Windows Media Player video jumping

  Sparky0138 10:34 09 Feb 2005

I have just recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled all my hardware and programmes but now I've got a problem with Windows Media Player. I've tried playing a short AVI video using both the "simple" WMP (version 6.4) and one of the recent WMP (version 9 - as I don't have XP) and I've also tried downloading all the lastest updates and yet for some reason the video is still jumping.

I have a Radeon 9800 video card if that has anything to do with it but it was all working perfectly before I reformatted. Can anyone help me please?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:48 09 Feb 2005

Microsoft Windows Media - Codec Installation Packages
click here

  Sparky0138 11:17 09 Feb 2005

I followed your link and tried downloading the codecs for 6.4 and 9 and neither worked - it's still jumping.

  Chezdez 11:19 09 Feb 2005

what is your PC spec?

  Diodorus Siculus 11:25 09 Feb 2005

HAve you rebooted after installing the codecs?

  Sparky0138 11:32 09 Feb 2005

Yes, I rebooted after installing the codecs.

Sorry, is there an easy way to find out my specs?

  Chezdez 11:35 09 Feb 2005

for the basic specs (RAM, processor, graphics and O/S), just go start > run, type dxdiag in the box, then hit run

for more detailed spec, you need belarc advisor

click here

  Sparky0138 11:40 09 Feb 2005

OS: Windows Me (4.90, Build 3000)
Processor: IntelPentium 4 CPU 1700MHz
Memory: 128MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO

Don't know if that's what you need...

  Sparky0138 11:41 09 Feb 2005

I'm also only using 13GB of a 40GB hard drive.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:50 09 Feb 2005

That should be more than enough (although a bit more memory would help). Seems to me a software rather than hardware problem if it was ok before the reformat.

One last thing I can think of is that you may need newer (or even earlier) drivers for your graphics card.

  Sparky0138 16:10 09 Feb 2005

I've updated my graphics card driver and still no change. I think I will have to reformat my hard drive again (ugh!) and then test it right from the beginning and - if it works - as I install stuff, keep testing it to see what throws it out. Thanks anyway.

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