I bought Windows 7 mainly for Media Centre, as my desktop PC has been my TV, DVD player, MP3 player etc for the last few years. I was running XP and upgraded last weekend to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.
I noticed first that the TV playback in WMC was skipping frames and very jerky, but then I realised that this was only in full screen. When I play it in a smaller window it is fine, then when I go fullscreen it is fine for around 20 secs, then a flicker happens and the problem starts again. If I change the channel, again it will be fine for some seconds, then same thing again.
I have noticed now tonight that when I playback movie files in Media centre there is the jerky frame skipping, but in Media player it is fine?????!!!! Also alot of times that I play either TV or Video files in WMC the screen is just full of lines and I have to close it down and reopen, sometimes several times in a row.
On top of this I've now realised that when I was watching online TV (Flashforward on Channel 5) the frame skipping is there too (Explorer 8).
Could this be to do with the onboard graphics? I thought 64MB was fine for windows 7.
Please help before I have some sort of fit from watching this jerky TV!!
- graphic drivers (not in my case, U can always check if it helps in yours)
- high performance power profile (from this forum's tutorials: Power Plan - Select | Power Plan Settings - Change)
- installing different codecs/vid player
- PCI-E x1 bug <- a real pain in the ass, caused most of the problems; I’ll explain how to solve it in a minute
- Comodo Firewall/Internet Security for x64 systems (for some users disabling the Image Execution and unticking Detect Shellcode injections worked) - still a not resolved bug LINK 1 LINK2 - interrupt conflict with other hardware (try to disable in BIOS setup your WiFi adapter / COM port – this helped a couple of people)
Skipping and shuttering sound on all my sources (Audigy (with kx v.3550 drivers) and AD SoundMax integrated with MB) was also caused by the PCI-E bug, which was a real surprise for me, especially in the case of Audigy which is an old PCI card.
I have a Windows 7 starter netbook and have recently purchased a Panasonic DLNA enabled TV.I've put the TV into 'media server' mode, and enabled Media Streaming in WMP12.Using the TV remote control, I can now play music from the PCs library and look at pictures on the PC. But when I play video (esp HD video - AVCHD light 720p) the playback is very jerky with broken up sound.The videos do play OK on the PC itself in GOM media player.The TV plays BBC iPlayer HD programs fine.So the questions are: 1. How do I investigate whats causing the jerky video on the TV and is there anything to 'tweak' to get smoother playback.2. When you enable Media sharing does the PC use Media Player (WMP12) to do the service or is it Windows 7 itself? i.e. can I use GOM to 'serve' the video to the TV?TV - TX-L37DT30Netbook - Atom N455, 2G ramThe TV is connected to my router via power cable ethernet adapters.The Netbook is connecting wirelessly on an 'n' link at 65.0Mbps, 'Excellent' signal strength
in Win 7 Ultimate I insert a DVD, and the only options for playback are Windows Media Player and Real Player - with Vista, I used to have an option to play the DVD in Windows Media Center, which is what I want. Is there a way to get this option back?
While playing a DVD in Windows 7 Media Center (in version 7100, 7203, and 7260) that has been copies to the hard drive (in Video_TS format with AnyDVDHD-v6.5.5 running in the background), and using the My Movies plugin (tried both v2.54 and the new v2.55), if I press STOP on my Media Center Remote, the DVD stops, but is more in a Paused state. Let me see If I can clarify what is going on.
1. DVD's in Video_TS format play fine, can pause, FF, Rew, etc without any issues.
2. If I press stop, the DVD does stop. Then I would normally hit the BACK button to go back to the movie list. However, when I hit the BACK button I go to a new blank screen (with the media center blue background). I then hit BACK again, and am takin to a screen with movie details. If I hit BACK a third time, I would then return to the movie list.
3. However, once back in the movie list, I can see the stopped DVD in the lower left corner of the screen.
4. I can't seem to stop the movie like in Vista Media Center (which would automatically take me back to the movie list.
5. Also, if I click on the movie in the lower left corner of the screen, it comes up and starts the movie from where I left off. With Vista Media Center, a stopped movie would actually start over from the beginning.
