PowerDVD - jittery playback (example: OUT OF TIME)

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  1. Rakesh.S

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    hey guys

    i watch my movies through an HTPC with PowerDVD at 1080 x 480 on my MITS...the playback is extremely jittery..almost like there's ghosting taking place

    however, when i put it in my 480i toshiba player all is fine

    i even tried lowering the res to 856 x 480 and i'm still seeing the same problem

    watched master and commander yesterday at 1080 x 480 and had absolutely no problem

    any ideas on what the problem might be and a possible solution?
     
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    Without knowing the specs of your system and whether you have trouble with other titles, it's hard to say. On my HTPC, PowerDVD 3.0 plays fine, but PowerDVD 5.0 is jittery. Strange.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    I'm moving this to Computers and HTPC, because you're more likely to reach the right people in that secion. Also, I'm editing the title to include a reference to PowerDVD, since that's the real subject.

    M.
     
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    Try disabling hardware acceleration (go to the configuration - video tab)
     
  5. Zen Butler

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    Rakesh, I had the same problem. Are you running an ATI card? Does this "jittering" take place on your PC monitor also?

    Please post your system specs. Believe it or not, a few contol adjustments fixed the problem.
     
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    hey all, i have had no problems with any movies ever on my pc except for this one..

    Zen Butler:
    could you elaborate on what you did to solve the problem?

    yes, i am running an ATI card(radeon 7000) with powerstrip

    my system specs are the following:
    amd athlon xp1800+
    256 mb ddr
    chaintech sound card

    Neil Joseph:

    you know what.....i had hardware acc disabled..but i went ahead and enabled it, and it now works

    but a clearer explanation of what was wrong would be helpful in case i run into this problem in another form in the future

    Michael Butler:

    actually i had Out of Time in the title because i am experiencing the jitter in just this movie with all the players i've tried(powerdvd,wmp 9,zoomplayer)

    but thanks for moving it anyway.. it got a bunch of replies and i believe i'm on my way to resolving this issue
     
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    Rakesh, with dvd running right click display
    Choose Properties
    Choose ATI Overlay Tab

    Try these settings-

    Brightness -10%
    Contrast 92%
    Sat 110%
    Hue 0
    Gamma .85

    On my Alienware laptop playback was jittery(especially on full display), these adjustments helped on more sensitive discs.
     

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