Windows media center playback is very choppy

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Jeff Elder, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Jeff Elder

    Jeff Elder Guest

    When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it play
    fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting choppy, and
    then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's unbearable to watch, but
    the audio plays fine. This happens with both TV and DVD viewing.
    Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound will be fine. But when
    I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it plays perfect the whole
    time, never have any problems. Anybody know what the problem could be?
    Here's my system

    Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    2gig RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2 monitors
    Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates

    Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.

    Thanks...
     
    Jeff Elder, Jul 3, 2009
    #1
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  2. Jeff Elder

    S.Sengupta Guest

    Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to download and
    install the latest compatible driver.

    I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility to
    change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.

    http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]


    "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    news:ePcYhz6%...
    > When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    > play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    > choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's unbearable
    > to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both TV and DVD
    > viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound will be
    > fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it plays
    > perfect the whole time, never have any problems. Anybody know what the
    > problem could be? Here's my system
    >
    > Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    > 2gig RAM
    > NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2 monitors
    > Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    > Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >
    > Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    > problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >
    > Thanks...
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    > signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >



    __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4211 (20090702) __________

    The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

    http://www.eset.com
     
    S.Sengupta, Jul 3, 2009
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  3. Jeff Elder

    Curious Guest

    By all updates to Vista does that include SP2?
    What resolution are you running on each of the two monitors?
    How much memory on the 7950GT card?
    Have you tried with just one monitor?

    "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    news:ePcYhz6#...
    > When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    > play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    > choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's unbearable
    > to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both TV and DVD
    > viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound will be
    > fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it plays
    > perfect the whole time, never have any problems. Anybody know what the
    > problem could be? Here's my system
    >
    > Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    > 2gig RAM
    > NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2 monitors
    > Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    > Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >
    > Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    > problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >
    > Thanks...
     
    Curious, Jul 3, 2009
    #3
  4. Jeff Elder

    Jeff Guest

    I have all the latest updates installed for my system.

    Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows Media
    Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the one from
    Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs just fine, can't
    I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but something with Window
    Media Center itself?

    What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    recommend?

    "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    news:eVS7lo7%...
    > Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to download
    > and install the latest compatible driver.
    >
    > I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility to
    > change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >
    > http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >
    > regards,
    > S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >
    >
    > "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    > news:ePcYhz6%...
    >> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    >> play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's unbearable
    >> to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both TV and DVD
    >> viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound will be
    >> fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it plays
    >> perfect the whole time, never have any problems. Anybody know what the
    >> problem could be? Here's my system
    >>
    >> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >> 2gig RAM
    >> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >> monitors
    >> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>
    >> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    >> problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >>
    >> Thanks...
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    > signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    Jeff, Jul 3, 2009
    #4
  5. Jeff Elder

    Jeff Guest

    No, I didn't even know about SP2. I installed Vista on a new drive last
    month and then immediately ran the latest windows update. It installed SP1.

    I have two monitors running at 1920x1080, and my graphics card has 512mb.

    That's a good idea, I'll try shutting one monitor off and see what happens.

    "Curious" <> wrote in message
    news:Ohszwf$%...
    > By all updates to Vista does that include SP2?
    > What resolution are you running on each of the two monitors?
    > How much memory on the 7950GT card?
    > Have you tried with just one monitor?
    >
    > "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    > news:ePcYhz6#...
    >> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    >> play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's unbearable
    >> to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both TV and DVD
    >> viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound will be
    >> fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it plays
    >> perfect the whole time, never have any problems. Anybody know what the
    >> problem could be? Here's my system
    >>
    >> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >> 2gig RAM
    >> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >> monitors
    >> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>
    >> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    >> problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >>
    >> Thanks...

    >
     
    Jeff, Jul 3, 2009
    #5
  6. Jeff Elder

    S.Sengupta Guest

    Sometimes if there are more than one dvd playing softwares then they may
    create such situation.So I suggested that.

    It won't be a bad idea to upgrade your system to Vista SP2.Instead of
    running two monitors -just try with one only.Does that make any change in
    picture quality?

