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Jerky DVD Playback

Question: Jerky DVD Playback


I have recently done a restore of my system and now when i try to play DVDs the title menu is in black and white and the playback is jerky. I have tried WMP and PowerDVD but both are the same, also video files play fine - its just DVDs. I got the latest codecs and checked to make sure the Primary IDE channel was in DMA - it was. Baffled.

Thanks a lot.

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I can watch some videos on the same site with no problems but some are real jerky in the sound and image.

See how this one looks to you:

I am using WMP Classic with every codec I can find.

Answer:Jerky Playback On MP

It seems to be ok for me Deke. There's a bit of jumping around in the bits taken in the dark from a car but I think the jerks are down to the camera/camera holder rather than anything to do with streaming/downloading/your computer. I'm using cable broadband just for info. In sumary I think the jerks are in the car, not on your computer

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Question: jerky dvd playback

when i play dvds on my laptop,the picture is jerky but sound fine,ive downloaded k lite codec pack to see if this is the playback via usb stick is fine just seems to be dvds that are effected.dma is enabled for the dvd drive,any help would be much its a new laptop one month old

Answer:jerky dvd playback

Commercial DVD's or home made? What decoder (playback) program?

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I have a 4 year old 1 Ghz speed Mesh computer with a 32Mb Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 graphics card. For viewing DVDs I have the version of PowerDVD that came with the PC. Operating system is XP Home. Drivers for the graphics card are up to date (as judged by XP).There is a problem viewing some DVDs. Sound is uninterrupted, but the picture continually stops and starts, as if the graphics card can't keep up with the DVD. The strange thing is, the problem only occurs on Warner Brothers DVDs. Also; the same thing occurs on all my Warner Brothers DVDs without exception. Does anyone understand what's going on here?

Answer:Jerky DVD playback...sometimes

At a guess it seems that WB discs have a lot more data to pass.Jerky repro is usually indicative of lack of memory.Make sure that you have no programs running the B/Gthat could be closed down.A copy of Enditall -click here will help here

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Question: Jerky DVD playback

I have jerky DVD playback on my laptop!

I am running a PIII 1100, 496 megs RAM and Windows XP, plus WinDVD decoder and a variety of players.

Until yesterday it was playing DVD movies perfectly, now suddenly they look really jerky.

The sound seems fine, and audio CDs play fine. It's just the video images that are bad.

Why the sudden change? Any ideas?



(I tried to send this earlier but i don't think it worked - don't penalise me if this is the second time!)

Answer:Jerky DVD playback

Good question would be what has changed since the last time you used it and it performed correctly.

Install any new software, hardware ????
Change resoloution settings for video ????
Make any changes to the dvd player?????

What about background tasks running, if you use control alt delete and end task on unnecessary tasks does the playback improve?

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Question: Jerky HD Playback

Hey Guys

Hello to everyone this is my first post.
I was wondering if someone could help me,i am having problems playing back all HD content 720 or 1080. Picture jerks a few times and sound becomes unsynced with the picture and i cant get it back to normal.

I have installed the latest k-lite pack and the latest media player i even tried the latest nvidia driver for vista.

I have a
P4 3.2
2 gig ram
Nvidia 8600GT

Hope someone can help me out.

Answer:Jerky HD Playback

I donít have so much idea regarding this subject. Just I suggest you to take steps accordingly.
Digital Video Editing

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Question: Jerky DVD playback

I have a problem on an old computer running XP Pro and Power DVD 4. The computer is a P2 450 with 256M, Voodoo3 16M graphics card and Sound Blaster 128 sound card. The video stream is jerky. On looking at Windows Task Manager Performance it shows CPU usage at 100%. I have DMA enabled on both Primary and Secondary IDE channels. The hard disc is freshly formatted under NTFS and the only thing running which takes resources is the wireless LAN adapter. If that is disabled the video improves slightly and CPU usage hovers between 90 to 100%. If I remove the sound card and have the LAN disabled, then I get smooth video with CPU usage down to about 60 to 70%. I have tried swapping the DVD drive from Secondary Master to Primary Slave.I have a lesser computer, with the same configuration, Windows XP Pro, a P2 350 with 128M with an ATI 32M graphics card, same sound card, same wireless LAN adapter, and it runs Power DVD 4 perfectly showing CPU usage hovering between 50 to 60%. I have swapped the graphics cards over, the RAM, the Pentium processors, the DVD drives, and still cannot get the DVD to run smoothly on the higher spec computer. I have dropped the screen resolution from a normal 1024 x 768, 32 bit colour, 75hz refresh, down to 800 x 600, 16 bit colour, 60hz refresh, and still poor video. The hard discs are identical. Both computers run the same version of DirectX.The only fundamental difference between the two computers is the mother board, both are PC Partner BX boards using VIA... Read more

Answer:Jerky DVD playback

I would have thought it must be to do with the software environment, after all you have tried with the hardware. Have you gone through and disabled every piece of software you can think of?Also, have you got the DVD drive set to DMA on both systems, and have you got the Via 4-in-1 drivers up to revision? - these make big difference to IDE performance. Have you got the DVD on a seperate IDE channel to the main HDD?

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Question: jerky DVD playback

When playing a dvd with realplayer or powerdvd, it is not smooth and keeps stopping and starting?I have downloaded that lastest driver for my graphocs card.I have xp.

Answer:jerky DVD playback

Have you got DMA enabled on your DVD drive?

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Question: Jerky DVD Playback

I have an external USB 2.0 Freecom Classic DVD+/-RW which I run on a desktop through a USB 1.1 connection with Windows 2000, P4 1.5Ghz with 256Mb RAM, Nvidia TNT64 32mb Graphics Card and Realtek AC97 Soundcard.Using the free RoxioDVD player bundled the playback is always jerky (sound and video). When I first got the player I played a DVD and everything seemed fine. I have connected to my laptop running XP and USB 2.0 with P4 2.8Ghz 512Mb RAM and integrated graphics and sound card. The DVD playback with the same software runs fine on this although I have just run it again and looked at the Task Manager which even on the laptop was showing between 90-100% CPU usage!Is this a software problem or hardware issue? I flashed the firmware on the Freecom Classic and had to return it for replacement, so would hope to find a solution that did not involve updating the firmware. The only other thing I can think of is that I connect via USB 1.1 but I don't think this is the real issue.I have tried the Freecom Tech support with poor response i.e none so far!!

Answer:Jerky DVD Playback

You have two problems your graphics is not very good and you are using a External USB1.1 that is slow DVD drive

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Question: Jerky playback?

Hi all,

I get this intermittent problem with MCE when watching recorded programs. The playback will become "jerky" and quite often the sound will be normal.

I've tried reformatting but I still get the problem. I've got the latest graphics cards drivers and codecs.

Does anyone have any ideas?



Answer:Jerky playback?

Have you checked your hardware to make sure that all is running well? What about your Reliability and Performance reports? Is it possible another program starts running in the background (for example, something that is network intensive, as for some odd reason the new UI doesn't like necessarily mixing network activity and sound activity)?

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I am playing some MP3's on my PC which I have played before without issue but now it is as if they are scratched records, jumping and missing with annoying regularity.I am using a Creative Soundblaster Live Digital 5.1 card through a set of 5 Videologic surroundsound speakers with a SubWoofer.Any suggestions?

Answer:MP3 playback 'jerky'

Would think some other program is hogging your CPU power.

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Question: Jerky MP4 playback

I own a Toshiba Gigashot HD camcorder (a brilliant camcorder) and I have been recording video in 1280◊720 MPEG-4 format.

However, when I playback any video on my computer it is very choppy and jerky. It skips irregularly every couple of seconds or so.

It is jerky if I play it on QuickTime or VLC but if I play it on "PIXELA ImageMixer 3 for Toshiba" there is no jerkiness.

This isn't a good solution though because this is an editing program and it isn't paticularly appropriate for playback of videos.

