frame dropouts on software dvd player

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  1. jason t

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    hi guys
    well i have built my new htpc,and it seems to keep dropping frames can any one please help????

    i have direct x 8a installed
    the latest beta drivers for the raedon

    the specs of my pc are
    abit kt7a
    athlon thunderbird 1.1 ghz
    256 meg pc 133 ram
    creative 6x dvd drive
    ati raedon 32 meg ddr

    thanks

    jason
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  2. Stuart Wright

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    What refresh rate are you using?
    What is your display device?
     
  3. jason t

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    hi at the moment i am using a 17 in monitor at 75hz playing r1 and r2

    jason
     
  4. KimBowers

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    At the risk of asking the obvious jason, have got got DMA checked?
     
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    Region 1 should be played at a multiple of 24 fps - e.g. 72Hz
     
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    pal is 25 fps? so 75 is best?
     
  7. jason t

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    yes guys dma is definatley enabled !!!!

    i have been reading on the avs forum and they seem to think 60hz am i missing something i am new to htpc,i seem to be having a nightmare and i havent even tried connecting it to my projector .

    all advice and setting are welcome

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    Have you tried NTSC at 72Hz?
    Also does your monitor display the refresh rate being fed to it? If so what is it reading?

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    Which DVD player(s) are you using and what OS?
     
  10. jason t

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    hi i'm using m e with windvd 2.1

    when watching a film you dont tend to notice it but if you watch the time you can see it occasionally skip 2 seconds

    i tried it last night on my plv30 and was really impressed with the picture,i slightly defocused so i did'nt notice the pixels
    brilliant

    jason
     
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    A couple of obvious things to try; Check that graphic acceleration is set to full. Shut down any programmes running in the background. (CTL+ALT+DELETE) You could also try a different decoder. 'Power DVD' is available as a free download.
     

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