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]



    "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    news:OrosqCD$...
    >I have all the latest updates installed for my system.
    >
    > Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows Media
    > Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the one from
    > Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs just fine,
    > can't I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but something with
    > Window Media Center itself?
    >
    > What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    > recommend?
    >
    > "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    > news:eVS7lo7%...
    >> Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to download
    >> and install the latest compatible driver.
    >>
    >> I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility to
    >> change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >>
    >> http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >>
    >> regards,
    >> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    >> news:ePcYhz6%...
    >>> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    >>> play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >>> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's
    >>> unbearable to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both
    >>> TV and DVD viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound
    >>> will be fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it
    >>> plays perfect the whole time, never have any problems. Anybody know
    >>> what the problem could be? Here's my system
    >>>
    >>> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >>> 2gig RAM
    >>> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >>> monitors
    >>> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >>> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>>
    >>> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    >>> problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks...
    >>>
    >>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>
    >>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    > signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >



    __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4214 (20090703) __________

    The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

    http://www.eset.com
     
    S.Sengupta, Jul 4, 2009
    #6
  7. Jeff Elder

    Jeff Guest

    Upgrade again??? HA! I think I would be better going back to XP since I
    never had this problem under XP. In fact, I never had ANY problems with XP.
    Why the hell did I pay $160 for Vista???

    "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    news:O07FU7D$...
    > Sometimes if there are more than one dvd playing softwares then they may
    > create such situation.So I suggested that.
    >
    > It won't be a bad idea to upgrade your system to Vista SP2.Instead of
    > running two monitors -just try with one only.Does that make any change in
    > picture quality?
    >
    > regards,
    > S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    > news:OrosqCD$...
    >>I have all the latest updates installed for my system.
    >>
    >> Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows
    >> Media Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the one
    >> from Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs just
    >> fine, can't I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but something
    >> with Window Media Center itself?
    >>
    >> What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    >> recommend?
    >>
    >> "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eVS7lo7%...
    >>> Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to download
    >>> and install the latest compatible driver.
    >>>
    >>> I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility
    >>> to change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >>>
    >>> http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >>>
    >>> regards,
    >>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:ePcYhz6%...
    >>>> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    >>>> play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >>>> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's
    >>>> unbearable to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both
    >>>> TV and DVD viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the
    >>>> sound will be fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media
    >>>> player, it plays perfect the whole time, never have any problems.
    >>>> Anybody know what the problem could be? Here's my system
    >>>>
    >>>> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >>>> 2gig RAM
    >>>> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >>>> monitors
    >>>> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >>>> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>>>
    >>>> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    >>>> problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks...
    >>>>
    >>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>
    >>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>
    >>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    > signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    Jeff, Jul 4, 2009
    #7
  8. Jeff Elder

    Curious Guest

    "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    news:ehYXcFE$...
    > Upgrade again??? HA! I think I would be better going back to XP since I
    > never had this problem under XP. In fact, I never had ANY problems with
    > XP. Why the hell did I pay $160 for Vista???
    >
    > "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    > news:O07FU7D$...
    >> Sometimes if there are more than one dvd playing softwares then they may
    >> create such situation.So I suggested that.
    >>
    >> It won't be a bad idea to upgrade your system to Vista SP2.Instead of
    >> running two monitors -just try with one only.Does that make any change in
    >> picture quality?
    >>
    >> regards,
    >> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    >> news:OrosqCD$...
    >>>I have all the latest updates installed for my system.
    >>>
    >>> Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows
    >>> Media Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the
    >>> one from Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs just
    >>> fine, can't I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but something
    >>> with Window Media Center itself?
    >>>
    >>> What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    >>> recommend?
    >>>
    >>> "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:eVS7lo7%...
    >>>> Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to
    >>>> download and install the latest compatible driver.
    >>>>
    >>>> I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility
    >>>> to change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >>>>
    >>>> regards,
    >>>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ePcYhz6%...
    >>>>> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center,
    >>>>> it play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >>>>> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's
    >>>>> unbearable to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both
    >>>>> TV and DVD viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the
    >>>>> sound will be fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media
    >>>>> player, it plays perfect the whole time, never have any problems.
    >>>>> Anybody know what the problem could be? Here's my system
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >>>>> 2gig RAM
    >>>>> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >>>>> monitors
    >>>>> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >>>>> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had
    >>>>> this problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the
    >>>>> video.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>
    >>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>>
    >>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Curious, Jul 4, 2009
    #8
  9. Jeff Elder

    Curious Guest

    How do you expect us to know what benefits you were sure you would obtain
    and which would be worth the cost of your upgrading?


