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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#1 9 years ago

Acer 9300 (laptop) Windows XP

I installed XP onto the computer and DVD playback wasn't working. I assumed this was a problem with the Mpeg 2 codec, which IIRC XP doesn't include by default, so I installed the k-lite codec pack and can now play DVDs, the only problem is that it causes the playback of both video and sound to stutter, similarly the mouse cursor only updates intermitently while playing them in some programs. I've also tried the CCCP which yields a similar result only with greater stuttering.

My thoughts are there might be some background process interfeering with the playback and or there's a problem with the codecs. But the codecs have worked find on other machines I've had.

Solutions, comments, pie?




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#2 9 years ago

You could try another software, like media-player classic.

If you think other programs cause trouble just stop all processes that don't sound important in the control panel and look if it works better.




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#3 9 years ago

No joy on either of those fronts unfourtunately.




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#4 9 years ago

Hm. I guess you have tried other DVDs?

You could also test playback of other formats to see if it is only DVDs that cause the trouble (then it is probably really a codec or DVD-drive-related problem). If it is a hardware or resource problem it should affect all sorts of videoplayback or other CPU/RAM-intensive programs.

I remember having the same problem after installing Vista, first no playback, then when I installed some codecs for the mediaplayer it stuttered. So I uninstalled the codecs and installed the media player classic and from then on it worked fine.




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#5 9 years ago

What media player are you using to play the DVDs? I use and highly recommend KMPlayer. It's free, supports all the major codecs, and comes with most of them you need. The only thing I ever install for it is the AC3 filter.

Codec packs are a mixed bag and can cause problems sometimes. Some programs don't work well wiith some of the codecs they install. I find it's always best to find out what plugins your player supports and only install the ones you actually need.