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Choppy Playback

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by eonblue, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. eonblue

    eonblue Member

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    I recently bought a new computer and started to play divx/xvid/mpeg files and they were choppy and distorted. I tried a bunch of things and thought it may be the codecs but the codecs are fine. After trying a million things and losing it, I decided to turn down the hardware acceleration in the display settings. That worked and I can see the videos without distortion, but they look like crap without the hardware acceleration (So Bad that I'd rather not watch the movies that way). So I had to put the hardware acceleration back up. I downloaded Virtual Dub and loaded the videos in (with hardware acceleration FULL) and the videos looked fine within Virtual Dub, however, when I try to play them on Windows Media Player or the DIVX 5.02 Player or BSPlayer they have this distortion to them. Has anyone had this problem, does anyone know how to fix it? Note: I have a Pentium 2.8GHz, Raedon 9500 PRO, Sound Blaster Audigy 2, and a Planar Monitor. I'm sure all the drivers are in correctly because I did the Microsoft DX diagnostics test and every test passed (Direct Draw, Direct X, and Direct Sound). Any help is appreciated. I did the print screen thing and it is choppy in MS Paint. I'm not sure what that means. I guess it's an overlay issue, but how do I fix that? I am running Windows XP Pro, and all files not just XVID play back choppy.

    -eon
     
  2. powerdup

    powerdup Regular member

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    Did these movies play choppy and distorted on your last computer?
     
  3. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    What are you playing them in? I recommend WinDVD!
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm thinking video card drivers, RAM/Pagefile or background ops.
     
  5. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    More than likely, u know the way drivers provided by microsoft when u install windows are a pile of shit anyway!
     
  6. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    ATi's drivers havnt quite had the reputation either hehe
     
  7. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    tehehe very funny but seriously, when u play games with the drivers provided with Microsoft stuff, also another stupid addition is NTFS! Faster my ass!!
     
  8. alphasux

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    Actually, it's a problem with Microsoft's Mplayer (media player). Most DVD players will play the files flawlessly. (Sidenote: Divx "Playa" couldn't even play the file).

    I tested and reproduced the same symptoms with Mplayer and was able to resolve them with intermedia windvd as well as cyberdvd.

    Oddly this only happens with xvid files.
     
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    I find NTFS a lot better than the Fat32 systems used
     
  10. mystiqu

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    I have the same problem, but ONLY with some Xvid files. It doesn´t matter if I use Windows Media Player, WinDVD or Cyberlink PowerDVD.

    I have the xvid codec released 30 March 2003

    Does anyone know what might be the problem?

    //Mike
     
  11. IMRANmel

    IMRANmel Regular member

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    well try using the divx player to play the xvid files
    i mean its worth a shot
    divx did create xvid
     
  12. mystiqu

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    With the divx player, the playback is not only choppy, it´s upside down too.

     
  13. mystiqu

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    Okay, I read this on divx.com FAQ page:

    "This may occur on certain computers with certain video configurations and high screen resolutions. You can fix it by lowering your screen resolution, exiting and restarting the Player and restarting playback."

    It didn´t work for me, but it might help someone else with the same problem.
     
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    Try ghosting with NTFS ;-)
     
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    Ahh are you using Norton Ghost Dela?? I can image and restore my NTFS WinXp partition fine with Drive Image 2002 from PowerQuest :)
     
  17. Dela

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    Yep norton ghost is what i used, 23gb in 8 hours! :S ouch!
     
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    Thnx foir sharing that!
     
  20. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    EEEEEEEEK! 8 Hour Ghost! Eeeeeeeek! Don't ever take me more than 10 minutes or so to make a backup! I dont figure I have an ultra fancy tripped out harddrive config either! (btw I'm also using High Compression)
     

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