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Windows 7: Troubles playing video clips

25 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Troubles playing video clips

When playing video clips (3 - 10 minutes) with Windows media player, it starts well, but after few seconds the picture starts to "hesitate" becomes in several places pixelated, come for few seconds normal and again starts playing slowly and again pixelated in some places.
There is also time delay with audio.
Started same clip with "MPC-HC" player, sometimes good and sometimes like above. The same clip in "BS-Player" plays good, but I do not like this player.
Since the clip plays well in BS-Player, I do not know what is with the other players, made same experiment with "SMplayer" (portable), after playing about a minute or so, starts to 'hesitate'.
The above happens with some other clips also, but mainly with large W x H clips.
When running the windows task manager while playing video, there is a process "audiodg.exe" eating some cpu and memory resources, but this is a reason for some other thread.
What shell I do to solve the playing problem, and can you recommend some 'normal' player, I searched the internet and what I found is too 'heavy'.
Thanks for answering.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2016   #2

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motim View Post
mainly with large W x H clips.
This could be your problem. Your specs says Celeron 2.66 - this might not have the muscle to play HD clips.

Recreate the problem with task manager open and have a look at cpu usage (and RAM). If these are maxing out, then it's an underpowered system for this use.

You seem to have tried a lot of media players, except the one favored by a lot of people here - VLC. Might be worth a shot.
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26 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Problems playing video

Hello Wasnowas,
Thanks for answering.
If my Celeron 2.66 is too weak, then how come in BSplayer the same clips play well ?
I'll make a try with VLC player.
Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Mar 2016   #4

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

Different players probably use different cpu %. Look in task manager and see the % resources used by each player for same clip.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2016   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

You could try PotPlayer. There's 64bit and 32bit versions available. Here's a link to the 32bit version.

English version: Download Potplayer 1.6.59347 32-Bit -

Then you'll need the MadVR plugin:


Download MadVR and unzip it somewhere (you must keep the unzipped folder) - run Install.bat as an administrator; run madHcCtrl.exe to access your settings; and choose madVR as the video renderer in your media player (in PotPlayer, Video > Video Renderer> Madshi).

Note   Note

(in PotPlayer, Video > Video Renderer> Madshi)

You might need to repeat this step for each video file type. Play a video then choose renderer.

If (large) videos are not playing smoothly:

Set PotPlayer Preferences (F5) like this:
Troubles playing video clips-preferences-decoder.jpg
Additionally set it to resize only large videos.
Troubles playing video clips-resize-settings.jpg
Try the following settings.
Troubles playing video clips-resizing-specify-settings.jpg
NOTE: MadVR will also work with some of those other players that you've mentioned but I don't have any experience of using those.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2016   #6

windows 7 home premium 64bit

did you look into the situation of graphics card accelerated video decoding?
are you certain BSplayer wasn't the only software setup to use the graphics card to accelerate the process?
might want to look into how BSplayer was doing the decoding & see if you can get that option in another player.
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