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Cyberlink powerdvd 5 skips when playing dvd

by tailee / August 18, 2008 5:24 AM PDT

I have a Dell Inspiron 5000. When I try to play a dvd using cyberlink powerdvd 5 the audio skips or sounds jitter. The video has a slight jitterness too. I can use windows media player10 and the sound is perfect but there is no video. Hope some one can help me.

Thank you

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The skip can be the old DMA issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 6:16 AM PDT
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Cyberlink powerdvd5
by tailee / August 18, 2008 7:45 AM PDT

I was trying to make a point that the audio sounds fine in win media player. It only skips in cyberlink powerdvd5. Is there a way to fix this. I have googled and can not find anything helpful. Does anyone have a idea how to fix this? We have to show a DVD for a seminar coming up and it sounds and looks horrible. The audio and video is jittery.

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Got it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 9:48 AM PDT
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But what did you do about the old DMA issue?

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The Old DMA issue
by tailee / August 19, 2008 2:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Got it.

I went to the website and ran the fix. It did not work. The video and audio is still jumpy. Any other ideas?

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Turn down. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 18, 2008 7:55 AM PDT

Hardware Acceleration.

Right click the Desktop. Click Properties. Click the Settings tab, click Advanced. Click the Troubleshoot tab. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to the left one notch at a time and Apply, then test your DVD. When you find the sweet spot, you're done. This will have no effect on the quality of the DVD, but it'll make it playable.

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Hardware accelerations
by tailee / August 18, 2008 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Turn down. . .

Thank you I tried it. It did not work. I took it down to none and still did not work. Any other ideas?

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Which CPU?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2008 6:52 AM PDT

I was only able to achive DVD playback on the P3 600 and higher CPUs. Sorry I thought we would give the DMA item a try but most of these machines can't play DVDs even if highly tuned up.

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Thank you for your assistance.
by tailee / August 21, 2008 7:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Which CPU?

Thank you so much for your assistance. I was about the throw the stupid pc out the window. I tried so much different stuff and nothing was working. I got suckered into buying the sonic cineplayer dvd pack, which didn't work either. I installed the xp dvd codec. Still nothing I uninstalled the powerdvd5 and the sonic cineplayer and reinstalled and it finally started working. Thanks again for your time. Have a great day.

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I can explain that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2008 9:36 AM PDT

The CPU power that powerdvd uses is some 4 times more compared to a XP DVD CODEC such as VLC PLAYER uses. This is why I needed to know what machine we were dealing with. Something didn't make sense.

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this might be a dead thread.... UPDATE CD/DVD DRIVER
by ericconn2 / March 11, 2010 10:36 AM PST

i had the same problem w/ a precision M6300, couldn't watch DVDs w/o audio skipping, also when burning CD's, audio would skip if i was listening to music, no matter the source (internet, winamp). it skipped when burning, so this has nothing to do with PowerDVD, which i use for DVDs, so i figured it was the CD drive

i went to dell support and updated the CD/DVD driver. restarted and put in a DVD, audio is now flawless. hope this helps

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