Can anyone explain why the playback of my videos could be like this?

Answer:Jerky MP4 playback

Hmm, I think it's probably computer spec tbh because the videos play absolutely fine on my dad's incredibly fast Apple Mac.

I thought that my laptop woud have definately been fast enough with its processors and 3GB of RAM so is the onboard graphics card a problem?

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I have a Dell Mini 9 that I upgraded with a 120 gig solid state harddrive and a 2 gig RAM. I installed Windows 7 professional and now I have jerky and slow computer response and video playback. I don't know how to diagnosis the problem to know how to fix it.

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1)Win7 Pro. takes a lot of resources , 3GB Ram would be better, if you cannot upgrade further, if you have a Spare SD card of at Least 4GB (6 or more would be better) you could try using as a Readyboost, should help a bit
2)McAfee although good, takes up a Lot of Resources, you could try the Free Microsoft Security Essentials 2 (Released in December of 2010), it is rated very high and eats Way Less resources.
3)Try also checking your Start up programs , go to Msconfig/Startup tab and see what you can safely eliminate from starting up.

4)If you do try MSE instead of McAfee, make sure to properly remove McAfee first

Good luck and have a Happy New Year

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I recently decided it was time to download a decent dvd codec for the old media player so I could start watching movies on my computer.

I went to Nvidia's website and got one of theirs, and everything is working fine except for a few minor issues.

1) The image looks somewhat grainy. I don't know if this is simply because I'm used to watching movies on a tv, and things just look different coming from a computer monitor, or maybe because you sit closer to a computer monitor than a tv, but I was wondering if there was anything that could be done to clear that up.

2) When the action in the movie starts getting hectic, and a sudden movement happens (I.E. a car zooms by, or a person makes a sudden abrupt movement) it's like the movie skips and jumps ahead a few frames like it can't keep up or something, what gives?

Computer specs...

-windows xp pro
-windows media player 11
-the codec is the Nvidia pure video decoder (Bronze version)
-Nvidia Geforce 8800 gts graphics card
-Monitor is a samsung 22 inch(widescreen) refresh set at 60 hertz
-DirectX version 9
-Drivers for the video card are current
-Windows updates are current

If anyone has even a slight fix for these, let me know. I will greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Jerky DVD playback on WMP11

Not sure about this, but try going into Start > Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware Tab > Device Manager > expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers > Double click the Channel that the DVD drive is on that you're playing it from (Primary/Secondary) > Advanced Settings Tab > Switch Transfer mode to DMA if Available

That should work!

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Jerky video playbackI've been running VHS video clips copied onto my home computer and then transferred to my laptop in school. The film is very jerky, though the audio file is fine. I've noticed that the processor (celeron 1133mhz) is working at over 90% capacity while the video is running. Is the processor too slow or is there insufficient RAM (256 SDRAM)? How fast would the processor need to be to ensure smooth running pictures? I've tried ringing DELL but they say it's a software issue and aren't interested.

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I have a Athlon 750Mhz with 512MB Ram based machine and that plays video back with no jerkiness. So Dells comment may have value. What software are you using (inc OS)

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Capturing some Mini-DV video the picture is very jerky. Checking already captured stuff that has been transferred to DVDs I find the AVI masters are also now jerky but mpeg1 masters play OK.
I suspect that the problem stems from the PC - could it be the graphics cardor something else?
Windows XP Home, Pentium dual core 2.60GHz ram: 4GB DDR2
Video Card: Nvidea GeForce GTS250 HardDriveCapacity: 500GB.

Answer:Jerky video playback

"Capturing some Mini-DV video the picture is very jerky", do you mean you are getting dropped frames during the actual capture process?
Is this a new problem that's just started or have you just recently started capturing video and it's been like this from the start?
Are you connecting your camcorder to your pc with a firewire lead, not a usb lead?

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OK, this is something I cannot quite put my fingers on.

Video playback on my new Compaq F762AU notebook (AMD Turion TL-60 2GHz, 2GB RAM, Windows XP Home SP2, built-in nVIDIA geforce 7000M) looks as if the camera used to shoot the clip was dragged across the sand. The viewing transition or anything that moves can be perceived as stopping every quarter of a second - oddly enough the audio is not affected. It's not jerky enough so as to make any video unwatchable, you understand, but quite noticeable and very annoying. Panning scenes are a pain to watch, and this jerky-motion in action is also very noticeable during the credits at the end of the clip/movie. This happens to ALL video clips, regardless of the codec - codec reinstalls and even system reformats fail to give the matter a close. And it also keeps happening despite (one of or combination of more of the following:

1) using various players (WMP, Winamp, VLC)
2) Disconnecting from the Internet
3) Disabling anything running in the background
4) updating to the latest system and graphics drivers
5) playing the clip/video from HDD/ flash drive or DVD (DVD-video or data disc)

CPU usage during video watching is rarely above 20%.

I'm at my wit's end. Please help.

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My computer is an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB RAM. I have a Jetway N2GAP motherboard with an nvidia nForce2 integrated graphics processor. And I am running Windows XP SP1.

Sometimes when I am watching a DVD that has been backed up to my hard disk, every 20 seconds or so, the picture kind of seizes, and then speeds up to catch up with the audio. And when I am playing games, the screen also freezes for a second or two and then resumes.

What could be casuing the problem, and could anyone help me resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi, my dad is having problems playing video files on his computer. It will play a couple of seconds then stop for a second or so then play for a couple of seconds and so on and it's REALLY frustrating!!! His spec, AMD K6 450Mhz, 350MBish of SDRAM, 32Mb ATI Rage Fury graphics card, is not very good by today's standards but I would have thought it enough to play a movie.

Does anybody have any idea what could be the problem behind this? I believe that my dad has the latest drivers.

BTW the operating system is Windows XP.

Answer:Video Playback Jerky

Despite what Microsoft may say XP can run on you are indeed pushing it ... go back to 98/ME and you'll probably find your 'video' will play a lot better.

You could try and turn off ?the bells & whistles? but your system really is lacking to run XP.

The minimum I would suggest to run XP would be an 800/1000 CPU + 256mb ram.

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My computer is an AMD Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB RAM. I have a Jetway N2GAP motherboard with an nvidia nForce2 integrated graphics processor. And I am running Windows XP SP1.

Sometimes when I am watching a DVD that has been backed up to my hard disk, every 10 seconds or so, the picture kind of seizes, and then speeds up to catch up with the audio. And when I am playing games, the screen also freezes for a second or two and then resumes.

What could be casuing the problem, and could anyone help me resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:RE: Jerky video during DVD playback

Have you considered purchasing an actual video card and disabling the on-board video device?

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After much investigation I have established that my relatively new StarTech 7 channel USB Audio Adapter External Sound Card is the cause of my jerky video playback - disconnected all is fine except no sound - connected, even after latest software download, videos become unwatchable. My operating system is Windows XP and all my system checks are OK, I have adequate RAM and free HD space, Does anyone know of a solution or is it dustbin time for the StarTech card?

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I have been playing video clips (embedded in websites like youtube etc) satisfactorily for a long time using Windows XP.
In the last few days these clips will only play in a very jerky way with no smooth stream. I cannot figure out the problem. I haven't changed anything recently like new software etc.
I'd really appreciate any help that anyone can give. Thanks

Answer:Jerky Video Playback

Do you have the latest version of Flash?

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I know this has been covered before in a number of different ways, but I'm a bit lost.I have a neat Samsung NC10 notebook that is doing all I ask of it.However video sources seem a little jerky in their playback.Youtube videos play ok but are not smooth as expected.I have a new camera a Lumix LX3. This creates HD .mov files and these do not play back smoothly either.I have tried downloading Quicktime alternative, but it didn't seem to help, plus I admit I was at a loss as to what boxes to tick or untick.I then tried the K-Lite pack, but again there are so many options I'm unsure what to do!In any event I have not been able to find a quick and tidy solution.Hope you can help/offer guidance.Thanks in advance.

