20 GB Hard Drive: 8-11 GB available space
    Intel Celeron 1.0 Ghz
    256 mb SDRAM
    Embedded Video
    :):Sob:: this machine tortures me)
    Problems with the machine: Getting on in years and it seems its CPU usage is always fairly high. Recently I have opened it up to blow out dust and also fully replaced the case to one with a 350W PS and better case fan.

    Okay so I am downloading AVI files that contain subtitles (around 180 mb each) and the playback quality on like all of my video players is poor- The problem is that the screen freezes every 6 seconds for a 5 second period but the audio is still going smooth. I've tried Windows Media Player, DivX Player, Real Player, Creative Media Source Player, and Windows Media Player Classic. I know there is no codec problems as I am sure I have all I need. I realize I have a poor computer but It never really had trouble playing any video files before. The worst and only playback problems come from the ones with subtitles. I've tried changing the screen resolution to 800X600, going through the media players tinkering with the preferences, using task manager to stop a few programs, and even turning off firewall and virus protection to lower processes but nothing works. Oh yes also I am fairly sure the files themselves aren't bad as I've played one that didn't work on my computer on my mothers laptop (I can't use that though as for some reason I am only allowed to use this).

    I've got with me a stick of DDR2-667 256 mb (5300) RAM and I ordered a PC Chips AM2 motherboard but It's going to take me a couple weeks to obtain a processor (going 65 nm X2) and I want to resolve this problem ASAP.

    Is there any help you guys can provide or is this a lost cause? Please respond ASAP and any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. linskyjack

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    Avi's can be very demanding on a processor and memory. Where are these files coming from. By the way, your computer is extremely underpowered for streaming uncompressed video.
     
  3. Kenjitamura

    Kenjitamura Thread Starter

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    According to forum rules I can not rightfully say where I get them (please do not think too badly of me) :( . Also I realize my computer sucks but is there nothing I can do?
     
  4. Kenjitamura

    Kenjitamura Thread Starter

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    Sorry to double post but no one has revived this and I had a question relating to this. Would it help/solve the problem if I used a converter like STOIK to compress/convert the AVI files? If so which format should I convert to? STOIK offers DV AVI (PAL), DV AVI (NTSC), DIVX AVI (PAL), DIVX AVI (NTSC), AVI Small (160X120, 15 FPS) AVI med. (320X240, 15 FPS), AVI lrg (640X480, 25 FPS), a large variety of WMV that varies on internet connection types, WMV PAL CBR, WMV PAL VBR, WMV NTSC CBR, and WMV NTSC VBR. So please respond ASAP anyone and once again very sorry for the double post.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Also according to the forum rules, we can't help with illegal movie copies. Since you obviously read the rules, please try to adhere to them. :rolleyes:
     
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