    "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    news:ehYXcFE$...
    > Upgrade again??? HA! I think I would be better going back to XP since I
    > never had this problem under XP. In fact, I never had ANY problems with
    > XP. Why the hell did I pay $160 for Vista???
    >
    > "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    > news:O07FU7D$...
    >> Sometimes if there are more than one dvd playing softwares then they may
    >> create such situation.So I suggested that.
    >>
    >> It won't be a bad idea to upgrade your system to Vista SP2.Instead of
    >> running two monitors -just try with one only.Does that make any change in
    >> picture quality?
    >>
    >> regards,
    >> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    >> news:OrosqCD$...
    >>>I have all the latest updates installed for my system.
    >>>
    >>> Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows
    >>> Media Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the
    >>> one from Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs just
    >>> fine, can't I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but something
    >>> with Window Media Center itself?
    >>>
    >>> What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    >>> recommend?
    >>>
    >>> "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:eVS7lo7%...
    >>>> Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to
    >>>> download and install the latest compatible driver.
    >>>>
    >>>> I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility
    >>>> to change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >>>>
    >>>> regards,
    >>>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ePcYhz6%...
    >>>>> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center,
    >>>>> it play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >>>>> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's
    >>>>> unbearable to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both
    >>>>> TV and DVD viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the
    >>>>> sound will be fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media
    >>>>> player, it plays perfect the whole time, never have any problems.
    >>>>> Anybody know what the problem could be? Here's my system
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >>>>> 2gig RAM
    >>>>> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >>>>> monitors
    >>>>> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >>>>> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had
    >>>>> this problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the
    >>>>> video.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>
    >>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>>
    >>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Curious, Jul 4, 2009
    #9
  10. Jeff Elder

    S.Sengupta Guest

    Service Pack 2 is free.Just download and install it.Right now you have SP1
    installed and SP2 is already available for downloading.

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]






    "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    news:ehYXcFE$...
    > Upgrade again??? HA! I think I would be better going back to XP since I
    > never had this problem under XP. In fact, I never had ANY problems with
    > XP. Why the hell did I pay $160 for Vista???
    >
    > "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    > news:O07FU7D$...
    >> Sometimes if there are more than one dvd playing softwares then they may
    >> create such situation.So I suggested that.
    >>
    >> It won't be a bad idea to upgrade your system to Vista SP2.Instead of
    >> running two monitors -just try with one only.Does that make any change in
    >> picture quality?
    >>
    >> regards,
    >> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    >> news:OrosqCD$...
    >>>I have all the latest updates installed for my system.
    >>>
    >>> Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows
    >>> Media Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the
    >>> one from Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs just
    >>> fine, can't I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but something
    >>> with Window Media Center itself?
    >>>
    >>> What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    >>> recommend?
    >>>
    >>> "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:eVS7lo7%...
    >>>> Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to
    >>>> download and install the latest compatible driver.
    >>>>
    >>>> I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility
    >>>> to change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >>>>
    >>>> regards,
    >>>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ePcYhz6%...
    >>>>> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center,
    >>>>> it play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >>>>> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's
    >>>>> unbearable to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both
    >>>>> TV and DVD viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the
    >>>>> sound will be fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media
    >>>>> player, it plays perfect the whole time, never have any problems.
    >>>>> Anybody know what the problem could be? Here's my system
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >>>>> 2gig RAM
    >>>>> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >>>>> monitors
    >>>>> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >>>>> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had
    >>>>> this problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the
    >>>>> video.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>
    >>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>>
    >>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    > signature database 4215 (20090704) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >



    __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4215 (20090704) __________

    The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.

    http://www.eset.com
     
    S.Sengupta, Jul 4, 2009
    #10
  11. Jeff Elder

    Jason Tsang Guest

    Free Windows Vista Service Pack 2 download available here
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/quick-start/service-packs.aspx