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It's just a case of hardware specs. I'm afraid...Poor old lappy isn't (and was not designed for) All that Video playback.Sad..But trueIf you can't have a high spec PC. and need a laptop that will do the kind pf thing you mention, then:click hereAs you can see..HUGE price hit.

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Hi. I always had problems playing HD videos (i.e. 1280x720) and thought they'd be solved when I increased my RAM from 1Gb to 4Gb. Unfortunately, such videos are still a little jerky when played. Could the reason be my 'video card'? I'm not too sure about these things - would the card be built into the motherboard given that none of the slots on the back of the PC case have been used? Here's how the company who bult the PC described it:
Graphics Card 512MB GEFORCE 7300GS (256MB SMA) PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

And here's how it appears with Yamicsoft's 'Windows 7 Manager':
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
VideoProcessor: GeForce 7300 GS AdapterRAM: 256MB
VideoMemoryType: Unknown AdapterDACType: Integrated RAMDAC
InfFilename: nv_lh.inf (nv_G7x)
InstalledDisplayDrivers: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2umx.dll, nvwgf2um
DriverVersion: DriverDate: 02/04/2009 01:00:00
PNPDeviceID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01DF&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\4&E0C58C3&0&0010
VideoArchitecture: VGA Resolution: 1024 * 768 Pixels
CurrentNumberOfColors: 4294967296 ValidRefreshRate: 56 - 75 Hz
CurrentRefreshRate: 75 Hz CurrentBitsPerPixel: 32 Bits

Many thanks for all suggestions/advice received.

Answer:Jerky playback of HD videos

Uninstall any codecs you have and install the 32bit & 64 bit addon codecs from Sharks codecs site and see how it goes.

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When I playback HD Video on my 1080p LCD it jerks occasionally - like its dropping frames...

I have a Core-i7 860 (8 threads @ 2.8Ghz) and an ATi HD 5770 ... all connected via HDMI

Iam using Windows 7 64-Bit and MPC Home Cinema with 64-Bit K-lite Codec Pack - it does the same with WMP

can anyone help?

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I want to create a flyby type movie presentation based on the NASA program "World Wind". This program produces a 3D image of the Earths surface. The program is very much like Google Earth but produces a much better 3D image.My computer cannot cope with the play back of the recorded movie which shows the terrain from a fly over or flyby perspective. The movie in fact grinds to a halt sometimes and is jerky for the rest of the movie. DirectX is being being used.Please could anyone advise me on what model of computer would be best for dealing with this work?Thank you for any help.

Answer:Jerky movie playback

it depends on your machine spec at present etc, how much memory and stuff graphics etcjohnny

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Playback on DVD and Windows media player has recently become jerky, plays OK for about three seconds and the gives a short jump. Does this repeatidly.Cleaned and reset RAM.1200mz Duron. Dual boot XP and ME.512 meg ramMSI motherboard. 450 watt PSU.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Movie playback jerky

redshift300,Do you have a hardware decoder?.

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Alright, I think I know the answer but I'll put it out there maybe someone has a suggestion. So far, the drives have been replaced, the cable has been replaced, the OS win2k has been reloaded, so the only thing left is the motherboard, where am I wrong here. If this turns out to be the mobo I will no longer recommend Gigabyte moboz, this is 2 out of 3 that I've had that have had something that died, one the LAN quit, and now this.

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Jerky playback you say? Tried installing a decent codec pack? So far Vip3r's encoding pack seems to be the best i've come across. Sorted out my choppy playback on movies that skipped all the time.

Also check your buffering and swap file. See what system resources are being used. Might be something simple like not enough free memory too.


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Till recently, I have been watching DVDs on my Toshiba Satellite 5005 (1GHz, 512MB, WinXP Pro) without any trouble.
One signficant recent addition is a virtual drive used by my Rio Karma about a month ago. Not sure if it's related (can't uninstall because I don't have the driver CD with me to reinstall) -- can't see why it would be -- but DVD playback with any software is jerky, seemingly because CPU utilisation is at 100%.
The driver for my DVD-rom drive hasn't changed, what could possibly be slowing down my drive reads -- and how can I troubleshoot this?


Answer:(Solved) Jerky DVD Playback

First read this article in case it relates to your issue :

If not then you might want to go :

Start > Run type DXDIAG - and click on Video or Graphics Tab/s. Check your Hardware Acceleration as it can help to adjust this up or down.

Also what DVD Prog are you using ? Win Media Player ? Power DVD ?

If need be, try getting a freebie from these sites :

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It mainly seems to be a problem with widescreen videos that aren't in "HD" mode...

This video is very choppy: YouTube - Bat For Lashes - Daniel (HD)

The same video in HD is smooth: YouTube - Bat For Lashes - Daniel (HD)

This video is very jerky: YouTube - [subtitles] Shaheen Jafargholi (HQ) Britain's Got Talent 2009

Same video with "&fmt=6" added is smooth (but more pixellated): YouTube - [subtitles] Shaheen Jafargholi (HQ) Britain's Got Talent 2009

I don't know what's going on here. The same happens in both Firefox and IE. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Flash. I tried updating my video drivers. No effect. I posted this in a different forum and someone replied saying that all videos played smooth on his fast computer, but it doesn't seem to be a speed issue. Task Manager reveals no high CPU usage (remains at around 20% or lower).

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I have a U300 13U and since getting it I've been unable to watch DVD's because the playback is so jerky. I have tried many different DVD player programs and it makes no difference. I have tried installing many video codecs but the problem persists. The DVD drive reads audio CDs fine so I don't think it's a problem with that. Other things i've thought it might be are:

- problems with the video/graphics card?
- need for a memory upgrade (though 2GB should be more than enough for a DVD)?
- issues with vista (and it's general drain on the CPU)?

Just wondering if anyone else has had similar problems and whether anyone thinks it's worth upgrading the RAM or installing XP?

All advice appreciated.


Answer:Satellite U300-13U - DVD playback is jerky


Have you tried the VLC media player for DVDs? Few days ago I also noticed some issues with DVD playback on Windows media player but with VLC media player I never had a problem.
The player is freeware and easy to use. Use Google to find it.

Are you running the factory settings or have you installed your own Windows version?
Have you installed all service packs and updates?

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Hello there, I'm new to this forum and techy stuff in general, so please forgive me if I come off as a total idiot (or if this has been posted in the wrong area [mods please move it for me if it is]).

The issue here is video playing on my computer. For some reason whenever I try to play videos it becomes extremely jerky. The video and audio hiccups and trying to watch is a pain. Whether the video is on the internet (such as youtube) or whether I'm playing video files on the computer (although in general it's not as horrible). Furthermore, when I try to play videos that I record on my HD film camera on the computer, the same lagginess happens.

I looked at the CPU usage while the videos were playing and I found out that for youtube the usage hovers between 30-50% for a short while before steadily climbing to around 95-100% and staying there. The video smoothness corresponds with the usage: the lower, the smoother. I've included a screenshot for reference (note: the sharp drop in the CPU usage you can see is due to me pressing the pause button before playing it again).

When I try to view videos in HD there's no steady climb; it's just one huge jump to around 100% from the start and everything lags like crazy.

I also included a screenshot of the processes that are running at the same time, arranged according to memory usage. Do you see anything unusual with them (besides the blanked out user name. I did that on purpose)?

When I try running... Read more

Answer:Extremely jerky video playback. Help!

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for some reason when i try to play dvds in full screen mode in media player 10 they are very jerky and unwatchable. ive tryd fiddlin wif the preformance tools but it doesnt help if its on low quality or high. It cant be my computer (athlon64 3000+, 1GB, 128mb 6600GT, samsung dvdrw etc). Help plse!

