I have recently put the DVD-ROM (Samsung SD-608, 8x speed) from a very old Time PC into my current PC (Windows XP, 1.70 gigahertz Intel Celeron processor, NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 graphic card, 768MB RAM). My PC also has a CD Rewriter but no other DVD playback facility.
CDs work fine in the DVD drive but when I first tried to play a DVD, using MediaPlayer10 and RealPlayer10, I got error messages about CODECs and decoder plugins.
After searching Download.com I installed the ‘Cole2K Media - Codec Pack v6’, which seemed to solve the problem. I now have picture and sound when playing DVDs BUT the picture skips and the sound is juddery. This is more noticeable on films with fast moving images and loud music but no films are watchable.
I have the same problem with MediaPlayer, RealPlayer and JetAudio (which I just installed after reading about it on another thread).
Is it just the DVD drive that’s pants? Or can I change my PC settings to make this work?
Any (not too technical) help would be greatly appreciated!