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Choppy video

By Mark Fuller
Jul 27, 2014
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  1. I recently changed my power supply because it went out. I upgraded to a 480 watt from a 400 and now the dvd's (standard and blue ray) have choppy video. I have a hp pavilion d4100y with wxp. It plays audio cd's just fine.
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Can you post your full system specs and whether you are running the Windows Aero or Basic theme? Thanks.
  3. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I have a 3.2ghz processor with 4gb ram. I need to know how to tell if I am running Windows Aero or Basic.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    No problem, I was hoping you would ask! If your desktop looks like this, then you are running aero. Sometimes changing the theme helps people with choppy playback since it used less VRAM. So in order to recommend a solution, I need to know what theme you are using. Thanks!
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,814   +178

    JC713 likes this.
  6. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I think aero applies to windows 7, I still have wxp. I intend to upgrade shortly.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Oh ok. I knew some people who had to change to theme to stop the chopiness, so I recommended it. But since you have WXP, it is probably a GPU driver thing. Do you know what type of GPU you have?
  8. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    ATI Radeon HD4800
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Try updating the GPU driver. You can download it here.
  10. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    No luck with updated driver.
  11. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    The blue ray drive plays a prerecorded dvd just fine with cyberlink software but not with my recorded dvd's or with windows media player, but the dvdrw won't read the prerecorded dvd and still plays my recorded dvd's choppy. Maybe this post belongs in the audio/video forum.
     
  12. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I tried an external dvd rom, it also is choppy.
  13. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Could it possibly something to do with the master/slave switches on the drives themselves or the way I hooked it up? In the BIOS is says:

    First Channel Device 0 [ST3160023A5 ]
    First Channel Device 1 [ATAPI iHOS10]
    Second Channel Device 0 [NONE]
    Second Channel Device 1 [NONE]
    Third Channel Device 0 [TSSTcorp CD/DVD]
    Third Channel Device 1 [NONE]


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