Answer:DVD playback jerky when full screen

try turning off video hardware acceleration

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Okay, I'm having trouble with playback on some HD videos. It shouldn't be a hardware related problem because I can play some 1080p videos fine, but others (even in 720p)are really jerky. It's not like too slow jerky.. the picture will just freeze for 15-20 seconds while the audio continues. I'm at a loss because it only occurs with some videos, and other videos of the same format (usually x264) play fine. And it doesn't seem to be a problem with the actual video because it doesn't freeze in the same place every time.

I've updated all of my codecs (K-Lite 4.0) and my video card drivers (Radeon 9800pro) and the problem still persists. It's really annoying because I can still watch the videos if I pause every time it freezes it will catch up and work fine for another 30 seconds or so.

I'm using Media Player Classic, I tried Windows Media Player 10 and it still freezes up.

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Having made a video with a digital camcorder and processed it in an editing program and transfered it to CD I find that it will not play correctly. It replays in fits and jerks, apparently leaving out short pieces of film with the sound track complete but slightly distorted.However if I transfer the file from CD back to the PC and then play from this it plays as it should. Any suggestions?

Answer:Jerky playback of video on home CD

How fast is your cd player? it sounds as if the info is not getting form you cd to video card fast enough.

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Got an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop, approx. 3y old. Dual core AMD processor and 2GB RAM, running Vista. Over the past few months I?ve noticed video playback problems on iPlayer, YouTube, etc. All is OK for up to about 1-2 mins, then the picture either freezes or becomes very jerky for for 15-30 seconds, then plays again, then freezes again, etc. When this happens the CPU usage jumps from about 25% to 100% and then back again. It?s not just streamed content; I get the same problem on playing downloaded files including .mpg types, and even on DVD playback. I?ve updated the video drivers (ATI Radeon Express 1100), cleaned all the junk out of the system, cleaned the registry, scanned for malware, updated the system BIOS, disabled the Avast AV protection, changed browsers and players, and just about every other trick I know! Nothing makes any difference. All other functionality seems fine; it?s just video playback that is the issue. I really can?t think what to try next?HELP!

Answer:Jerky video playback with 100% CPU usage

Have you installed the latest Codecs?

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I've followed the trouble shooter instructions for display problems, namely a flickering and jerky display and audio but haven't had any luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?


Answer:Satellite A10 - flickering/jerky DVD playback

I had the same problem on my 1800-814 which seems to have insufficient resources to play a DVD under normal conditions without hiccuping. I got it to play smoothly by turning off almost every other program that was showing in the bottom right toolbar.
If that's not enough you could see if you can find anything else running that's not vital for the moment in the Windows Task Manager.

Message was edited by: exseadog

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I'm really confused. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, and uninstalling and reinstalling flash,
but none if it seemed to work. Videos play smoothly on IE, but on FireFox, playback is jerky. By that I mean,
when videos start, it's fine, but a few seconds into a video, the picture in the video freezes for a split second
and continues to where the audio is because the audio in the video doesn't lag with the picture in the video.
And it happens continuously throughout the videos. It's hard to explain, but I hope that makes sense.
This happens to all videos I watch, whether it be on Youtube or Google. I don't know what is causing this.
Please help.

Answer:video playback on firefox is jerky...

Produce a link to a video please.

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I haven't played a DVD on the computer for some time, playback was ok before. Tried a DVD today and playback is very jerky with stuttering sound, this is on all players PowerDVD, WMP, Real Player, and Nero. Any opinions?

Answer:Jerky Video Playback, stuttering sound

Spyware, out of date drivers/codecs, lack of free memory or processor power (not necessarily in that order).

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Hi there

I've just bought an nb200 notebook. I am very pleased with it. I bought it as all the reviews said it played BBC iPlayer content without a problem. this is true, but I have also downloaded the "BBC iPlayer Desktop" application, so I can download shows and watch them on the train where there is no internet.

unfortunately I've found that shows downloaded are stuttery and jumpy. I've put the battery usage profile on max performance and still the problem remains.

Is there anything I can do to boost performance slightly so that the video plays smoothly? Normal streaming iPlayer and mpg divx movies play fine. It's just the BBC iPlayer desktop stuff that I have problems with.

Any ideas would be really appreciated.


Answer:NB200 - BBC iPlayer Desktop jerky playback

The earlier Atom CPU's cannot render high quality/resolution video efficiently, so either the video format is too demanding (choose a lower video resolution if possible), or you need to use more efficient codecs.

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Thought this problem may be related to a virus / rootkit, so I posted in the security area and was kindly helped by that department and all test showed my systems ok

So it must be something else common....

For the past 3 or 4 years I have been trying to get a DJ video system up and running, I previously have purchased Hi spec motherboards, rapster harddrives, a range of powerful graphics cards etc.

I have never been happy with the video output whilst playing vob video files from my hard drives after ripping the files from my Music video DVD's

they always played choppy and jerky from the hard drive on ALL my pc's, (this is where I keep moaning about all my systems having performance issues!!)

I have also tried a range of ATI and Nvidia video Cards

So a month ago I purchased a top spec Intel I7 system 6gigs of DDR3 etc, etc, so no one could say my hardware was under spec.
When I played my ripped vob video files on the new system bang still choppy playback and this is on every pc I have Win7/XP

The issues seem more visual with NTSC video files (29 frames)

So I contacted a video company in the uk this week who transfer video formats as a service and spoke to a gentleman about my problems

I sent him the VOB video file that plays Jerky & Choppy on every machine here, he tried it on his vista machine and he tells me it plays perfect. ??

Point 1) I know its Not my Ripp as it played ok on another totally isolatted PC (I use DVD decrypter to rip my v... Read more

Answer:Jerky Glitch Video Playback On All My PC's (NTSC) Please help

when you are playing a file whether it be from a read only dvd or a file on your hard drive the media is not being written to it is only being read.
you said your playback is choppy across all your computers but not the computer that you sent the file to.
there is your difference.
find out what program the specialist used for playback
how did you send the file to the specialist?

if you are getting poor playback from a rip it is usually due to a bad rip, low frame rates or poor processing but you said that the specialist could playback fine so you have to find out why he could play it and you can't.

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I've managed to copy a brief 3 minute VHS video extract into a Powerpoint presentation using Movie Player 2 (.wmv file) and played it today in front of a class. There were two problems:1. the audio was too low (the amplified speakers are '160 watts PMPO' - are they the problem?)2. The frames didn't run smoothly. Is this because the compression ratio is too high or the processor on my laptop (Celeron 1100mhz) too slow?

Answer:Jerky digitised video and low audio on playback

some Video buffs on here - will bump this thread and keep it at top. They will probably help.Bodi

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I got a new laptop: Acer Aspire 5517 with an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics chip.
When I watch videos, whether it's on youtube or hulu or DVDs, the video is only good when it's small. When I expand to full screen, it automatically gets jumpy.

It's the worse with It's not a buffer issue because it happens when there is a full buffer. There's a night and day difference from the small screen to full screen. It is not a 'pixelation' issue due to compressed video from The picture is relatively clear, it's just jerky (not a smooth frame rate, so to speak)

Any advice? The worst part is that my old laptop, a really crappy 4 year old dell, played all videos well.

Answer:Bad/jerky full screen video playback

Install and run superantispyware and check for malware.

Defrag your drive and make sure all your drivers (especially video) are up to date.

Hope that fixes it.

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Just installed a new hard drive in my Satellite Pro A120. Done a full new Vista install, installed all the drivers but video playback is jerky/choppy. Even google earth is juddery. It didnt use to be like this with the original hard drive.

Has I got a driver issue somewhere? I think its the 945 chipset.

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - Jerky vide playback after installing new HDD

Have you noticed the same behaviour with ?High performance? power plan?
By the way, which Satellite Pro do you have exactly?

