Movies Freeze at certain points

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Sports' started by ElementalDragon, May 5, 2003.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Don't know if it was asked at another time, but i'll ask anyway.

    I have some movies that will freeze at certain points in the movie every time it is played. usually if i skip ahead a bit it will play some more, but then freeze again. Funny thing is that i can still hear sound playing for a short time after video stops, then the sound stops. Is there any way to fix this? any programs or anything?
     
  2. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    this is techincally a "software" issue, so you are in the wrong forum, but it could be the player you are running? which is...???
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    the latest WMP
     
  4. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    it could be a problem with the encoding of the video...
     
  5. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    well, i just realized that it's almost every movie i try to play. some slow down more than others, almost to a frame or 2 per second.
     
  6. Codasmd

    Codasmd Old School XPeriencer

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    Have you tried others players?

    Maybe Divx or vidiomi

    Divx - Works well for the most part. Have had a few problems with stopping the movie, then sound doesnt sync up.

    or

    Vidomi - This one works for the most part too. Some issues with "green screen" but can be corrected with a little work.

    I assume these are downloads you're trying to play right?

    Maybe try the latest divers for you vid card?
     
  7. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    what spec is your system? if it's not a very fast computer, try turning down the hardware acceleration in the tools > options > performance tab in WMP9
     
  8. big_dave

    big_dave Guest

    how the movie is encoded has something to do with it doesnt it?

    to do with codecs?
     
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    sounds like you need DivX anti freeze, stops it locking at a bad frame. its in the kazaa lite codec pack www.k-lite.tk
     
  10. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Gonzo, i have that already, but it doesn't seem to work all the time. do i have to have it open/running all the time when i play the movie or does it work even when it's not open?