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    xxsaznpride is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default Anime problems with Media Player Classic.

    My problem is with MPC and my computer in general. Until recently, I've been able to run .avi anime stuff. Now, though, I'll try to play any anime file (in .avi) and for intros I get quite a bit of lag. During the actual show, though, it isn't anything noticeable, if at all.

    If I try to play any of the stuff at full screen, I get the worst blocking in the world. So much that I almost can't tell the people apart from the backgrounds.


    This might help...
    ~ I went into the BIOS thing recently to see what the thing was like and messed with it... even though I don't remember what I changed.
    ~ Also, I messed around with the FFDShow settings... even though I didnt' leave anything checked long because it made the problem more pronounced.

    I'm running on:
    Microsoft XP Home Edition ~ SP2
    464 MHz Processor
    128 RAM
    8 mb Graphics Memory
    Codec Pack: Combined Community Codec Pack
    Player: MPC
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    Your computer sucks.

    Really, jokes aside, you are expecting too much from it.
    You should be running Windows 98 with that kind of hardware.

    So why is it that it's your computer's fault?
    Well it needs to supply the OS with enough resources to keep it running. There's not much left for the media player to process all the video and audio decoding. Moreover, the newer codecs nowadays require faster CPUs to process all the data fast enough to display it.
    Then comes the problem of your video card, or the lack of thereof. The media player is basically trying to make your video chip to do things that only a separate add-in video card can do. True enough, the newer discrete video chips can do remarkable things, but yours certainly isn't one.

    Why does checking things in FFDSHOW make thigns worse?
    You are basically increasing the load on your processor and video card (if the output renderer is set to that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    Your computer sucks.
    I know. I'm saving up for a new one.

    So why is it that it's your computer's fault?
    Well it needs to supply the OS with enough resources to keep it running. There's not much left for the media player to process all the video and audio decoding. Moreover, the newer codecs nowadays require faster CPUs to process all the data fast enough to display it.
    Then comes the problem of your video card, or the lack of thereof. The media player is basically trying to make your video chip to do things that only a separate add-in video card can do. True enough, the newer discrete video chips can do remarkable things, but yours certainly isn't one.

    Why does checking things in FFDSHOW make thigns worse?
    You are basically increasing the load on your processor and video card (if the output renderer is set to that).
    The thing is though that it would run this kind of thing fine until just recently, "recently" being defined as in "it got messed up somehow in the last 2 weeks". I haven't added ANYTHING since... last June, when I chose to put CCCP on in place of VLC media player.

    Could the problem be something BIOS-related?
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    if you don't want to change your os to 98, instead change your theme to classic to save up memory coz the explorer running in xp theme eats up to 30% of your memory and go to display properties/effects and "remove transition effect on menus and tooltips" to save more memory and to lessen cpu usage. vlc is a good media player anyway
    Last edited by x-tinfate; 06-16-2007 at 04:45 AM. Reason: continued

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    Well.. why don't we try to go back to square one? Uninstall everything (codecs, VLC, etc..) and reinstall them again.
    In my experience, VLC has better performance-wise compared to mplayerc, as long as you don't set anything funny in the prefs.

    But yeah, seriously, running XP on that is pretty much overkill. I guess the best you'd go would be Win2k, or 98SE. Don't touch WinME.
    Last edited by qualia; 06-16-2007 at 09:18 AM.

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    I dont think that desktop themes would be the problem... to help my computer watch anime with me, I go into the Task Manager and X out everything i could possibly have (or only Explorer.exe) and turn it back on when I'm done.

    I tried installing VLC and the problem continues. ~ I'm seriously thinking that it's something I did in BIOS, but I don't know what the defaults would be for this piece of crap identified as a laptop.
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    ... what kind of laptop do you have that you assume changing something in the BIOS was a good idea? Furthermore, I didn't think laptops alowed many damaging configuration changes.

    Meh, regardless, you should be able to find/figgure out what the defaults are. Just search for it.

    (Note: Because the laptops are portable, they are muuuuuuch harder, and sometimes impossible to simply reset as you would do on a desktop. They put chips on the motherboard that prevent it, so you have to know... yeah, just not worth it.)

    In addition, you might start looking at shell replacements. Most shells now run heavier than Explorer.exe, but there are a few left around that are actually smaller and lighter. This alone can increase your computer's performance. Shells are tricky though, so don't attempt it unless your confident in your abilities.
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    >.< I don't know what a shell is.
    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarST
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    Well from your computer configuration its hard to do much about it..

    All depends on the series, FFDSHOW eat all of my processor if I don't watch out.. and I'm running a P4 HT 3.2Ghr/z

    Even if you close all other aplications to watch anime, the windows might not have enough Vram to ran ffdshow..
    Anyway, lets optimize your windows a bit.

    Windows looks
    Go to "Start", "Settings", "Control Panel", "System", "Advanced" tab, in the "Performance" section select "Settings". Leave only the following checked:

    √ Show shadows under menus
    √ Show shadows under mouse pointer
    √ Show translucent selection rectangle
    √ Smooth edges of screen fonts
    √ Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
    √ Use visual styles on windows and buttons

    Then select "Apply" and "OK".

    Page file
    Go to "Start", "Settings", "Control Panel", "System", "Advanced" tab, in the "Performance" section select "Settings". "Advanced" tab, click on "Change":

    Select Custom size, and set as:
    Initial 320
    Max 320

    Click on "SET"
    Ok everything, and it might ask for a reboot.



    Disable Indexing Service

    To disable the Indexing Service go into "My Computer", right-click on all your hard drive partitions one at a time, left-click "Properties". Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching". Select "Apply changes to subfolders and files". If any files cannot be updated select "Ignore All".

    Disable some services
    Services are programs that run on the background and do not show in the taskmanager

    Go to Start, Run, type "services.msc" and press enter. Left-click on the status bar twice to filter all the started service to the top. Double left-click on the Service Name you wish to change. Change the "Startup Type" to Disabled then select "Apply" and "OK", repeat for all of the following:

    Alerter
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Help and Support
    Indexing Service
    IPSEC Services
    Messenger - (Shoot the Messenger and installing SP2 will disable this)
    Portable Media Serial Number - (Leave enabled for use with security dongles)
    Remote Registry Service
    Secondary Logon
    SSDP Discovery Service
    Telnet
    Upload Manager
    Wireless Zero Configuration - (If you are on a wireless network leave this enabled)

    Now last but not least Defrag
    Go to "Start", "Run", type "Dfrg.msc". Select the volume that you want to defragment, then select "Defragment".



    Thats all.. ALL you can do to try to run your computer at optimal performace, if even after all this you still have slowdowns and lag, sorry mate. Only a new computer will help
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    I disagree about the point of having to leave wireless zero enabled when you are on a wireless network,
    Wireless Zero Config is the worst wireless network manager there is.

 

 
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