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Does anyone else have this problem?  I have power mgmt @ high performance, notebook is plugged in. Drivers updated and still jerky.  Is there a way to back down resolution without making the screen size smaller? Any other way to get movies to play nice?  I have a lenovo s10 that plays the same movies beautifully. I have 3GB mem and 7200rpm HD. I just got this thing and so far all I can say is it sucks.  I wish I could return. Thanks for any help. Rho

Answer:Problems with Itunes movie playback on x100e - very jerky CPU @ 100%

You can, just call your sales agent. Or sell it on eBay. Are you at the latest ATI drivers as well, or just via Lenovo's site?

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Yesterday everything was fine and then today suddenly youtube vids and dvd's that played fine are now freezing up and jerky, I checked CPU usage and it is at 100% when I try to play a video and firefox has become slower.

Only possible cause I can think of is that I've downloaded something unknowingly that's causing this OR the first thing i did with my computer today was insert a DVD disk that has special rom features that include a game that automatically runs when the disk is inserted, I escaped out of the function and switched to play the movie in cyberlink and the video was incredibly jerky. I stopped the disk and then noticed the sudden youtube problem with video playback. Ironically wmv play fine, a little jerky at the very beginning but then plays smoothly.

What I've tried so far:
-Running antispyware and deleting cookies
-Uninstalling and reinstalling firefox (though its the same with explorer but I thought it was worth a try)
-System Cleanup
-Tried running videos with spyware and avast off
-System Restore
-Reinstalled Codec Pack

I'm at a loss and i'm deathly afraid of messing with the drivers without any strange yesterday everything worked fine, thanks for any help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:39 PM, on 6/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

Answer:Solved: Youtube and DVD Playback Suddenly Freezing/Jerky

Nothing unusual in the scanlog.

Any other issues? Slow to boot, programs opeining slow, processes in the task manager using up too much CPU?

I would have expected a System Restore to have fixed this possiblility but check anyway:

Here's what you want to do to check, other than just downloading and running the script right off the bat -- which you could do too >>

If you open the Device Manager (run devmgmt.msc) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is Ultra DMA or PIO?

If it says PIO or even just DMA (rather than “ULTRA” DMA, first ensure "Use DMA if Available” is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.

*note that the above will not apply to RAID drive configurations.

Alternately you can run the script on this page >>

>> note you must see the script as a .VBS file with the vbs icon; if you don't you have not downloaded it properly. Use right click "save target as"

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When I put a disc in the computer's disc player, the audio and video playback is very crackly and stuttering. I really don't have any idea why, and it used to play just fine. Can anyone help me? If you do reply, please give clear instructions -- thanks!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 893 Mb
Graphics Card: 3DP Edition v10.04 (Radeon Xpress 200 Series), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147204 MB, Free - 111446 MB; D: Total - 5401 MB, Free - 2147 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D102GGC2
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: Audio/video playback jerky & crackly - Windows XP

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I gave another shot at installing the latest drivers for my Nvidia FX 570M, but it seems that CUDA does work well when there are other applications running in the background. When I play 1080p (or 720p)mkv files, there is a jerkyness, audio and video halts for a few seconds and then it resumes. With the old drivers from Lenovo, everything seemed fine, but the drivers did seem to have a few bugs in the interface, or retaining the settings for increased refresh rate.   Does anyone else have these issues? Thanks,   NVIDIA System Information report created on: 05/29/2011 12:04:56[Display]Operating System:    Windows 7, 64-bit (Service Pack 1)DirectX version:    11.0GPU processor:        Quadro FX 570MDriver version:        270.61DirectX support:    10CUDA Cores:        32Core clock:        475 MHzShader clock:        950 MHzMemory clock:        702 MHz (1404 MHz data rate)Memory interface:    128-bitTotal available graphics memory:    2015 MBDedicated video memory:    256 MB GDDR3System video memory:    0 MBShared system memory:    1759 MBVideo BIOS version:          &nb... Read more

Answer:T61p Nvidia drivers - new drivers give jerky DXVA playback

It seems like the problem is a conflict with other applications that use hardware acceleration. I disabled it in Firefox, and now video playback is fine.  I wonder if I should alert Nvidia or Mozilla about the problem. Given the problem has consistently been with newer drivers, it seems like it is Nvidia's responsibility.

T61p T7500, Quadro FX 570M, 4GB, 60GB Patriot Pyro, XP ProX61t Tablet, L7300 Centrino vPro, Windows 7 Home 64-bittpfancontrol installed on all systems

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Hi,My computer has been irritating me for months with laggy typing, when I close programs they do not disappear from the bottom bar quickly, when I try to play Spider Solitaire, the cards deal and move jerkily.I scan with NOD32 daily (NOD32 is updated daily). I used to run a paid up version of Counter Spy but have removed it because I don't like the program. I also run a paid up version of The Ultimate Trouble Shooter (like SiSoft Sandra) but can discern nothing in the process descriptions that looks out of place.I followed the Hijackthis routine to the letter and saved the log which I am posting. I didn't post it at the time as I have never used a forum before and got a little nervous about it all....*sigh*After I did the Grinler/Hijackthis routine, the computer ran well but now it has gone bad again so I have to do something to preserve my sanity.I did install Zone Alarm but have not used it for a couple of weeks as I never seem to be able to manage personal firewalls very well. While I was running Zone Alarm the computer was fine and now it is not so I guess that tells me something.Anyway, this is my HijackThis log file from a couple of weeks ago. I have compared all the numbers to the numbers in the HijackThis tutorial and cannot see anything suspicious. Maybe somebody else can help. Thankyou.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:26:41 PM, on 29/10/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:&#... Read more

Answer:My Computer Is Jerky, Typing Laggy, Spider Solitaire Jerky

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.I don't find any indication of malware in your log. It sounds like you may have a hardware problem, possibly bad memory. You may want to post a new thread in the hardware forum.

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I built a PC in August and it runs very fast and plays games, videos and audio without issue. However, I have been getting occasional BSODs during youtube playback or when playing a video from my hard drive, even if i played the same video moments earlier without issue. I have updated all drivers windows updates, memtest to check ram but nothing seems to explain my PCs sudden desire to BSOD me.

I would be very very grateful if someone would have a look at some min-dumps for me and see if they can identify the issue as i have reached the limit of my computer diagnostic knowledge.

Answer:Intermitent BSOD during internet video playback or avi playback (Win7 Pro 64)

How many Passes did you allow for Memtest? I read your five most recent dumps and the were all of the same error as described below...

Your error is 0x124: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR and is described as "A fatal hardware error has occurred."

This error code and definition has replaced the older XP code 0x9C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION and though it is older the definition still is applicable: This is a hardware issue: an unrecoverable hardware error has occurred. The parameters have different meanings depending on what type of CPU you have but, while diagnostic, rarely lead to a clear solution. Most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU).

Honestly, this is a very difficult error to work with because as it says a clear diagnosis rarely comes forth and I have never seen a minidump with either error codes give a definitive answer. I know IT techs that don't like working with it. What makes it so difficult is that it can be any hardware in your system -- and I mean any. Your dumps simply cited hardware as the issue and nothing more definitive.

Here are some of the causes that were determined to be the source of 0x124/0x9C errors from posters here and abroad: NIC, DVD/CD drives, dust build up around the CPU that caused overheating of said CPU, bulging capacitors hidden by heatsink, corrupted memory, video card, psu, mo... Read more

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Here are my "relevant" system specs:
CPU: 5960X
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage V Extreme

This seemed to have worked fine under Windows 7, but it stopped working awhile ago, I "think" about the time I upgraded to Windows 10. My Line-in will not playback any audio through my headset, I'm looking at my Recording Devices and I notice that the microphone on my headset is receiving sound when I talk into it (the volume bars increase/decrease depending on how loud I talk), but after plugging my monitor into my Line-in and also trying my phone, I cannot seem to get more than 1 bar of sound. I tried two different cables, same results. I know for a fact that Realtek HD is detecting when I plug something into the port, as SupremeFX appears and wants me to confirm which port I plugged something into.

