Extreme video playback choppyness with HVAC software
me again, with a hopefully less stupid question/problem than last time. (if youre confused, dont worry, i know how to use DLLs now!)
Heh, anyways, backstory:
my HVAC software, written in C# .Net 2 (beta). For my stepper motor controls i have a parallel port controller, which came with this DLL to make direct parrallel port access a snap. It all works fine and good UNTIL im playing a video. (not DVD, havent even tested that). But in the frontends ive tested (frodo, centrafuse, RR), video lags like hell whenenver I move the motors.
I tested it with winamp running the video instead, and its perfectly fine, not laggy or choppy.
So i figure ill test Windows media player, (had the inkling it was media player, since im pretty sure all the front ends use it for thier video playing), open the video and test: bam, lag.
I only had 6.4 so i figured id check out, maybe 9 would work better. alas, not true.
So, two questions, I guess:
Why does it work great with winamp playing video?
Is there some setting i can change in windows media player to make it act more like winamp?
Id really like to use *some* front end for video along with music, but i really cant have laggy video.
thanks for any ideas or input you might have!