DVD playback slow performance and hammers hard disk (1 Viewer)

jcbob

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Windows Version: win XP pro
CPU Type: amd athlon 64 4000+
HDD: 750 GB WD
Memory: 2GB
Motherboard: GA-K8NSC939
Video Card: ATI 9600XT
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MPEG2 Video Codec: ffdshow
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Hi All,
Have installed MediaPortal 1 RC4. Almost everything seems to be working fine except for when I put in a DVD. The movie sometimes will skip or pixellate.. and I've also noticed that the hard disk gets absolutely hammered whilst playing the DVD. If I pause or stop the DVD the disk activity goes back to normal. Does anyone know what is going on here, I wouldn't have thought that DVD playback would require such intense disk use.

Is there another DVD playback plug-in/program or something I need to configure for DVD playback that i might have missed?

thanks
J
 

hoborg

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Hi All,
Have installed MediaPortal 1 RC4. Almost everything seems to be working fine except for when I put in a DVD. The movie sometimes will skip or pixellate.. and I've also noticed that the hard disk gets absolutely hammered whilst playing the DVD. If I pause or stop the DVD the disk activity goes back to normal. Does anyone know what is going on here, I wouldn't have thought that DVD playback would require such intense disk use.

Is there another DVD playback plug-in/program or something I need to configure for DVD playback that i might have missed?

thanks
J

Try to rip your DVD to harddisk and play it from harddisk. Is ok now?
If not try different DVD decoding codec, FFDshow is realy bad to use on DVD - you can try SAF:
https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/codecs-external-players-55/stand-alone-filters-mediaportal-44614/
 

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    hi,

    is windowsmediaplayer working? if not its up to your hardware.
    i think dma is not an issue these day in xp?
     

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