Can someone help me on the issue?

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Hello. I have some audio issues that are causing distortion whenever I watch videos on youtube or watch streams on twitch. I updated my flash and that didn't change anything. These issues just started within the last 3 days. I tried a system restore from two weeks ago and that didn't work. I double checked my sound drivers and they are up to date. This happens in both Firefox and Google Chrome. I started Firefox in safe mode with all addons disabled and it still happened. The distortion didn't really capture very well on the video even though I can hear it. You can hear it better in the beginning. And this happens on videos that are buffered, even if I wait 5 minutes, this still occurs. I can try a different video once I get back from school(have to leave right now) if you want to hear the distortion better.

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I convert video files to AVI and store on a ext HDD to playback through a USB connection on a home theatre system. After about an hour or so the video will freeze for a second or so then continue, this will continue a few times until the movie finishes.
I have also put a movie on a USB stick and the same thing happens so the only thing common to both is the home theatre.
Could it be that the information that is being supplied is too much or too fast for the theatre system and it can't keep up so it freezes?

Hope someone can help


Answer:video playback freezes on usb playback

If it were that the hardware "couldn't keep up", I would expect it to happen more every so many seconds or minutes. It is generally more noticeable and occurs soon after starting playback and is fairly consistent during the entire playback.

You could experiment with file types or encoding options to see if you can isolate the problem. AutoGK has a "standalone player" option.

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Got a dvd rw drive and installed it recently (sony dru-710a).

Drive seems to work properly, it can read disks, burn to dvds, etc.

When i try to play a dvd movie in it though, the playback is jumpy and irrelegular. Seems that it is causing my cpu to work at or near 100%, and i believe that is causing the bad playback.

Ive made sure that DMA was enabled for the drive. Ive also tried using multiple software packages for playback, with no real difference. Ive made sure the dvd itself is not faulty.

Systems spec:

amd 1.6ghz processor
512 mb ram
gf4 mx440 3d card
windows xp pro

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Dvd playback using excessive cpu, jumpy playback

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Question: Jerky TV.

So I bought this Digital TV Card, loaded the drivers etc, all systems go, only all ITV/Channel 4 channels are jerky in both pictures and sound. All BBC/Sky channels are spot-on, watch TV and surf the net at the same time.Gratefull for any ideas. Thanks all.

Answer:Jerky TV.

Ether get a better arial or and more memory. You may need a better graphics card as these can be a problem with TV

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Question: Jerky DVD

Hi,I have an older eMachine running Win2K pro. It has 256M of ram. It was playing DVD movie nicely for the longest time using Power DVD. Somehow, I don't know what I did, I think it was after I did a fresh reinstallation of Win 2K, it started playing very jerky    Does anyone know why?Thanks

Answer:Jerky DVD

Did you install the latest video driver after the fresh installation of Win 2K?  Does Device Manager indicate any problems?  Run dxdiag (Start, Run, and enter dxdiag), select the Display tab, and run the tests.  Any problems indicated there?

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Question: jerky pc

I'm not sure if this is a software prob, but my pc has started to get jerky, by this i mean the mouse pointer as it crosses the screen it will stop for a second then carry on. This also happens when i listen to music and it now has started to stop me from burning any discs. It use to fix its self when i stopped then restarted the pc but now it is happening more and more does anyone know of anything like this. Thankyou

Answer:jerky pc

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Question: Jerky DVD

Hi,I have an older eMachine with 256M RAM (Maxed out) running Win2K Pro.  I used to be able to play DVD movies on it using InterActual player. Awhile ago I did a system clean up, reformated the HD and reinstalled a freash Win2K on it. Ever since then, I can't play DVD on it any more. Besides from reinstalled OS and PowerDVD, hardware wise it's the same as before. I know this old dog can handle DVD since it was playing fine before. I just don't understand why it doesn't do it any more. :-? What causes the DVD to play jerky? Did I miss some configuration?MacPC

Answer:Jerky DVD

So, you used InterActual player before the OS reinstall and now you're using PowerDVD, right?  Can you reinstall InterActual and try it again?  Do you have your resolution and other display settings (monitor refresh rate, color, etc.) set the same as before the OS reinstall?  Are you usng the same video driver now as before the OS reinstall?How does the rest of your new software configuration compare to the old?  Same anti-virus?  Same firewall?  Same programs running in the background?  Etc.?Have you run Disk Cleanup since your OS reinstall?  You may have a lot of files in your Temp folder; might help to clean it out.  

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Question: Jerky dvd

Answer:Jerky dvd

I am sure someone will know this one.I have a pentium 111 700 processor with 512mb of ram but on trying to play a dvd film it runs very slow and in snatches, both sound and vision.My graphics card is Nvidia tnt 32mb. I have visited the MS website to download the correct updated driver but it is still the same. I am running windows XP.Robert Phillipart.

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Question: Slow & jerky IE6

IE has been really slow & jerky recently: scrolling with the mouse wheel jerks around rather than being smooth, when I pass over a link it takes a second for it to highlight (like it's lagged), it takes another second or two after clicking on a link for it to actually register, highlighting text takes a second until the highlight actually shows up and then it takes another second when I click elsewhere to unhighlight a selection, typing on a page (forms, this message, etc.) hiccups so that I'm still typing but it doesn't register until a second or two later, buttons on a page (like "Save Changes" down on this page) take a second to register, and pages with a lot of images scroll ridiculously slowly. Unless I'm mistaken, this seemed to coincide with my move into a new apartment and cable Internet. Before we had DSL at the house where I was and I never had this problem.

I've tried running Norton, checking for viruses, defragging, getting all the latest windows updates, and nothing seems to make a difference: there's still a terrible lag in the activities I mentioned above. What could it be? I've tried testing it on a loaded webpage while the computer's disconnected (physically) from the Internet and it's still jerky, so I don't think it's the connection itself. As far as I can tell the rest of Windows is working fine... Sifting through directories in My Computer and Explorer seem to scroll fine.

I tested... Read more

Answer:Slow & jerky IE6


My sympathies.

About a thousand possibilities run through my mind, and you're on the way to most of them way ahead of me:

Get out the screwdrivers, open 'er up, and check to make sure that all cards and cables are securely seated since the move.

If you have Aida32, run it and read it, especially on memory.

But the most interesting of the "usual suspects" that comes to mind is your network settings involved in the switch from DSL to cable modem. There should be significant differences in settings for the two, and since you seem to have your problems ONLY when on the Net (and thus ONLY when you're using your cable actively), I'd look to those settings.

There are a number of sites available that will help you figure the right re-sets for yourself if you're comfy with regediting and such, or they'll offer you free or cheap sware that will give you a one-size-fits-most solution for your type of hookup to the Net. Speedguide is one of the best, I think. Try it. Everything you do to get a better response on the Net is reversable.

Speedguide on the Web

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Question: Jerky TV reception

My WMC had been displaying normal TV reception until about two days ago. Now the picture and audio is very "jerky" as though it's coming in packets that are hesitating to be decoded. My reception on other TVs connected to the same system is normal.

Actually I've found the program to be a little quirky. It always opens in full screen and for some reason the cursor will not display on the blue screen. All I can do is hunt around until I highlight a button blindly. The remote starts it, but it seems I need to activate it twice to get it to finally tune to a station. Even if I close the screen in not full screen mode, it will always reopen in full screen.

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Ok, onto my second issue.

The computer i'm fixing (3ghz Intel, 512mb Ram) has had scrolling issues before and after the format. It is the same on firefox or IE in that whenever you scroll down a page using either the mouse or the keyboard, it jerks heavily, as if it's loading the whole page again every second.

The mouse is a wired old Logitech model.

