freezing and stuttering in avi

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by glen, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. glen

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    Ok, hooked up the laptop to the TV with HDMI cable.
    AVI file
    DiVX Plus Player 8.1.2
    Dell Studio 1550 LapTop
    Every 8 mins or so, the whole thing freezes up, or stutters
     
  2. sdifox

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    does it stutter if you just play it on the laptop?
     
  3. glen

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    I watched on lastnight on the laptop and it also seemed to repeat the problem.
     
  4. alcoholbob

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    What about trying another media player?
     
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    try a different player?
     
  6. glen

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    What is a good player?
    Is there a FUBAR for videos?
     
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    problem you have is the video card sucketh and you have to rely on cpu.
     
  8. Soccerman06

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    Try VLC, its free and is capable.
     
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    also try setting your power settings to "balanced" or "high performance" in case it is currently set to "power saver"
     
  10. glen

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    Thank you.
    Aside from it installing a yahoo toolbar, it was perfect.
    It worked, and there are no more stutters.
     
  11. Matt1970

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    Always do custom installs and watch each screen. Toolbars are evil.
     
  12. sdifox

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    uninstall it asap.
     
  13. glen

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    Oh noes?
    Uninstall the app or just the add-ons?

    Anyway, the freezing came back.
    Is the only solution a new and faster laptop?
     
  14. glen

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    The DivX player has some sort of option to output to Blu-Ray player?
    Would that help? I was wondering if maybe that streamed the data out and the Blu-Ray converted it to video rather than the crappy laptop.
     
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    the toobar.


    quick question, were you playing off the battery? some laptop cut your computer's performance when you are on battery.
     
  16. glen

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    Not off batter
     
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    Is it possible to convert the files into a larger file with less decoding to do that would play without stopping? Right now it stops every 7 mins with some regularity.
     
  18. glen

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    are there any uncompressed formats?
     
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    #19 sdifox, May 21, 2011
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    720p MKV is the file type

    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6500
    Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (Build 7600)

    CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 2 Cores - 2 Threads
    CPU PSN : Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz
    CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1), EM64T
    CPUID : 6.7.A / Extended : 6.17
    CPU Cache : L1 : 2 x 32 / 2 x 32 KB - L2 : 2048 KB
    Core : Penryn (45 nm) / Stepping : R0

    Freq : 1196.55 MHz (199.42 * 6)

    MB Brand : Dell
    MB Model : 0D176M
    NB : Intel GM45/GM47 rev 07
    SB : Intel 82801IM (ICH9-M) rev 03


    GPU Type : Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    DirectX Version : 11.0


    RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
    RAM Speed : 398.8 MHz (1:2) @ 6-6-6-18
    Slot 1 : 2048MB (6400)
    Slot 1 Manufacturer : Hyundai Electronics
    Slot 2 : 2048MB (6400)
    Slot 2 Manufacturer : Hyundai Electronics
     
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    There is no reason whatsoever why your 720p video should stutter at all from that hardware. Have you tried updating the video driver? All MKVs do this or just one file?

    You can also try http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

    uninstall divx player.

    also, did you try just windows media player?
     
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  22. Smoove910

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    The KM Player always worked well for me. Sounds like something else is stealing your bandwidth. Whether it would be your anti virus software, firewall software, etc. I'd open up the Task Manager and watch to see what is stealing your bandwidth in the 'processes' or 'performance' tab. Should at least get you in the ballpark of what's going on.
     
  23. glen

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    Great news!
    I think they are updated.
    I just installed the VLC and I just updated the DivX
    All my files do this.

    Do you mean ask the question there?

    Will that allow the VLC player to run better?
    No. I shall try that now.
     
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    I meant try the mpc-ht player.
     
  25. ericlp

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    In VLC

    Do this..

    Go to Tools -> Preference then click on input & codecs ...

    Make sure there is a check box on the GPU acceleration ...

    Restart VLC ---

    Enjoy the show!