I have a few issues with video/soud and I'm guessing they're related so I thought I'd put them all in the one post. 1. Elder Srolls IV: Oblivion: The opening cutscene is very strange, it starts off choppy and then then it sort of goes in squares with different squares being at different parts of the movie, like large squares of the screen stop playing the movie and then try to catch up again but the sound is absolutely fine - it plays at the correct speed. 2. Rise & Fall: Civilisations at War The cut scenes are slightly jerky - like its running at 15-20 fps but its a pre-rendered movie (as far as I can tell) and the sound is choppy so you cant hear most of the dialogue. My system anihilates the system requirements so I cant understand the problem - but as I said I think its all related 3. Embedded Media player On certain sites that have embedded media players (http://www.football365.com - last time I checked) - when I visit them my CPU usage goes up to 100% until I can close my browser down - the same thing happened with the 'sounds best on soundblaster' demo CD I got with my sound card. But I can play stuff in windows media player normally and I can go on sites like youtube and google video without any problems. I just cant fathom the problem here. With 1 & 3 I've had this problem with 2 separate graphics cards and 2 fresh windows installs. I've attached my dxdiag file if that will help.