Answer:Jerky web scrolling


Have you installed a video driver?

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Question: Jerky Monitor

Hi.I'm not sure where to look for the answer to this so I'll just post it.  I have a compaq FP5315 monitor.  When playing games or watching internet TV, a lot of the time the image is rather jerky, rather like someone is pressing a pause button on and off very quickly.Anyone know why this could be?  I'm guessing it could be something to do with the video card, but I don't know enough about it to work it out really.I'd appreciate any help on this subject - thanks, guys.

Answer:Jerky Monitor

Welcome to the forums.We need some information about your computer - if you don't know the specs, is there a make and model?Also, has it always been like this?  If not, what happened before this started?

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Question: Display Jerky


I am having trouble with my display. When accessing the internet I have noticed that IE is jerk when scrolling. I have also seen it when using other applications like word and Acrobat. At first I though this may be a display adapter problem but now i am not convinced. I noticed a similiar thread on the site that appeared to be a result of Malware. I am concerned that this may be the cause of my issue too. I have run Adaware and Spybot and have cleaned up the few issues it found but the problem remains.

My system details are:

XP Pro SP 2. IE version
AMD Athlon XP 1733MHz, 512MB.
Asus A7V8X, VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400.
Video: nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440. LeadTek WinFast A180 DDR

I ran HiJack This and have been unable to resolve the issue myself. Here is the resulting log file:

Edit by chaslang: Unrequested inline log removed

Any ideas? I am pretty cheesed off and out of ideas.

Answer:Display Jerky

Okay, RFI.

I am now going through Looks like I done everything I shouldn't have done. Will update this post if I am still having trouble. My machine is still running like a dog though. I have already tried the online scanners and nothing found thus far. Maybe it isn't spyware/virus after all.

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Question: Jerky Scrolling

Can anyone help with my scrolling problem in Firefox 1.0.6? Instead of smoothly scrolling as I arrow down or use the mouse wheel, the screen moves in jumps as if it's refreshing each view (or something!) I only have this problem with the browser. Everything else scrolls OK. I did a HijackThis scan and here is the result:

Edit by bjgarrick: Unrequested, Inline HJT log removed!
Can anyone see what might be gumming up the works? Any help would be appreciated - it's driving me nuts!

Answer:Jerky Scrolling

If you believe the problem may be malware realted then:

Please follow the steps below:

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

- Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Otherwise, have you uninstalled and installed Firefox 1.0.7 to see if that fixes your problem.

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Question: Jerky Scrolling

I reinstalled xp and now when I scroll it is not smooth. The page jerks along. I tried searching on the net and it said uncheck smooth scrolling - that didn't work. Again searching the net I found it might be in my device manager. I found Video controller vga vcompatible not installed - no driver found I guess. I am not a computer whiz so I am really stuck. Are the two things related? How do I go back to smooth scrolling and how do I find a driver for that uninstalled Video Controller? Or how do I install the controller? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

Answer:Jerky Scrolling

You need display drivers :)

what graphics card do you have, if you dont know what machine do you have?

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Until recently I have been able to watch BBC iPlayer and other TV on line. Now, however, the sound quality is good but the video is "jerky" as if there are misssing frames! I have uppdated to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 but the quality remains the same. I would be grateful for any ideas as watching catch-up progs. is becoming an eye strain.

Answer:Video on my PC is "jerky"

Could it be a java problem then.If you use java are you using the latest update for that.All old versions should be removed and only have the latest version installed.Latest hereThis looks like the latest Java update for 32 here

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Question: Jerky scrolling

I have smooth scrolling enabled on my XP, but pictures on this part of my site cause 'jerky' scrolling click hereIs the resolution too high that is causing this, please?

Answer:Jerky scrolling

by the images - your CPU is having a hard time handling all that data as the images move up and down the screen.

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Question: Jerky sound

Using Win2000Pro and a Creative Sound Blaster Card. Music playback and from saved albums and streaming audio and videos from the internet will suddenly get jerky. Is this a buffering problem? What is the fix?? Chuck

Answer:Jerky sound

Sounds like your CPU is maxing out doing something else?

Use Task manager to find out what.

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Question: Jerky Video

Having problems playing video using WMP, VLC but sound is great. Jerky Jerky.....
Any ideas why ? No such probs in Win 7.

Answer:Jerky Video

Try another filetype. Convert it with Format Factory

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Whenever I play BF2, the video's jerky and stuff until like 5 mins in the game in where essentially every texture or something loads. Is there anyway to make this less jerky?

I'm running C2D e6300 @ 2.8ghz, 1gb ram, and x1900xt 256mb video card.

Its just insanely annoying that this happens to me. I wonder if it happens to others.

Answer:Jerky Battlefield 2

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Question: suddenly jerky

Hi All,

I have a dell inspiron 1720 which runs and NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT.

I've been playing call of duty 4 on it, and it's been working fine. But recently, its been jurking every few seconds, which is very anoying and spoiling game experience.

Any thoughts on what might be causing this? is hardrive of CPU a factor? do new updates from windows cause problems?


Answer:suddenly jerky

any background work will affect performance, i suggest you disable anything that runs automatically in the background, ie/ automatic updates(set them to notify me) and/or antivirus that auto scans at a certain time.

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum for my problem but I figured I'd start here.

The problem I'm having is that after a day or so of use my computer starts to lag/stutter in certain programs. The first indication my system has gone crappy is my real media files stutter during playback, getting worse the longer my PC is kept on. Next I noticed that certain video games like X3 and Crysis started doing the same thing. Restarting my computer fixes the problem but this is far from an optimal solution.

Originally I'd thought bad video codecs in real media but I can't explain why only 2 of the 6 games I've got on here stutter. Weird, at least to me, is that all of my other forms of video media work fine as do the rest of my games.

Any ideas would be great or even just an idea where this question would be better served, if not here.

Answer:Jerky APPs after 1 day

When was the last time you defragmented your hard drive? Also, what do you have running in the background as far as programs? Is this a newer PC or an older PC?

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Question: video is jerky

I just replaced the video card on my computer because my old one went out.  N ow the problem is that whenever I play videos on my computer, whether disks like from blockbusters or netflix or from online sources like youtube, the video is very jerky.  Also when I view images on my computer like family pictures and move them up or down on the screen, the movement is very jerky.  Has this behavior got something to do with the video card and if so how do I fix it?

Answer:video is jerky

New drivers installed ? ?

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Question: jerky graphics

have just bought a pc game Memento Mori but it is very jerky.

I have win xp home
nvidea ge force 6200
1 gig ram
celeron 2.8

not sure what other info is needed, how do i correct this I assume it may be driver update but i dont know where to go and what to look for when i get there. I sure would appreciate any help. I downloaded driver scanner from this site could this help .

thank you

jean bloom

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Question: jerky explorer

I have got a jumpy explorer due to a format,do i have to format again to sort this out or is there another way to deal with this,its fat 32 at the moment running xp pro

Answer:jerky explorer

how do i format in ntfs? if i need to format again?

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Question: Jerky Graphics

I have a P4 2.Ghz Advent PC with 512MB Ram. I recently put in a RADEON 9700 pro graphics card which has 128mb memory. Whenever I play a game, even though the graphics are excellent, the picture is jerky. Can anybody help me identify what the problem is? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Jerky Graphics

Shut down as many apps including your Anti Virus when playing.

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Question: Jerky Dvd Play

Yesterday when my daughter tried to play a dvd the sound and video were all jerky, I know it was working ok up to about 2 weeks ago, and as far as I know i have not changed any settings. One thing I did notice was that there was an icon for ffdshow on the far right of the taskbar, I do not remember installing this and it would not allow me to close it. When i now put a disc in the drive the listing under my computer just stays as DVD-RW Drive (D:) whereas it used to change to show what disc was in there and I cannot get the drive to auto play at all, even to get audio cd's to play i have to clock on the drive in my computer and click on the track I want to play. Any help and suggestions appreciated.
I am running xp home sp2 on an evesham xp1800 pc with 768Mb ram and the drive is a TSST corp TS-H552U DVD-RW. I have followed the troubleshooting guide, I have run nero drive test, I have uninstalled and re-installed the device but it is still the same.
I can play video that is on my hard drive with no problems.