Has anyone seen this problem, and know of a way to make it work like Vista Media Center?
I am having a very frustrating issue with Windows Media Player 12 and its plugin to Windows Media Center. Neither of these programs will play DVDs. What will happen generally is after a fresh boot, they will play the DVD for a few seconds and then stop. WMP simply reverts to the blue options screen and Media Center will display a message about files not being installed correctly. When I insert a DVD into the drive WMP/WMC will always recognize it, but whether or not it will play the disc is unpredictable at best.I have eliminated other possibilities, such as it being the sensitivity of the drive (tried a USB DVD drive) or the DVDs being too worn (tried a stand-alone DVD player). The only pattern I have noticed is that the DVDs that won't work as well tend to be a bit older in production age.This has happened to me several times now (I've owned this computer a year.) Previously I was able to use a system restore to back things up a few days and it seemed to work. I've tried that repeatedly this time but no luck.
I know everyone's first instinct is to say "CODECS!" but that's not the case. The DVDs play fine in other programs such as WMP Classic and SuperDVD, but I don't like either of these programs as Classic's quality is crummy and Super is annoyingly buggy and can't really handle Windows 7. I've installed the freeware Windows 64-bit codec pack. When I installed it it did give me a message about several files being "empty" or something.I've also tried another solution suggested on a Microsoft forum for turning off WMP/WMC from the control panel, restarting, then turning them back on. I only get halfway through this solution because on the restart, Windows tells me that the changes failed and reverts. (Tried this on my default account and on an Admin account created just for that purpose, as the post suggested.) Really have no idea what that problem is about. I'd try to repair/install through the Control Panel but WMP/WMC doesn't even show up on the programs list.
The only thing I'm thinking might be the culprit at this point is DirectX. For some reason when I installed Realplayer the DirectX installation failed, but it did not tell me why. I'm definitely nothing close to an expert on programs so someone else will have to rule that out as the cause. I also have PCTools Spyware Doctor and Registry Mechanic but I don't think they are the problem either.
System Info: HP Voodoo Firebird Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, fully updated Intel Core2Quad 2.66 GHz processor 4 GB RAM NVidia GeForce 9800 x2, latest drivers
I think the problem is related to my graphics drivers. I persistently have issues with atikmpag.sys and atikmdag.sys. It has happened from the start and I finally am fed up with it.It can happen during web browsing. Playing video in media center will do it. My wife tried watching a video on imdb.com and it crashed[CODE]I've tried reseating graphics and memory. I uninstalled the graphics driver and entire catalyst suite and just reinstalled the driver as I've heard that can be a probl know enough about computers to feel too comfortable and do damage, but I haven't tried anything crazy yet.I don't know enough to be useful fixing them evidently.'m at my wits end and ready to either take it in to MicroCenter to have them try and fix it or just buy a new NON-ATI graphics card to see if that fixes it.
I am having some problems with media center. I have ripped my dvd to my harddrive (eSata) and uses My Movies to see the dvd's inside Media Center. But when I play the dvd's playback stops randomly and I need to re-start playback manually.VLC Player has no problem playing these files - only Media Center that is acting up? AHCI is activated.Can't locate PhysX setting in Nvidia settings, so I guess it is not enabled for my GPU.
When I am playing music in the media player, at first the sound is fine, but after awhile it begins to become choppy. And sometimes when streaming on the internet, the same thing happens but right away. It is not the speakers because the sound will start then stop, over and over. It is not the internet because this happens in media player which does not require the internet to run. I've updated and troubleshooted and nothing seems to help. I have an HP DV 9000, 64 bit, Windows 7 operating system.
i7 quad, 8g ram, Home Premium. Delivered Thursday this week. Updated all the way, AVG antivirus, Comodo Firewall (FW only!). every startup, every reboot, the blue tooth (Targus and MS) mouse is incredibly NOT smooth. 20% more and it would be unuseable. If i go to the View Bluetooth devices and remove the mouse then fresh search for it-find it-install it, now the Bluetooth mouse is as sweet and pleasant as can be. If I remove it before shutdown the find and add after boot, same thing.But just reboot and it's back to horrible. A wireless mouse (with dongle thingie) works fine, anytime. Phone and online chats with Dell have led to them pointing me to the Intel site for the driver packageBT_2.2_s64.exe. Downloaded, installed, exact same behavior.
