Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: choppy dvd playback

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    7

    choppy dvd playback

    Ive tried looking it up on these forums, but i havent seen anyone mention this, so i started a new thread. Im running my carputer on a stripped-down version of windows XP on a EPIA MII 10000 mobo with 512mb RAM. I couldnt get the onboard sound to work, so im useing a cheap USB sound card (audio advantage micro something-or-other). Ive been getting choppy dvd playback with WinDVD 5 and VLC players since the beginning and was hoping to get some suggestions from this forum. Ive already made sure to tweak windows xp as much as possibly to gear it towards performance. Ive also increased the onboard video RAM to 64mb from the stock 32mb.

    Should i jsut give up on windows and try linux? Im a little worried about getting everything to work on linux, but im willing to give it a shot if its the easiest fix.

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate WhoIsThisGuy?'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    152
    Quote Originally Posted by m0ose
    Ive tried looking it up on these forums, but i havent seen anyone mention this, so i started a new thread. Im running my carputer on a stripped-down version of windows XP on a EPIA MII 10000 mobo with 512mb RAM. I couldnt get the onboard sound to work, so im useing a cheap USB sound card (audio advantage micro something-or-other). Ive been getting choppy dvd playback since the beginning and was hoping to get some suggestions from this forum. Ive already made sure to tweak windows xp as much as possibly to gear it towards performance. Ive also increased the onboard video RAM to 64mb from the stock 32mb.

    Should i jsut give up on windows and try linux? Im a little worried about getting everything to work on linux, but im willing to give it a shot if its the easiest fix.
    You don't say what you mean by "stripped down"? Have you done it with nLite? If so try it on the same hardware using a full windows install. Thats your first step then you'll know if its hardware or software related. Could be you've killed something vital in windows - could solve your on-board sound issue too.

    M10K, Lilli 7", 512MB, 80Gb HD, slim CD-RW/DVD Combi, nLite Win XP, CentraFuse.


    Planned for years, built for ages, tested for a while, almost installed, never gonna be perfect...

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    7
    aorry for not being specific. By stripped down, all i mean is that ive taken a full xp install, and unistalled or turned off anything I know i dont need. I was pretty cautious with this, only disabling services and programs that i knew i did not need. Right now im thinking that the onboard ideo might just not be up to it. Its really close, just a little bit of lag now that ive turned up the video memory to 64mb, but still not quite right.

  4. #4
    The Lavender Tie Just
    Made It Obvious
    Rafster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    3,084
    Try PowerDVD. PM or IM me for help.

    You can find my instant messenger screennames in my profile.

    Peace,

    Rafster

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate fonseca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    323
    The obvious thing is to make sure all your drivers are up to date. The fact that onboard sound doesn't work suggests you never properly installed drivers. Head to viaarena.com and get the latest drivers for each chipset. The viaembedded.com drivers are out of date. Make sure your BIOS is current and your VGA driver is the appropriate match.

    USB soundcards are a huge drain on the M series processors. But there are plenty of people here running one with no issues. Try PowerDVD or Media Player Classic. Make sure your BIOS settings are correct.

    Windows isn't the problem.
    In progress: M10000; Travla c134; Xenarc 700TSV; Hitachi 80GB 2.5"; 256MB ULP; M2-ATX; ITPS; Powermate; iKEY SL-88 KB; Holux GM-210; Audiobahn ADD51T w/ COAX/optical converter; Road Runner; iGuidance 2.1

  6. #6
    Maximum Bitrate buurin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    463
    If my onboard sound didnt work I would fix it, not buy another soundcard.

    I think you should look more into why that sound didnt work.
    B Smoov
    Project Status: 90% Complete

    Next Step: TIVO for Radio

    Ampie Case :: MII10000 Mobo :: M1-ATX PSU :: 512MB RAM :: 2.5" HD, 60GB, 5400rpm, 16MB Buffer :: DWW-700H :: Centrafuse

Similar Threads

  1. DVD mp3 playback crackling
    By barney0001 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-22-2006, 09:03 PM
  2. DVD Playback Assist
    By toolmantim in forum Newbie
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-21-2005, 08:44 PM
  3. Windows Media Player DVD Playback Problem
    By crsseyednsmilin in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-12-2005, 09:31 PM
  4. DVD_ dvd playback is choppy
    By Squid in forum FP Bug Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-01-2004, 11:29 PM
  5. fast DVD playback software
    By robr in forum Software & Software Development
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-30-2004, 01:16 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •