Playback of captured video is studdering

  BattleAngel1027 02:46 03 Mar 2003

Please help!

I try to capture video from my ATI video card at 640x480 pixels and when I try to play it back on Windows Media Player it studders. I only have a Pentium 3 PC with 256 MB of ram memory. Could this be a memory issue? Is my computer not fast enough to handle this? Thanks!

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  Spook Tooth 03:23 03 Mar 2003

Have you tried the captured footage using another playback device? Eg, Realplayer, Winamp etc...

What's it like when you are actually recording? If it's recording all right without dramitically dropping system performance, then I doubt it's a playback issue. It is much more demanding upon a system's CPU and memory to record/encode the pictures taken.

What's the actual graphics cards? ATI All-in-wonder? Which one? Which format/codec are you recording in? MPEG, AVI, DivX, DV, Miro, MS video? And what is the overall clockrate of your Pentium 3 COU? That will make a difference. (Your RAM - if it's DDR - is just about ok, but a little small for doing this on the fly recording.)

  BattleAngel1027 04:24 04 Mar 2003

I have tried other playback devices such as my file player from my ATI card, Quicktime and Real Player with no luck.

When I record, it's fine. Everything looks good, but after I save it to my hard drive and try to play it back, it becomes either pixelated or studdered.

It is the ATI all in wonder card. I tried to record in MPEG and AVI formats.

I'm not sure what the overall clockrate of my Pentium 3 COU is. I spoke with a friend of mine and he says since Windows 98 (what I have) only uses 128MB of ram and I have 256, it must be another issue with my computer.
What do you think? Thanks for your input.

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