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Windows 7: Increase HDD buffer?

31 Mar 2010   #21
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well Im willing to bet its the video, because Star Trek, and Transformers played fine in 768p sized from 1080p through WMP.

(Perhaps its Windows trying to tell me not to use pirated videos, because the video im complaining about is like my only pirated video I have. Its called karma)


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31 Mar 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There you have it.
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31 Mar 2010   #23
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Well Im willing to bet its the video, because Star Trek, and Transformers played fine in 768p sized from 1080p through WMP.

(Perhaps its Windows trying to tell me not to use pirated videos, because the video im complaining about is like my only pirated video I have. Its called karma)


Wait a second... all this was over 1 (one) video?

Just go play the thing on a different machine... that'll answer all your questions.
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31 Mar 2010   #24
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

It was more than one video, but Iv had this problem for some videos on all my computers.
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31 Mar 2010   #25
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Years ago when 8MB was the big size for top end desktop hard drives, Maxtor had a Beta App that could set 16MB or 32MB of your System Memory to act as an additional buffer.

It really did work but was never made Final.
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01 Apr 2010   #26
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
It was more than one video, but Iv had this problem for some videos on all my computers.
I've had bad videos as well. They're a fact of life, especially if you're using uTorrent to acquire them... The thing is to not go off blaming your hardware until you are sure certain the video is ok and the best way to confirm that is by playing it on a different machine.

Here's a good little short you can use to test true 1080p rendering on your computer...

Big Buck Bunny Download

This is a very taxing video to play... it's true 1080p, AC3 5.1 sound, in 32bit color... so I'd figure if you can play this you can likely play anything.

Moreover, if you are using Windows Media Player I would seriously consider dumping it... as in going into the add remove features dialog and unchecking it. A far better player that uses 1/10th the horsepower to accomplish the same thing is this...

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema - Video Player

Believe me, a few minutes with this player and I'm pretty sure you'll be disabling WMP for good. The only cotasil is that MPClassic does not work at peak efficiency "out of the box", you really do have to go through the settings and spend some time getting it tuned up for your computer. Once that is done... I think you'll be totally satisfied with it. It is the only media player that will render 1080p content on my son's Toshiba l300d laptop.

Anyway I hope this extra info is some help to you...
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01 Apr 2010   #27
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My guess would be that your cpu is being hammered during playback. What does the cpu usage look like in windows task manager when playing the problematic videos?
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01 Apr 2010   #28
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zahl View Post
My guess would be that your cpu is being hammered during playback. What does the cpu usage look like in windows task manager when playing the problematic videos?
More likely it's win 7 itself... there are some terrible latency issues that are going to have to be worked out before it will do a good job on video or audio in low end environments. Things XP does effortlessly Win7 on a laptop or netbook, windows 7 chokes on.

It's about "dpclatency"... If you google the tool you will see for yourself. Win7 runs about 130 to 140 where XP runs 12 to 17.
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