DVD slow playback

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I am using a Pioneer 8xDVD 32xCD player and I have an ATI rage128 AGP 32SDRAM (Expert2000) video card. I use to play DVD's in full screen mode on Win98SE without a glitch. Now that I've switched to Win2K I've been getting terrible playback of DVD's. I have a feeling that the OS is not detecting the Hardware decoder on my video card, and it's only using the software decoding. Could this be the case...? and if so does anyone know how to set it up so that I get full hardware decoding of DVD's.

thanks DOM

Asus A7V rev1005a
T-bird 800
256 MB SDRAM
ATI Expert2000 32MB AGP (with latest beta drivers)
SB Live
Maxtor ATA100 10gig
IBM DeskStar ATA100 30gig
HP 9100 CD-WR
Pioneer DVD
DirectX8
Win2k SP1 and all AVI-AGP updates
 
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Does anyone know the answer to my question or are you guys just avoiding it all together....
Please I'm sure someone out there has to know something.
In general how good is DVD playback in Win2K with any video card with hardware decoding...??????
thanks
 
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dont know if this maters or not but did you get DirectX8 or DirectX8a <<--- a
 

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I have win2k and a Sigma Designs Hollywood+ hardware dvd decoder, and it plays just fine. Looking at your system specs, even if it was software playback, an 800 tbird should be able to handle it just fine. I suspect the problem is elsewhere, such as maybe a scratched DVD or a dirty lens in your drive.

Also, what's the IDE bus config in your system (you know, what's master, what's slave).

~Crapple0

"intel inside, idiot outside"
 
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Hey thanks a lot... I changed my DVD drive setup so that it's not attached to my CD burner but it's now a primary master and it works just fine.!!!

Wicked!!!