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    posted 07-25-2001 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for shechemworks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    The first thing I would look at is to see how clean your system is running.. ..you can do this with the 'alt/ctrl/del' system task manager.. ..goto the applications window and see just how many are running.. ..it is VERY common to find a ton of unnecessary applications running in the background of your system.. ..some of these apps can severly hamper your system from running smoothly, and DVD playback is a great way to show that. There are only 5 or so essential applications the rest can be closed. I don't have a list of them here but trial and error will let you know which are essential and most are easly identifiable as not. These apps can be perminently removed from auto start by running msconfig.exe from the run menu and unchecking them from the startup list. I recommend playing with this stuff until you have a smooth and streamlined system running. With not more than 6 or so apps running after startup. I think you will find that not only DVD will run smoother but everything else will too. If that doesn't work than you may have a dirty or dammaged DVD drive that is prone to skipping. I myself prefer hardware decoding and have the real magic hollywood plus card, and am very satisfied with it. But you shouldn't need hardware decoding if all is running correctly on your system.

    I'm not sure about harddrive playback of a ripped film.

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    posted 07-25-2001 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for shechemworks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    The first thing I would look at is to see how clean your system is running.. ..you can do this with the 'alt/ctrl/del' system task manager.. ..goto the applications window and see just how many are running.. ..it is VERY common to find a ton of unnecessary applications running in the background of your system.. ..some of these apps can severly hamper your system from running smoothly, and DVD playback is a great way to show that. There are only 5 or so essential applications the rest can be closed. I don't have a list of them here but trial and error will let you know which are essential and most are easly identifiable as not. These apps can be perminently removed from auto start by running msconfig.exe from the run menu and unchecking them from the startup list. I recommend playing with this stuff until you have a smooth and streamlined system running. With not more than 6 or so apps running after startup. I think you will find that not only DVD will run smoother but everything else will too. If that doesn't work than you may have a dirty or dammaged DVD drive that is prone to skipping. I myself prefer hardware decoding and have the real magic hollywood plus card, and am very satisfied with it. But you shouldn't need hardware decoding if all is running correctly on your system.

    I'm not sure about harddrive playback of a ripped film.

    [This message has been edited by nthooze (edited 08-07-2001).]

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