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Pooh

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#1
I have Nero Showtime 2 and when I view things on it with my DVD burner (Pioneer), the movie (DVD-R) runs slow and the sound gets all messed up. The DVD works fine on my external DVD player. Just any DVD played on my computer runs too slow and the sound is distorted.

What do you think is the problem?? I would love any suggestions and answers. Thanks in advance.
 
#2
Drivers.

Right now I can't play DVD or AVI files on this computer that work fine on a slower one. It just started recently and I think it has to do with the ATI AIW Multimedia drivers I have installed.

Ugly but here is what you have to do:
Update the MB drivers.
Update the sound card drivers and any video capture card drivers.
If that doesn't wotk uninstall the sound and video drivers then reinstall them.
If that doesn't work uninstall the showtime and any other players then reinstall.

This is the third case of video not playing right in the last week (including mine). Somebody must have put out a bad update. Or maybe it was that last Windows media file security update a few weeks back. But both my computers have that and one is working great.

Sigh...

After following my own advice (for 3 hours) I isolated it.

The DIVX codecs needed to be updated:
http://download.divxmovies.com/DivXPlay.exe
 
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Update the divx codecs first.

Also update the xvid codecs:
http://download.divxmovies.com/XviD-1.1.0-30122005.exe

Divx is used for older DVD/vid files.
Xvid is trhe newer open source codec used for DVD and video files.

Then if that doesn't work then try the uninstall/reinstall

For checking the bios settings you typically press Del (it may be a different key for your bios) during power on. A blue menu will pop up. Select advanced and look for on board sound (enable/disable).

To uniunstall/reinstall the SBlive:
start-control panel-system-hardware-device manager-sound right click the SBlive and select properties. Uninstall will be an option.
 
#8
Ok. So you've tried the following:

-Made sure MB sound is turned off.
-Set all the sliders no more than half way up on the volume control.
-Updated the divx and xvid codecs.
-Uninstalled and reinstalled the SBlive card in device manager.

It still looks like a driver/codec issue.

Download a file called vlc.exe (at www.majorgeeks.com) it is a small multimedia player that will handle just about anything. Try playing a video with vlc. If it works then the problem is in the drivers/codecs somewhere. vlc would play files even when all my other players were doing the same as yours.

Duh- did you update the neroshowtime software? Nero does major updates every few months.
 
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Pooh said:
I have Nero Showtime 2 and when I view things on it with my DVD burner (Pioneer), the movie (DVD-R) runs slow and the sound gets all messed up. The DVD works fine on my external DVD player. Just any DVD played on my computer runs too slow and the sound is distorted.

What do you think is the problem?? I would love any suggestions and answers. Thanks in advance.
What about files played off of the hard disk?
 
#19
There are 2 ribbon cable connectors on the MB for HD's/Cd/DVD. The HD's should go to the one and the CD/DVD go to the other.

Sometimes the builder will put a HD and a CD/DVD on one cable into a single connector on the MB to save a buck. It shouldn't make any difference with XP and the newer players, but it's worth checking.

You need to re-install the SBlive drivers. Here's the link for the latest:
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/
 

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