DVD scare

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tRaptor

New Member
#1
so after upgrading and OCinf i decided to see if my hollywood decoder still worked at teh higher PCI speed, sure enough it crashed, but to make a long story short, it was CPU Cool, it would play the movie then it would screw up a few seconds in

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AMD Duron 750MHz @ 855MHz (114*7.5x)
Abit KT7A
320 Mb Ram (128=133MHz, 192=100Mhz)
GeForce2 MX 400 w/TV out
Maxtor 7200RPM 29GIG ATA-100
WD 5400RPM 13.7GIG ATA-66
Acer 6X4X32 CDRW
Hitachi 5X DVD
Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder
(Working on getting higher with just the PC133)
 
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JollyRoger

New Member
#2
well unless its giving you significantly better picture quality, personally I'd dump the DVD hardware decoder, you don't need hardware DVD to get smooth playback on a machine as powerful as yours and the GeForce line all have built in DVD assist anyway.

interesting to know though, CPUCooL doesn't like Hardware De-coders (not yours anyway).
does it still do it if you hit the "start game" function? that is supposed to kill all of CPU cool's cooling and polling functions so it might help.

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wonderinguy34

wonderinguy34

Restless Nocturne
#3
With that speed processor you could probably lose the card altogether and go with software based DVD.

DANG JR types faster than I do.

[This message has been edited by wonderinguy34 (edited 06-23-2001).]
 
CenturionStrategy

CenturionStrategy

Super Moderator
#4
I agree with them, your system is more than capable of software decoding.

Also, your image quality will be better without the card.

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T

tRaptor

New Member
#5
i would get rid of the card but its got advantages, i think the picture is better, and its got the TV out, my vid card dose too but i dont like it all to well, its a piss ass desighn that dosent allow you to show the whole screen, so i stick with the DVD decoder.

with CPU cool you cna avoid the problem by clicking on the "change additional: and then the fix sound problems" it works

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AMD Duron 750MHz @ 855MHz (114*7.5x)
Abit KT7A
320 Mb Ram (128=133MHz, 192=100Mhz)
GeForce2 MX 400 w/TV out
Maxtor 7200RPM 29GIG ATA-100
WD 5400RPM 13.7GIG ATA-66
Acer 6X4X32 CDRW
Hitachi 5X DVD
Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder
(Working on getting higher with just the PC133)
 
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D|sElMiNk

New Member
#6
I've got a Hollywood+ myself and the quality and smoothness IS superior to that I get from PowerDVD (I've got an [email protected]). The only bad thing about it is that it degrades overall image quality from the main gfx card slightly (due to the pass-through).

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tRaptor

New Member
#7
yeah i dont use teh pass through, if i wana watch on the PC i will use software but that retarted pass through thing is jsut now worth it

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AMD Duron 750MHz @ 855MHz (114*7.5x)
Abit KT7A
320 Mb Ram (128=133MHz, 192=100Mhz)
GeForce2 MX 400 w/TV out
Maxtor 7200RPM 29GIG ATA-100
WD 5400RPM 13.7GIG ATA-66
Acer 6X4X32 CDRW
Hitachi 5X DVD
Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder
(Working on getting higher with just the PC133)
 

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