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Video playback freezes but audio continues to play...

by runswthscissors / March 13, 2009 3:09 AM PDT

I have the strangest thing happening to my system which started about 3 weeks ago:

When playing video (avi, wmv, etc.) the video will freeze but the audio will continue to play. However if I keep my mouse in constant motion the video plays smoothly, stop moving the mouse and the video stops. It's like my system/monitor/video card/whatever doesn't know to refresh the image on the screen unless the mouse is moving. I cam also press any key on the keyboard (constantly) and the video plays (refreshes) normally.

Here's some system info:
XP SP3
P4 2.8
1GB RAM
Nvidia 6800 GT

Obviously an older system but I have had no issues with it until this problem.

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picture freezes but audio plays
by patboutch / July 31, 2009 12:59 AM PDT

The exact same thing is happening to me. It started doing so lately. Never had that problem before.

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Two things to try
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 31, 2009 1:24 AM PDT
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