I have problems with my DVD-Rom Drive. When playing a DVD, the video playback is not fluent i.e. it seems as if the image hangs for short periods. The DVD plays perfectly for the first few minutes and then starts slowing down for 15 - 40 secs. then picks up again. This happens all the way throughtout the film. This happens with all types of DVD. I have checked and confirmed that DMA is set for the drive. I am using a Pentium 4 PC (2.8 GHz.) with 512K memory in a Windows XP Environment. I have used different display resolutions but the problem is still there, but not as bad with low resolutions. I have been told to look at the graphics acceleration settings via the Control Panel and the System Icon but have been unable to locate this acceleration slider to check the settings. Any ideas ? Any comments / advice / help will be greatly appreciated.
Could be that you have a lot of programs running at the same time and hogging the RAM. Try closing all non-essential programs and see if that helps. If it does, you might consider adding another stick or two of RAM to help out.
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