TV: Freezing when switching Channels / MPEG2 Playback Issue (1 Viewer)


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February 24, 2007
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Hi, first I was using ffdshow for TV and DVD.

Initially turning on TV ok, but when switching channels via remote button, epg or channellist, video freezes instantaniously on current channel, audio ok after 1-3 sec, but will freeze after 10 secs. Tv has to be dis- and reenabled to switch to new channel. Same happens with recorded TV shows (mpeg) or normal MPEG videos on disk when skipping forward/backward.

FIX: Install Cyberlink PowerDVD 7 Trail and use "Cyberlink MPEG Video decoder (PDVD7)" and "Cyberlink MPEG Audio decoder (PDVD7)" both in TV and DVD. Then tell ffdshow video decoder and audio decoder (latter one not necessarily required) not to play MPEG, so that Cyberlink will play the other MPEG Videos too.


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