Sorry to put this in "general" but it could possibly fit into Drivers
, Media Centre or Sound/Audio and obviously I didn't want to cross-post.
I'm running build 7068 on a S939 Asus A8N-Sli Premium with an ADM64 3200+, 2GB of Crosair Value DDR400 memory, an ATI HD4670, a Pioneer DVR-216 and plenty of HDD space. It doesn't have any trouble playing media over the network or from the HDD but if I play *any* DVD (ripped or commercial) in the DVR-216 the picture stutters quite badly about every 20-30 seconds and the sounds "clips" as well.... meaning DVD's are totally unwatchable under Windows 7.
I have only recently put the new DVD drive in but AFAIK it doesn't happen with Vista Media Centre (which I have dual booted and will also test this with). I know it's not the gfx card as I just took an older XFX 7600GS out and put in the HD 4670 and I still get the same problem. The CPU is only around %10 - %25 when playing the DVD and memory utilisation is around %30 - %40 - so I don't think it's pushing the PC too hard.
Could it be that the native driver
in Windows 7 is just not working well with my DVR-216? Or could it really be that my hardware is just too old to work well with Windows 7? (Thing is, everything else runs really well so I can't see how it could be that.)
Anyone out there got any clue as to the problem? I just got a load of new DVD's fresh from Amazon and I want to play them in my shiny new Windows 7 Media Centre!!!