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by Samuel Theron / May 16, 2010 1:29 AM PDT

Hi, I have an IBM X31 notebook (type 2672) running windows 7 and ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition. It has 1GB of RAM, a 1.4GHz processor and 320GB HDD. When I play video on itunes on windows 7 the playback is very jerky but the audio smooth. When I then play it on VLC media player (playing a DVD) the playback and audio are both smooth. However when played in ubuntu on either VLC or the built in movie player the playback becomes completely messed up with green pixelation etc. Can anyone suggest what might fix the itunes playback, would upgrading to 2GB of RAM fix this?
Thanks =)

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 2:21 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD playback

There's not much to write here except some players do better than others. It's not a RAM issue from what I've seen.

Go with players that work or go get a faster machine. However there are some folk that want Microsoft to fix their player. You can bet what MSFT's response is.

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Media player?
by Samuel Theron / May 16, 2010 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Yup.

So even in iTunes it should make no difference? And can you suggest an media players for
either ubuntu or windws 7?
Sam =)

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VLC is usually the winner here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2010 3:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Media player?

With open source you get folk poking under the hood and pointing out "here's the thing that's gumming up the works." Microsoft can't let folk do that.

Since this is a netbook, reduced expectations are normal.

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