    --
    Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

    Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx




    "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    news:%23URUipI$...
    > Service Pack 2 is free.Just download and install it.Right now you have SP1
    > installed and SP2 is already available for downloading.
    >
    > regards,
    > S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    > news:ehYXcFE$...
    >> Upgrade again??? HA! I think I would be better going back to XP since I
    >> never had this problem under XP. In fact, I never had ANY problems with
    >> XP. Why the hell did I pay $160 for Vista???
    >>
    >> "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    >> news:O07FU7D$...
    >>> Sometimes if there are more than one dvd playing softwares then they may
    >>> create such situation.So I suggested that.
    >>>
    >>> It won't be a bad idea to upgrade your system to Vista SP2.Instead of
    >>> running two monitors -just try with one only.Does that make any change
    >>> in picture quality?
    >>>
    >>> regards,
    >>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jeff" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:OrosqCD$...
    >>>>I have all the latest updates installed for my system.
    >>>>
    >>>> Why would I change the MPEG-2 decoder if it works fine under Windows
    >>>> Media Player? Right now, the only MPEG-2 decoder on my system is the
    >>>> one from Microsoft. If Windows Media Player is playing all my DVDs
    >>>> just fine, can't I assume that the problem is NOT the decoder, but
    >>>> something with Window Media Center itself?
    >>>>
    >>>> What would I change the decoder to? Is there another decoder that you
    >>>> recommend?
    >>>>
    >>>> "S.Sengupta" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:eVS7lo7%...
    >>>>> Update the graphic card driver.Visit the manufacturer's site to
    >>>>> download and install the latest compatible driver.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I shall also suggest you to use the Vista Media Center Decoder Utility
    >>>>> to change the default MPEG-2 Video and audio decoders.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>> regards,
    >>>>> S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:ePcYhz6%...
    >>>>>> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center,
    >>>>>> it play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts
    >>>>>> getting choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till
    >>>>>> it's unbearable to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens
    >>>>>> with both TV and DVD viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all
    >>>>>> but the sound will be fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows
    >>>>>> media player, it plays perfect the whole time, never have any
    >>>>>> problems. Anybody know what the problem could be? Here's my system
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >>>>>> 2gig RAM
    >>>>>> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >>>>>> monitors
    >>>>>> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >>>>>> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest
    >>>>>> updates
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had
    >>>>>> this problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the
    >>>>>> video.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>>> signature database 4211 (20090702) __________
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>>> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>>>
    >>>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >>> signature database 4214 (20090703) __________
    >>>
    >>> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.eset.com
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    >> signature database 4215 (20090704) __________
    >>
    >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >>
    >> http://www.eset.com
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
    > signature database 4215 (20090704) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    Jason Tsang, Jul 4, 2009
    #11
  12. Jeff Elder

    Jeff Guest

    Ok, I think we figured it out. I went back to 1280x1024. No more choppy
    video. Seems as though Windows Media Center can't handle 1920x1080 very
    well. Don't think it's my video card because everything else runs fine at
    that resolution.

    "Curious" <> wrote in message
    news:Ohszwf$%...
    > By all updates to Vista does that include SP2?
    > What resolution are you running on each of the two monitors?
    > How much memory on the 7950GT card?
    > Have you tried with just one monitor?
    >
    > "Jeff Elder" <> wrote in message
    > news:ePcYhz6#...
    >> When I start my computer and play something in Windows media center, it
    >> play fine but then after a couple minutes, the video starts getting
    >> choppy, and then it just gets worse minute by minute till it's unbearable
    >> to watch, but the audio plays fine. This happens with both TV and DVD
    >> viewing. Sometimes, the video won't play at all but the sound will be
    >> fine. But when I play the same DVD in Windows media player, it plays
    >> perfect the whole time, never have any problems. Anybody know what the
    >> problem could be? Here's my system
    >>
    >> Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    >> 2gig RAM
    >> NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT video card, dual DVI outputs and running 2
    >> monitors
    >> Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 TV card
    >> Windows Vista Home 32-bit, newly installed with all the latest updates
    >>
    >> Also, I had this same system when running Windows XP and never had this
    >> problem. I'm also not running anything that will slow down the video.
    >>
    >> Thanks...

    >
     
    Jeff, Aug 19, 2009
    #12
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