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Join Date: Jul 2009
Choppy, stuttering video playback?
I have an nvidea Geforce 8600GT and a Pentium 4 dual core (2 gigs of RAM) and yet when I play some videos they get choppy and start stuttering. The audio frequently goes out of sync. This generally happens with high resolution videos. I especially have problems when I try to seek with WMV and MP4 files. Sometimes it lags and sometimes it freezes. Pretty sure the main problem is high CPU demand.
I've tried all the usual recommendations. Including VLC. Works OK for most low resolution videos but anything that looks halfway decent pegs my CPU. Doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing or how many programs I'm running. Tried K-lite codec pack. Configuring that thing is a nightmare and I still have the same problems.
Is it just my system? The computer itself is an Emachines T5086. I know that's a low end computer from a few years ago but as far as I know it should be capable of playing these videos.
I've Googled it but it seems like people never just answer the questions and when they do, they often give advice that obviously don't address the question or doesn't work. Their response is usually to download VLC. Which is good in some ways but the interface is a nightmare. I have some VOB files that are interlaced. Sometimes when I turn deinterlacing on for these files, the screen goes black and I only get audio.
I know this is a rambling and vague post but any advice would be appreciated. I really can't afford a new computer so I'm hoping that isn't the problem.