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Windows 7: Video files take forever to open. Used to work perfectly. Help!!!!!


28 Mar 2011   #1

window 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Video files take forever to open. Used to work perfectly. Help!!!!!

I have a purpose built media center pc that i have been using for about a year with no problems. All of a sudden some of my video files are taking over a minute to open and start playing. This has never been a problem before. I even reloaded the OS (windows 7 ultimate 32 bit) and it still does it. Any ideas? The computer is pretty fast i7920 with 6gb ram. nod 32 as antivirus and shark007 codec pack. The only thing i can think of at this point is the problem is caused by an update witch i re-installed after the OS install. Any help would be much appreciated.

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28 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Uninstall nod32, reboot, and test.
If that fixes it, use AVAST instead.
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10 Apr 2011   #3

window 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Tried uninstalling nod. Still not working. Video files still take a while to start playing but not all of them just some. kind of lost.
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10 Apr 2011   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have you tried temporarily disabling your av to see if that's the problem?

some av's like to scan the whole file before playing, and if it's a big multi-gigabyte file, that can take some time.

what av are you using now?
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10 Apr 2011   #5

window 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thanks for the advise but look at the post above. Was using NOD32 but now it's uninstalled.
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10 Apr 2011   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok sorry - i (wrongly) assumed you were using something else as a replacement.
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10 Apr 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nod32 is a good AV program. Would be strange if that is the culprit. I would look at the codec. What is the filetype we are talking about?
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10 Apr 2011   #8

window 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

mostly .mkv seems to be the culprit. Haven't really tested much else. avi seems ok
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10 Apr 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make a test. Convert one of the ,mkv files to .avi or .wmv and see whether the problem persisits. If that fixes the problem, you may want to ask Shark since you use his .mkv codec (I assume).
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10 Apr 2011   #10

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

strictly speaking, mkv isn't a codec - it's a container.

it's the h.264, divx (or whatever) that's the codec...and then it's all wrapped up in a container.

but maybe i'm confusing the thread - if so, i'll shut up.
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