Reboot and the mouse needs a kick- remove and rediscover and it's fine. Uninstall the Intel package, base MS/Win7 bluetooth enum, same thing.Found similar but more comprehensive driver and installer package for the Intel 2200 half card wireless on Lenovo website. (300+MB!) Installed it, at least it does Install the Intel ProSet package into running/starting services.. Same mouse behavior. Tried setting some things to 'Auto-Delayed start'...Search the internet and I see a lot of people have the similar problem, some even when the close the laptop lid and reopen- or half a dozen variations on this.Even more frustrating is I have a slightly aged Inspiron N5010 Laptop with W7 home prem that these same mice work flawlessly with it;s Dell 365 bluetooth module.
So, the problem is that when I play games (tested cod4 and cs 1.6) my mouse randomly skips. Its not often, if I wave my mouse right-left it happens like 1/7 times. It happens when I also press some buttons from the keyboard at the same time.
I've tried with two mouses, MS IE 3.0 and razer diamondback, both with windows 7 drivers and the result is the same.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Printing is skipping all over while I type in mail program, notepad, filling in forms and even typing th (the 'is' of this just was inserted into Windows making it Windoisws). laptop.
I do not touch the touch pad while typing. Mouse is sitting beside the (the word 'laptop' jumped up to the end of the previous paragraph.
PS- This is a new Dell, 2.5 weeks old with a problem whereby windows will NOT open from the taskbar.
While I'm typing text into any program (email, Word, etc), the cursor will auto-move to wherever the mouse pointer would be (sort of like the setting is on that does auto-select/click when it sits on something). I then end up typing into a completely different part of the message/document and it's SO frustrating. There's no rhyme or reason to when it occurs, at least not that I can figure out.
It's nothing to do with my mouse/drivers - it happens with both my trackpad and my USB mouse.
I know it's not the best laptop but for the most part it does what i need. my only problem is when playing large HD movies in MKV format it's constant lagging and skipping. I have tried VLC and it's unwatchable. here is what i have
ASUS AMD QUAD-CORE A6-3400M RADEON HD 7620G2 1GB 8 GB DDR3
I usually like to get the largest file as it will make for a better pic. the smaller more compressed files aren't an issue. player the larger files?
The sound on my Acer Aspire notebook is skipping and lagging. I've already downloaded the newest Realtek audio drivers from the Acer website. I tried to reset the DMA settings but got this result: "No resettable ATA channels with Windows drivers found. Nothing changed."
I'm attempting to use the guide posted on lifehacker to move the users folder to a different drive as Windows 7 is installed on a rather small SSD.The guide is here: Move the Users Directory in Windows 7I followed the directions to the letter, except of course, when it came to fixing the drive letters. C: was swapped to e: while the drive that I would like users on is f:I've tried it with and without /copyall. I've tried changing the switch to - instead of /, and I've tried using /xjd instead. But every single time, robocopy skips 37 (of 195) directories and the process fails.Does this guide simply not work? Or am I missing something? I'd really like to move the whole thing (especially Appdata), not just documents.I'm using upgrade media of Windows 7 home premium 64bit and a fresh installation of Windows 7 (unactivated as yet - though I had the same problem before with a fully updated/activated version of windows.)
ultimate is installed on my machine. everything was working perfectly including mics, speakers and rosetta stone software. then i went through the windows 7 vr training and setup and now my audio files are skipping the 1st 0.1 -2 seconds. it happens in speech recognition software. rosetta stone randomly now cuts of the beginning of every word/ phrase and the default tts message "you have selected microsoft anna (or other) as the computers default voice" skips the 1st couple of words. last time this happened i went for a full reinstall - and there is so much software on thr pc it took literally days to complete. in order to avoid that step again i would hope there is a work around for this problem. i have tried several restore function but its not fixing the problem. uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers
I ran chkdsk/r attempting to fix a separate issue. And then I noticed afterwards that during the boot process, I would get this message:autochk* program not found - skipping AUTOCHECKThe message shows up after the windows logo and before the logon screen.I can still run windows just fine with no problems what-so-ever. The only issue with it, is that it's there. I just want to make the message go away. I can make it not show up by selecting "no GUI boot" in msconfig, but that only masks the issue.
