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Chris Tsutsui

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I noticed that when I play a DVD movie in my HTPC the DVD player spins full speed and makes a lot of noise.

However, if I stop playing the movie, and then reload powerdvd application again, then the loud spinning stops, and I can then play the entire DVD with no noise from the player.

Why is this so, and is there a way I can play the Pioneer 106S slot load DVD player without it always spinning loudly.

I thought it was memory related but I just don't understand why the DVD spins less the 2nd time I open PowerDVD V3.0

Is there a program I can DL that adjusts the speed of the DVD. I tried Nero drive speed but that seemed to have no effect when playing with the settings while a movie was playing.

There has to be an easy fix other than playing a movie, stoping, then playing.
 

Vince Maskeeper

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Chris,

You can get an application for the Pioneer to foce it to spin at 1x (which is, I assume, what POweredvd is doing). This is a common issue with these drives, and the forced 1x application solves the problem.

Do a search on 106s Pioneer on the avsforum's HTPC area- you'll find the link.

-Vince
 

Chris Tsutsui

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Thanks, will 1x affect the performance in any way?

Oh and if I notice random pink squares on the screen as I'm playing a DVD, is that a dirty DVD or an overheated video card? It was on 2 different DVDs one day, and then it went away the next day. My guess is that the graphics card was overheating causing the artifacts. (I have it overclocked)
 

Matt Stryker

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Just out of curiosity, why do you have your video card overclocked?
Heres the link to Pioneer drive util: Link Removed
Running it at 1x speed will not affect DVD playback performance, but if you use it for games you may want to disable it when playing.
 

Chris Tsutsui

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I actually have 3 drives in my computer.
One's a 48x CD rom for playing games and installing.
The other is a DVD drive for playing movies only
The 3rd is a 32x12x40 CD burner which can also be used for reading CDs (I have my sound card connected)
The reason I overclock my graphics card is because it makes a significant difference in frames per second and overall performance. Games are a lot smoother, and I can get to specific numbers and benchmarks but this is a HT forum. hehe
link to my computer
(I use zip ties to mount a massive golden orb to cool the GPU, which allows me to overclock it to add over 400 3dmarks.)
Edit: BTW, Thanks for the link Matt
 

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