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Windows 7: Video playback freezes

21 Jan 2011   #1
blaatje

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Video playback freezes

Hi everyone,

I have a problem with windows 7, when I watch a video on my pc or laptop(both with windows 7) the video will freeze so now and then(sometimes more often than other times).

When the video freezes I can still move my mouse, close the full screen, browse arround in windows.. And if I have task manager open I don't see any extra CPU or memory usage..

If I browse arround in windows(or Utorrent or any other program) it works fine for 5-10 seconds, but after that it also freezes.. But I can still use programs I haven't used yet..

I can't open new programs because than explorer.exe freezes.. So I have a bit of a Midas problem, everything I touch during a "video freeze" gets frozen..

Everything stays frozen for about 30-60 seconds and when the video unfreezes, everything unfreezes..

I don't know what it is or how it is happening. It's on my laptop and on my 2 weeks old desktop.. So it can't really be a hardware issue.. Only thing they have in common is windows 7..

I hope anyone else has had this problem and knows a solution.. Or if anyone has any ideas as to where I should look it would be much appreciated.


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21 Jan 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

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23 Jan 2011   #3
blaatje

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice roderunner, but it didn't work.. It still freezes, I've also tried VLC but even that won't change anything.
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23 Jan 2011   #4
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Uninstall Klite and install the Shark007 Win7codecs.
The Shark007 software installs a Settings Application, open it and select the SUGGESTED settings checkbox.
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25 Jan 2011   #5
blaatje

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

But I read somewhere that VLC has it's own codecs? will that even work on VLC?
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25 Jan 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Have you tried watching a video on your PC that plays correctly in your DVD to TV ?
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