DVD playing Problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pj56, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. pj56

    pj56 Guest


    I have a problem with playing DVD on my computer.

    If i start playing a DVD, the picture freezes after app. 4-5 min, but I can hear the sound of the movie playing on. I´v tried it with mediaplayer or PCFreindly player.

    I have to shut the player down and start all over again. I can choose another chapter but after 4-6 min the picture freezes again but the sound goes on.

    I´v tried several different movies but the problem is the same.

    I have XP professional on:

    AMD 2000+
    256 SD RAM
    60 GB Hard
    Nvidia 64ram with TV/out
    LG DVD

    Plaes help.

    (Sorry for my bad english)

  2. mafia-man

    mafia-man Guest

    DVD probs

    Ok first off make sure that u have a 3rd party softwear or hardwear player installed i.e. powerDVD or hollywood+ card.

    next makesure that the versions u are using are not time limited demo's.

    if that fails uninstall the DVD app/s making sure to clear out any registry keys and/or folders and files left over from uninstall if u can, Then install the app again.

    Check the read ahead settings and set them as low as possible for the offending drive.

    Try a lense cleaning disk on the drive run it a couple of times and try again.

    other than this it is either a faulty drive (hope its under waranty) or the drive cable is damaged.

    hope this helps u out. It may also be worth noting to try reinstalling windows (u should do this once every couple of months to keep everything fresh any way)