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Dvd Video Playback Problem


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#1 TBaloney1

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:58 AM

Hi everyone.

I was just wondering why my laptop's dvd player has choppy sound. Every few seconds, I hear static. My dvd player has played dvds fine in the past. What can I do to fix this problem?

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:41 AM

Try uninstalling the DVD player software then reinstall. If that doesen't work, come back here with the spec of your laptop and software used to play DVD's & I'll see if I/we can help you further.
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:15 PM

Well, the problem is that the software that I'm using (Cyberlink PowerDVD or Interactual Player) came with the laptop I am currently using as part of the initial software. I could put up the specs, but how exactly do you do that/where do you find them?

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:20 PM

Assuming that you are using WinXP, RIGHT CLICK on MY COMPUTER, then click on PROPERTIES. An information box will appear giving you some minor details about you computer, operating system, how much RAM you have and what processor you are using.

If you can post them that would help. Alternatively remove the software and reinstall.
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 03:39 PM

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Gateway
8510 GZ
Intel ® Pentium ® M
processor 1.73 GHz
794 MHz, 512 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

(Hope this helps)

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:47 PM

Suggestions anyone?

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:42 PM

Hi TBaloney1,

a. Is the problem with one movie/song or all?
b. When did the problem start?
c. Did you install anything before this happened and then you noticed it?

Suggestions:
d. Try VideoLan http://www.videolan.org .. and see if that helps solve the chopping/problems.
e. Try loading different movies/songs and see if that helps.
f. When playing your multimedia, open your Task Manager, then the Processes tab and see if your resources are going upto the 100% or near it. If it is, you need to find the program causing it to go so high.

Post back the answers/results.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:25 AM

To Walkman:

a. The problem is with all dvd movies and audio cds. When I play either, the sound is not smooth, and I can hear static as the disc plays.

b. As far as I know, the problem started a couple of months ago.

c. I can't remember installing anything that caused the problem.

d. I tried VideoLan, but I can't get it to play dvds.

e. The problem seems to occur with any movies or songs. I don't have a problem with multimedia already on my computer (like on iTunes or when I navigate YouTube).

f. I'm a little confused. How do I open the Task Manager?

Thanks for all of your help.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:36 AM

Okay, on letter f, I guess I was just tired...I do know what the Task Manager is, lol.

Anyway, I looked on it, and as I was playing a dvd, the Number under CPU fluctuated from about 11 to 33. Does this mean anything important?

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:59 AM

Do you utilise your5 laptop speakers headphone or seperate speakerset to listen to Music?
What sound card do you have? (MY COMPUTER-RIGHTCLICK-PROPERTIES-HARDWARE HARDWARE CONTROL CONTROL FOR AUDI VIDEO AND GANES) Please list what you see there

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:45 PM

Sorry, it's been a busy month.

I use both my laptop speakers AND my headphones to listen to audio cds and to watch video dvds.

I still have the choppy sound, and do not know how to fix it.

I don't know what sound card I have (I followed the directions provided, but it wasn't displayed).

Any more suggestions?

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:54 AM

Anyone??

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:08 PM

Download these two programs:

EVEREST Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtml
EVEREST Home Edition is a free system diagnostics, system information and benchmarking solution for home PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. If you don't know what type of video card you have, or anyhting else about your computer, then you'll need this.

Eusing Registry Cleaner
http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleane...try_cleaner.htm
Eusing registry cleaner is a fast and FREE, and most importantly, very good at cleaning out bad registry entries. Even if you use other registry cleaners, you should definitely add this one to your list.

After downloading the Everest, start it and get your video card info. After that, use the registry cleaner and clean your registry, reboot, and try your videos again, then post back.

What program(s) are you using to watch your videos, besides VideoLan?




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