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jpom5

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#16538 14-Oct-2007 21:45
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Hi, i have an old laptop lying around and it has a DVD player on it i never really knew it had one till now. Its a low spec laptop but suits requirments in playing DVDs. I tried PowerDvd but its really jumpy playing sound and picture. I have got VCL player (videolan Player www.videolan.org) this programe plays the DVD fine but the picture is not jumpy but the colour just looks all out of place it's like the top half looks good but the bottom looks wrong in color. It is not the Dvd i have tried many. Please help or recommed a new dvd playing sofware which might work work. Thanks guys!

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  #91050 14-Oct-2007 22:59
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Try media player classic.

I use that on all of my PC's.

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  #91085 15-Oct-2007 10:19
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I have used both of those, they are good.  But I like SMPLAYER, because it can play on my 2nd monitor while I surf the net on the other and it's doesn't cause the move to have a spaz.  It has realtime colour adjustment, screen zoom and you can speed up and slow down movie playback.

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  #91127 15-Oct-2007 16:58
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Hi there, same problem im starting to think its not the players but my DVD drive is there a way to find out if it is it says its fine under device manager. Thanks



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  #91186 16-Oct-2007 00:22
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Stip the dvd to disk and play the dvd movie from there.

http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/ is a good tool for that.


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#91192 16-Oct-2007 08:23
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Hi there, thanks will try that next. when i take a snap shop of the dodgy playing it does it but when i look at the still image it looks perfect not messed up, and i have tried playing it through a modern screen and still same problem! Cheers

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  #91199 16-Oct-2007 09:03
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Its somewhat likely that if it is a "low-spec" laptop it doesn't have enough memory to play DVDs smoothly - many low-spec laptops share main memory for graphics and I have found that increasing RAM can increase the quality of DVD playback significantly.

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  #91241 16-Oct-2007 15:31
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my ram is only a 198mb its strange i know but yeah. the video and audio plays fine just the colour im geting is messed up like a black and white, with blues and greens. Thanks



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#91243 16-Oct-2007 15:48
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Your 192MB is likely to be 256MB, with 64MB taken by the video card to help with video playback.

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  #91903 22-Oct-2007 11:27
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I have found out i dont have a DVD decoder on it. could this be a result in bad playing?

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  #91920 22-Oct-2007 15:36

powerdvd should install a decoder and VLC plays everything so I would imagine it had a decoder builtin.

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  #91952 22-Oct-2007 20:38
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Sounded like a troll kind of question as all the solutions play dvd.

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