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I have a sidebar gadget which I used on my old system which I really liked. It's like a speed dial with the CPU round the outside and the RAM on the inside. It used to be really smooth but since I have had my new system it is really jerky. I have also reinstalled it but have had no luck. Any suggestions?

Answer:CPU/RAM Gadget jerky

Are there options to check how often it updates the graphs?

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Question: Jerky games

My first question so if it is in the wrong place or just plain dumb please inform me. Also I don't explain myself so well anymore. Almost 8 decades have eroded my typing, thinking and perception.

Q. Lately I cannot really use Microsoft solitaire games because the pointer jerks around, the cards over shuffle, sometimes don't go where they are directed. This is not limited to silly games, but scrolling has become jerky or just plain "won't". I listed my computer world for reference. Hope it helps.

Note I use Microsoft exclusively and standard software, including explorer 11. I have been advised to move to chrome, foxtrot, other platforms, but I am set in my ways.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8080 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 456 GB (286 GB Free); D: 9 GB (1 GB Free); G: 1862 GB (1523 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1497
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

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Question: jerky mouse

I've got issues with a jerky mouse after downloading some music. Any help is greatly appreciated...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:50:01 AM, on 2/17/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUNOTIFY.EXEC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:&#... Read more

Answer:jerky mouse

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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Question: Jerky Scrolling.

When I scroll on any webpage it does not scroll smoothly. It jerks like it's freezing up or going really slow. I don't know why it does this and it is very annoying....

It jerks and goes slow when watching videos on the internet, too. Does anyone know how I could fix this and why it does this? Your help will be much appreciated.....

( it does not help to restore the system either )

Answer:Jerky Scrolling.

What are the system specifications?
If it's a store bought computer the make and model will help out also.

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Question: Jerky Computer

Hi,Over the last six months or so my PC has become a bit jerky and laggy. What I mean by this is when I sign in to my hotmail account to check my email or use a web page which is java based, or most commonly when i am using media player, the mouse is very jerky as opposed to moving smoothly accross the page. Im not really sure how to explain this, I hope it makes sense.Thank you

Answer:Jerky Computer

I would guess you are using a mouse with a Ball underneath. Take out the ball and clean off the little rollers inside the mouse, best done with something like a nail-file or small screwdriver. Make sure all three rollers inside are absolutely clear of gunk! Your mouse will then be like new!

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Question: Jerky cut-scenes

Hi everyone

I recently had to buy a new display card. The motherboard's about 4 years old and has an AGP slot. It was a mission to FIND any AGP display cards, but I got hold of a FORSA GeForce 6600 after a lot of searching. I'd never heard of this brand (from Hong Kong) but it uses the Nvida chip which kimda redeemed it!

After I installed it, I found that an adventure I'm playing (Journey to the centre of the earth) is very jerky (stop start stop start....during the cut-scenes) It does this too with my fave motor racing game "le Mans 24 hours". Makes the car look like it's filled with kangaroo petrol.

I'm sure the store is going to say there's nothing wrong wih it, but I put this down to the display card. I'm open to correcvtion. This never happened woth my old card. Does any of you kind folk have any tweaks or walkaroimds to override this jerkiness and have it play smoothly? I've tried both games on a friend's computer and it is perfect - so it's not the games.

I've tried reducing the resolution right down to 600x800, reduced colour depth to 16 bit. I "thought" it may be a sound isssue because the sound jerks in tandem to the imagery. I lowered the sound accelerarttion, but that didn't help neither. Oh yes, I installed the latest drivers off Nvidia's website but it made no difference.

Card:- Forsa GeForce 6600 with 256 megs onboard ram AGP
Windows xp hme SP2
Ram: 1 GB
Pentium 4 speed 2.... Read more

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Question: Jerky video

I installed Windows 10 and everything is slightly slower but it works. The problem is videos do not play smoothly. Any suggestions?

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Question: Jerky videos

My friend's computer suddenly won't play videos smoothly. She watches a cooking show video daily and she is very frustrated.
She is running a 9 month old computer, Windows Vista, service pack 2, 4 GIG RAM.

I have tried several things to help:
1) Cleared the cache
2) Deleted temp files
3) Used Ccleaner
4) Ran scans with AVG, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, and McAfee on-line scan,
5) Checked ZoneAlarm to see if it was blocking
6) Updated Adobe Flash to version 11, Java, and Windows
7) Contacted her cable ISP (they said it wasn't their fault)
8) Blocked unneeded programs from startup using IPConfig
9) Started Windows Defender
10) Increased the Physical/Virtual Memory
11) Disabled Hardware Acceleration
12) Altered the buffer settings in Windows Media Player
13) Increased Virtual Memory settings
14) Defragged
I did not try to update any drivers....maybe I should have.
I'm out of ideas....anyone have some good advice on how I can help her?

Answer:Jerky videos

Hi and welcome to TSF try updating the drivers or just reinstall also try vlc player,when you say jerky is it a buffering issue or does the same issue happen when playing dvds

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Question: Jerky Scrolling

For the past few months my ability to scroll smmothly on the screen has gone and it scrolls, stops, continues, stops etc. Also, when I stream sound through it does the same, the speach breaks off at regular interviews and then resumes. I have Windows 2000 and have a 576kbps broadband connection. Can anybody tell me why this may be and if there is a simple solution. (It needs to be simple!!). I would appreciate any suggestions.Thanks.

Answer:Jerky Scrolling

cleaning the rollers by removing the circular disk & ball from under the mouse ? Dirt can build up and cause this. If you have optical er then not.Check drivers, disk clean-up do you programmes open ok ?

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Question: Jerky Mouse

I searched but could not find a solution. I was using a Microsoft Optical Mouse(wired). It was jerky so I upgraded to a Microsoft wireless laser. It is also jerky and sticky. Any ideas?

Answer:Jerky Mouse

I have had some experience with jerky mice caused by the surface you are using the mouse on. Try putting something with a texture and variegation under the mouse and see if it makes a difference.

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Hi. Now, i'm not going to bore you with some lame sob story or anything. I'm just going to give you the straight facts. I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 6000d. the problem is that my dad is a jerk. okay, i can't resist, here comes the sob story. I'm eighteen. My dad is a fifty-year-old four-year-old. when he first gave me the computer i was thrilled. this was the first time that i had ever gotten a brand new computer. before that, i always got his old one when he got a new one. (granted this was okay because he always got top of the line, but his idea of the perfect computer was that of a business exec, small, light, and power conscious) When he gave it to me, however, he only needed one sentence to completely crush me. I wasn't going to be an administrator. I was devastated. Of course, he figured that i was going to install all sorts of games on my pc. not true. i have long since come to the conclusion that, if you are going to play video games on a PC, then you need to have one completely dedicated to gaming, which i don't. Now i have a 7 day trial for Keyhole PRO. for those of you who don't know what keyhole is, it is a program that provides access to the entire mapping industry. In other words, its like a spy satellite uplink only not live. It uses massive archives of both satellite imagery and high-altitude photography to render (in 3D sometimes) many major cities and popular tourist points. there are not many things that i want to install, but i ca... Read more

Answer:Jerky dad locked me out

I can send you a password reset disk that you send to the floppy, boot off the floppy and rest it in about 5 minutes or so. You want it, let me know.

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Question: jerky video

I've just downloaded some glastonbury highlights that have been done using XVID.It mentioned that if the video is jerk to update your XVID.I have done this, but still get jerky video.Any clues?

Answer:jerky video

any ideas anyone?

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