Blu-Ray Playback Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fish2198, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Not sure if this is a H/W or a S/W issue but figured I would start here.

    Just built myself a new system:

    - Windows XP Pro 32Bit
    - INTEL CORE I7 920 2.66G
    - ASUS P6T 1366 X58 MB
    - 2GBx3 (6GB) OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK
    - ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Video Card
    - ANTEC TP-750 750W PSU
    - BD-COMBO LITE-ON IHES108-29
    - Plextor DVD-RW PX-806SA
    - 2x 1TB SEAGATE 7K ST31000528AS OEM
    - Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
    - 2x Syncmaster 930B Monitor (D-Sub Connected)

    Downloaded all the Windows updates, driver updates, software updates, etc. that I could find.

    The system runs great except when it comes to playing Blu-Ray Movies.

    When I play a Blu-Ray Movie, all the intro stuff is fine but when it gets to the actual movie, it plays nicely for a few seconds and then gets very jittery, both audio and video. The picture does not break-up or pixalate just very stuttery, jumpy, jittery, is the best way I can describe it.

    Roxio Cineplayer BD Ver 5.3 is really bad, Cyberlink PowerDVD BD Ver 7.3 is better but not great.

    I have run the Cyberlink BD Advisor and it come back and says my Graphics Driver doesn't support Blu-Ray but when I check the details Cyberlink says Recommended driver version: 8.44 or later, I have 8.670.0.0. BD Advisor also has unknown by the CPU and Graphics Card (i7 920 and EAH5770).

    Anyone got a clue why my Blu-Ray Play back is so crappy?

    I am wondering if the ASUS EAH5770 really does not do for Blu-Ray? It is supposedly HDCP Compliant.

    Also, my Monitors (SyncMaster 930B x2) only go up to 1280x1024, so I know they can't do full 1080. I initally tried hooking them up via DVI but that definitely didn't work, so I switched back to VGA cables (D-Sub) connections. The monitors I don't believe are HDCP compliant.

    I can't believe the monitors would cause the audio and video to both be jittery.

    Any help with figuring out why my Blu-Ray playback is so bad would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    All 5000 series cards do blu-ray playback amazing. That is not the issue, nor should the latest drivers be.

    I don't know what is the problem, all seems well. Maybe an issue with dual monitors?
     
  3. LordOfLA

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    turn on hardware acceleration ad get the latest PowerDVD version.
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Is that not default? At least in WinDVD I believe it is.
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    not in powerdvd since powerdvd wants to screw around with the picture before you see it :)
     
  6. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I downloaded PowerDVD 9 Ultra, installed the latest ATI Driver, newer than the latest ASUS driver for my EAH5770 and after uninstalling and reinstalling several times to make PowerDVD work, still the same crappy Blu-Ray playback.

    Could the problem be my monitors only go up to 1280x1024?
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    did you enable hardware acceleration?
     
  8. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Yes, Hardware Acceleration is enabled and I made sure the Avivo S/W is up to date.
     
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    The resolution does not matter, at least I don't think so.

    Stupid question probably, is anything else resource intensive running at the same time?

    I am assuming it has to do with the monitors, but not sure how or why. Cause everything seems fine. Weird.
     
  10. fish2198

    fish2198 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Well I figured out what my problem was.

    Some how both my DVD Drives got switched to PIO mode.

    Now that I have that straightened out the Blu-Rays play perfectly fine.

    I guess I am a bit confused, all my drives are SATA, so why do the IDE Channel setting make a difference, or do the SATA Drives still run through the IDE Channels?

    Now I bet it won't take me 30 minutes to burn a DVD too.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    Sata runs in IDE emulation mode by default.