System Info:OS: Windows 7 Professional x64Laptop: Toshiba Satellite L670 CustomizedMfg part#: PSK3AU-055014RAM: 8GB Dual-Channel DDR3CPU: Intel i5 CPU M460@2.53GHzMotherboard: Toshiba NALAA (CPU)Storage: 488GB Toshiba MK5065GSXVideo Card: Intel HD Graphics (Integrated)Sound Card: Intel Display AudioAntivirus: MSEFirewall: Windows Firewall
recently got a new laptop a Lenovo Y570. I moved my entire audio collection from my old laptop over and attempted to play songs in iTunes it repeatedly on the majority of songs skips to the next track at a random point throughout the song.this is not the 20 second preview setting in iTunes as it has skipped the same song at 5 seconds or 45 or even 2 mins in. I then tried the songs in Windows Media Player Classic same thing, and again in Windows Media Player 12. However from a few tests QuickTime seems to play songs fine.I updated the Renesas audio driver and tried the CCCP codec pack, then removed it and installed the basic K-Lite codec pack which seems to have fixed the problem for windows media player 12 but the others still dont work. *update tried more songs in WMP12 and it skips some songs midway thru as well.
I have VLC Portable as the default program for opening some video files, like .mp4 and .avi. And I have Foobar (portable) as the default program for .mp3.Usually the icons on .mp4, .avi, .mp3 files get updated with the icons of the assigned media players.But on this PC it's not working. They're still the same icons as if WMP was the default player.Does it have to do with the Standard user account? (Because on other PCs I run from an Admin account and I don't have such problems.)
How can I make Windows Media Player stop updating media every freaking time I start it up? It always hogs up massive amount of CPU power and goes into (Not Responding) for a min while updating.I only add media files to the Windows Explorer Library so I can get indexed searches. I don't even use WMP to view files or anything. Just to burn some music CDs sometimes.I've tried deleting the files from the WMP library but the next time I open it up, it scans and updates all my files again! Is there a way to completely purge the WMP library and make it not update ever? I've unchecked every option that seems to make it scan and update but it still does it.Basically I want to UNLINK the Windows Explorer Library from the WMP Library.
I'm in grave problem here. I just installed windows 7 x64 a few days back. And initially I installed the 32bit version of k-lite codec pack for my windows media player. The media center worked fine then. It was loading my ffdshow and ac3filter along as I checked it.But then yesterday I noticed that the same pop-up od recommended/express install of WMP came again. Initially I thought that it must be some bug or something, but then when my MKV and AVI files didn't work in WMC, I realized that somehow WMP x64 got triggered, and now it is using the x64 bit of WMP in WMC. And I just wanna revert back to 32-bit WMP in WMC.
- Intel i7 Core, Gigabyte motherboard, 4GB of DDR3 Ram
- graphics card ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, using DVI connection with my Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW monitor
I have downloaded and installed DviX codecs, K-Lite Codec pack and updated the latest drivers straight from ATI's website for my graphics card and system.
The problem I am having is when inserting a DVD (store bought, Region 1). I have already right clicked on my DVD Drive (D: )and changed it's Region play back to Region 1 (this was my first hurdle).
Using Windows Media Player that came with Windows 7 (11 or 12?) I attempt to play this DVD, and it says playing, but I cannot access any DVD menus, title screens or whatever. No sound or anything is happening, only a black screen. Seems to recognize it as Play-list 1 (D: ), but I can't get it to play, right click on the drive in Windows Media Player, play is grayed out. Tried using Windows Media Player Classic and DviX player as well, and I cannot get a DVD to play.
In Windows Explorer, it shows TS Video Files and TS Audio Files, as if I was burning it or something. (I don't know if this is how Windows 7 shows all DVD's)
Tried the one HD video that comes with Windows Media Player, some 30 seconds of nature, and it plays fine, so I can play video.
Oh and I popped in a music CD and it plays fine as well.