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choppi video and sound from windows media player

by leonavas / February 14, 2008 1:48 PM PST

when i try to play a movie, there is a notable delay on the sound or the video in some movies, what i have done so far is check the IDE channels and i saw that the secundary IDE channel was in PIO mode which is not good, so i deleted it, then i deleted the primary channel, that should resolve the problem but i still have the same problem, any help will be welcome

thanks in advance

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A simpler solution?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 7:04 PM PST

You're talking about IDE and Primary channels which I know little about, but are you sure this is not just a codec issue?

In the guidance here, at the bottom the advice is "DO NOT delete the IDE channel if your hard drive containing Windows is also on that channel!".

Did you try the PIO/DMA switch first?

Others here with that type of expertise will probably chip in.


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by leonavas / February 15, 2008 10:33 AM PST
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hello thanks for the replay, and yes i checked that first but it was in PIO and when i tried to change it to DMA there was no option, and btw do you know a good and secure web page where i can get codecs for windows media player or media direct, i have an inspiron 1420 which has media direct, i'll try to use codecs but i need to know a safe way to get then

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PC Tune Up?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2008 11:25 PM PST
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Be sure your machine can do it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 9:37 PM PST

There are still many sub GHz machines out there which are barely able to play video. You may want to share the machine details.

What's amiss is not evident yet. Do tell what changed since it worked.


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