DVD playback sound out of sync with video

  s4wrs 15:15 09 Dec 2007

I have installed a new replacement C drive to my Dell Inspiron Lap Top running XP.

Also newly installed are two DVD applications (WinDVD and InterActual) as well as Windows Media player 11.

When I playback a video on any of the above the sound playback lags behind the video.

I have checked the drivers for the video card, dvd rom and sound cards and they are all up-to-date.

Any ideas on what elst to check. My brother suggests I reinstall all again!


  eedcam 15:54 09 Dec 2007

Is this any commercial DVD or a homemade one

  s4wrs 17:02 09 Dec 2007

Any commercial.

  eedcam 18:37 09 Dec 2007

Oh its common in home made ones . Do you have DMA enabled on your drive

  s4wrs 22:11 09 Dec 2007

I do not know! How do you check please?

  eedcam 23:12 09 Dec 2007

sorry go to my computer right click >properties>Hardware >Device manager expand the ata/atapi conrollers > right click on primary Ide channel then properties again and click on the advanced tab settings you will then see transfer mode it should say DMA if available if it doesnt click on the dropdown arrow at the side and select it. It most likely is but slight chance it aint and might help

  s4wrs 19:51 10 Dec 2007

Yes & No, DMA is already enabled?
There are 2 Device boxes shown.
Device 0 has 'DMA if available' with Current Transfer Mode 'Ultra DMA Mode 5'

Device 1 has 'PIO only' with Current Transfer Mode 'PIO Only'

Should I change Device 1 to 'DMA if available'?

  eedcam 23:16 10 Dec 2007

Both are dma on mine though on device 1 current transfer is greyed out and says not applicable.If yours is not greyed out you might be able to change it .You can glean some inf on this site sorry cant help any further
click here-(DMA)-support-with-Windows/

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