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    Default Choppy videos

    After I switched some files from another PC, and put them on my external HDD. When Im watching some videos from some of my transfered files the videos, for some reason, is choppy. Sound's ok.....but video is not. Although, this doenst happen to video files which I download from this PC.
    I switched the files from a HDD that was XP Professional to an external HDD but is usually plugged into a Windows Vista Home Basic. Other than that can't think of anything else that can provide

    On another note, I have been trying to watch most of my video files at WMP Classic, but I cant freakin' play videos until I changed its extension to .mpg. I've tried right-click and play as..... and going to the properties and changing its default media player but whenever I try to open a video file, that' not mpg, it automatical plays at WMP 11

    Any help?
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

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    Have you tried other media players? Try VLC and tell us what happens. My guess is its a codec problem.

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    Additionally, to set the files to play using Media Player Classic,
    Open Media Player Classic, View -> Options.. -> Formats

    Set all the extensions that you want Media Player Classic to play.

    Another thing.. what codec are you using?

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    Running videos from an external hard drive is possibly the problem. My advice is to move the files onto the systems main internal hard drive before watching them.

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    ^Usually USB 2.0 is fast enough. I've never had any problem watching videos (even those with 1280x720 res) from an external. Even with external notebook drives.

    But those 1280x720 60fps videos are a problem.

    So unless you're running in USB1.1 or there's some problem with DMA, then there shouldn't be any problems with connection speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qualia View Post
    Additionally, to set the files to play using Media Player Classic,
    Open Media Player Classic, View -> Options.. -> Formats

    Set all the extensions that you want Media Player Classic to play.

    Another thing.. what codec are you using?
    Ummm.....the codec im using is only WMP CLassic codec pack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ganegrei View Post
    Running videos from an external hard drive is possibly the problem. My advice is to move the files onto the systems main internal hard drive before watching them.
    Which prob are you talking about? If it was the videos randomly playing on WMP 11, then even if I did play it on the PC itself it still defaultly plays it in WMP 11 even if if I did tell it to play at WMP Classic.

    Quote Originally Posted by qualia View Post
    ^Usually USB 2.0 is fast enough. I've never had any problem watching videos (even those with 1280x720 res) from an external. Even with external notebook drives.

    But those 1280x720 60fps videos are a problem.

    So unless you're running in USB1.1 or there's some problem with DMA, then there shouldn't be any problems with connection speeds.
    Im on USB 2.0
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

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    OK try this:
    First, as 98 said, try playing the video using VLC. See if you have any problems with that. Easiest way to do this is open VLC and drag and drop the video file you want onto VLC.

    Post how that goes.

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    WMP = Windows media player
    MPC = Media player classic

    Two different programs.

    Other thing, the problem happens only on videos that are in the external HDD??
    If you download, watch, transfer, and try to watch it's choppy?
    Or you try to download directly into the external HDD and its choppy from there?

    On MPC Settings, formats click on video, that should fix the formats.

    Other thing is check under "Playback" > "format" what directshow video are you using.
    Go about testing one by one, see if it helps

    also worth disabling MPC internal filters, and let them be handled by the codecs..(that I have no idea what you are using.. I dislike "blundle" codecs

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    @ ire:

    DW about the choppy vids, its just my PC acting up (we all know WIndows)....sorry for bothering you all.

    But I still cant play vids on avi on MPC. Well I usually download anime and it goes to a downloads folder, which is in the PC's hdd. It doesn't matter whether I play in on an external hdd or the PC, as long as a vid has an extension other than .mpg i cant play it on MPC.


    and I dont know how to do the last two things you said in your previous reply, lol
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

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    just to be sure... you're using Media Player Classic right..? Not just some old Windows Media Player 6 or something...

    If you are:
    1.) The playback options are in View > Options..
    On the left hand pane, under Playback, go to Formats. And check AVI there.

    If it still doesn't work, go open Windows Media Player, go to Tools > Options
    -Click File Types
    -Uncheck AVI
    -Then repeat 1.)

 

 
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