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Stuttered Playback Problem

by Hummy / October 30, 2004 11:12 AM PDT

I have a Panasonic DV Camcorder (NV-DS27) with a i-Link connection. I can hook up to my computer with a Firewire cable.

When capturing footage from my Camcorder in Windows Movie Maker 2, at the DV-AVI settings (the highest available on my system 720 x 520 or something?) I'm left with a file that when played back stutters both audio and visuals.

At lower settings/resolutions capturing footage is fine. I would like to know if anyone else has had similar problems and if so how they were resolved. My system specifications are noted below:

I'm running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, AMD Athlon 2000, 512 RAM, 80gb Hard Drive and ATI-All-in-Wonder graphics card, 32mb.

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Did you cure that other problem?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 30, 2004 11:29 AM PDT
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Re: Did you cure that other problem?
by Hummy / October 30, 2004 8:35 PM PDT

Yes, I did, I'm not entirely sure how, I tried various setting tweaks and eventually all was well again.

My Firewire Card, includes two Firewire Ports and 3 USB 2.0 ports, this was added after purchasing my PC, I've noticed that when I plug in my USB 2.0 DVD Re-Writer, the entire system slows to a halt -- simply by being connected. It burns both CD's and DVD's fine but fairly slowly onwards of 30+ minutes.

Do you think perhaps there might be a fault with my actual Firewire/USB 2.0 Card?

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That's a big clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2004 1:24 AM PDT

Thanks for that clue about the USB DVD writer.

If this was my machine, I'd stop, then disable the IMAPI SERVICE (reference and others)

That's just one possible reason for it to bog down. But I can't use the Native XP CD recording so it's turned off on my machines. More reading at

Just a FYI, I use the software than came with the DVD recorder, Nero and a great piece of freeware from which replaces any function that IMAPI may have provided.


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