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Windows 7: Fullscreen lagging


21 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Fullscreen lagging

I've tried many different players (divx, VLC, GOM Player, Media Player Classic, etc), but for every player, when ever I view a video in full screen, the video lags. The videos alternate between playing in really choppy images for a while to the video playing extremely fast for a couple of seconds. The audio is completely fine and streaming videos online/watching YouTube is no problem for me.

While some people believe their video issues can be solved by switching compatibility modes or that the lagging has to do with the player going into invisible mode (whatever it's called), I've tried the compatibility modes and disabling the invisible feature and the videos still lagged.

I got a new Lenovo T410 for college and my specs are: Windows 7 Professional x64, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz , 4.00 GB Memory, Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD for my graphics card.

Any ideas?

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21 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by captcaptain View Post
I've tried many different players (divx, VLC, GOM Player, Media Player Classic, etc), but for every player, when ever I view a video in full screen, the video lags. The videos alternate between playing in really choppy images for a while to the video playing extremely fast for a couple of seconds. The audio is completely fine and streaming videos online/watching YouTube is no problem for me.

While some people believe their video issues can be solved by switching compatibility modes or that the lagging has to do with the player going into invisible mode (whatever it's called), I've tried the compatibility modes and disabling the invisible feature and the videos still lagged.

I got a new Lenovo T410 for college and my specs are: Windows 7 Professional x64, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz , 4.00 GB Memory, Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD for my graphics card.

Any ideas?
could be many things. You dont have tons of ram for 64 bit, networking, etc.

Are you viewing them from HD or download?
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22 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

They are downloads.
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22 May 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And just as an experiment,
Disable your anti-virus program.

If that doesn't give you satisfactory results, then
WIN key | type MSCONFIG | Enter key | Startup tab

Now uncheck everything not from microsoft or from your laptop company.

Don't panic, you can always come back and uncheck them.

I keep most things unchecked on my system.
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22 May 2010   #5

 

could be many process working behind when your video is played. you have 4gb ram which is not a question to me
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23 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Most online video is flash content, so your having this problem when using onboard graphics.

Check if theres an update available or even better some modded video drivers.
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23 May 2010   #7

 
 

Are all your drivers up to date? Try using your Thinkvantage updates or go here to get a look at the latest updates available.

You may also want to check your Power Manager settings and make sure you're not operating in Battery Maximum Life. Some preset settings will throttle down the CPU. You can also go into BIOS (press F1 when the Thinkpad splash screen comes on when first booting) and check the Power Configuration settings there.

I'm using Power Source Optimized btw.
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24 May 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

CaptCaptain,

The easiest way to simply change your "Power Plan" is:

WIN + X key combo



I've included a snapshot showing where you change the power, although the display is rather intuitively obvious.

If you desire to change some of your "Power" setting, then
WIN key | type Power Options | Enter key

Oh yes, WIN key is the one with the funny-looking, wavy flag on it.


Attached Images
  
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31 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Without a dedicated video card, the heavily encoded HD videos will shatter (especially, the 1080p).
Probably, you have the Intel GMA 950.

Try to download different videos from Youtube (you can use Keepvid) and play them (use different players, like VLC, GOM, MPC-HC).
Do all the videos shatter? This way, you can narrow down the problem.
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08 Jun 2010   #10

Win XP
 
 
Same problem here...

I have exactly the same problem. Same system/config as you, except I run Win XP.

I've tried the latest video drivers. Didn't help.
I've tried battery/power mgmt settings. Didn't help.

I've noticed that the problem only starts when the video window reaches a certain size. If you stream the video without using full-screen, it's fine.

Slowly increasing the video-window (by dragging the corners) works fine, until a certain point, when the system starts to struggle and the lagging/skipping starts.

This is the same for DivX and Flash. And it happens on streamed videos from various websites. And it even happens on saved video files (not streamed).

Help anyone?
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