ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 Series (256mb) Problem

By Mattie673
Nov 22, 2007
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  1. Mattie673

    Mattie673 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Oh sorry. Do you have any suggestions of where to get a DVD decoder?

    Edit: ^^^ that doesn't matter anymore. I've manager to find one and my DVD's now play! Thanks alot! I might try installing some ATI software again.

    THANK YOU :)
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    It depends here is what microsoft says about the issue

    f you are running the Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, or Windows XP operating system on your computer, you might need to install a compatible DVD decoder (also known as a MPEG-2 decoder) before continuing with the following activities.

    *
    Playing a DVD
    *
    Playing a recorded TV show
    *
    Playing video files that were encoded with the MPEG-2 codec (.mpeg, .mpg, and some .avi files)

    To purchase a compatible DVD decoder, visit Plug-ins for Windows Media Player.

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    Edit: I would re-install the ATI software for sure. Then if you still have probs with the games let me know I am pretty good at ATI problem shooting
  3. Mattie673

    Mattie673 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I've managed to get the DVDs working but the quality of them is rather bad :/ and they are proper DVDs. Any suggestions? Or will I have to live with bad quality?

    Thanks, Mattie.

    Edit: I've been told CinePlayer is the best quality dvd decoder but you have to pay for it :/
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Check your resolution and settings for your display (catalyst control center/video)

    Did you reinstall the drivers for you video card?

    and how are you connecting your graphics card to your monitor - DVI wire may increase quality over a VGA cable.

    Edit: I have heard cyberlink, roxio, and cineplayer - you can get about anything for free from the right places though I don't know anything about that ;)
  5. Mattie673

    Mattie673 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Yeah I reinstalled my drivers and I've tweaked everything to highest quality but there is an improvement but not by much. Maybe I haven't tweaked it well. Do you know the best settings?

    Hehe! I'll have a look around.
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    go into the catalyst control center under video uncheck the box and slide the bar all the way to the right.

    the other thing is what is the optimal settings for you monitor. For example my monitor wants 1440X900 - 60Hz
  7. Mattie673

    Mattie673 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I've done that. My monitor has 1680x1050 - 60 Hz :)

    Have you ever used FFDShow? Because I need to know some good settings for that.

    Thanks, Mattie.
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I have played with it yes. First of all, you can go under the codecs tab and set all of the codecs you want it to decode. Go under postprocessing tab and increase the slider if your movie seems blocky. You can also play with the misc. tab but it depends on what you are trying to do.
  9. Mattie673

    Mattie673 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Someone really needs to write guides for it for each file type :D they would be legends

    Thanks for all of your help. Mattie :]
  10. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    No probs. glad it works for you now.

    I'm sure the companies who use the encoding would love that
  11. deano101

    deano101 Newcomer, in training

    I had some questions but you guys pretty much answered them all, i took the time to read, thanks.
     
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    thanks for taking the time to read and not asking the same questions over
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