frame tearing is it called ? in my movies (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
November 14, 2005
Area: Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: 0200
MediaPortal Skin: blue 2
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
DirectX Version: 9.0c
Audio Codec: Nvidia
Video Codec: Nvidia
CPU Type: AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Memory: 1 GB
Motherboard: via kt880a
TV Card Model: phillips
Video Card Model: Nvidia Geforce FX 5200
Audio Card Model: Generic 7.1

This only happens in my movies that i have stored on the pc, There are in SVCD format and around 2-6 gb in size.

When theres alot of action on the screen, especially alot of bright things going on like lightening striking and such, I get a nice frame tear in the shape of a "Z" that flashes across my screen in random places where the bottom and top images dont align for a split second.

Not sure if this is because my video card cant keep up, bad resolution setting, or what.

side note: this happens with every codec I have installed, I tried them all and now use Nvidia for TV, DVD, and Stored Movies.

Thanks in advance


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  • December 7, 2004
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    Have you tried turning on Use exclusive directx mode in fullscreen option in MP and the Force vsync On in the directx part of the nvidia control panel?


    Portal Member
    November 14, 2005
    sweet just did both and worked like a charm.

    Prob was the vsync Id imagine, I had it on app controlled and didnt think to force it on.

    Thanks man

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