MPEG2 Freezes Occasionally

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I have a powerful-enough computer--an Athlon XP 2200 (1.8 gigahertz), 512
DDR RAM, 30 Gig HD 7200 Rpm, 64 meg AGP video.

I have an MPEG2 captured from a VCR via AverMedia EZMaker USB 2, and the DVD
I made from it is fine. (It's a 4 gig file, DVD-quality rip of an 1 1/2 hour
movie.) But when I play back the MPEG2 on the computer, about every 5
minutes the video will freeze up. The audio keeps going, but the video
totally locks.

Why is this?

LRH
 

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"Larry R Harrison Jr" <noone@noone.com> wrote:

>I have a powerful-enough computer--an Athlon XP 2200 (1.8 gigahertz), 512
>DDR RAM, 30 Gig HD 7200 Rpm, 64 meg AGP video.
>
>I have an MPEG2 captured from a VCR via AverMedia EZMaker USB 2, and the DVD
>I made from it is fine. (It's a 4 gig file, DVD-quality rip of an 1 1/2 hour
>movie.) But when I play back the MPEG2 on the computer, about every 5
>minutes the video will freeze up. The audio keeps going, but the video
>totally locks.
>
>Why is this?
>
>LRH
>

Try defragging your hard drive and close down programs running the the
background.
Try playing back the mpeg file using a different program.

Regards Brian
 
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"Larry R Harrison Jr" <noone@noone.com> wrote in message
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> I have a powerful-enough computer--an Athlon XP 2200 (1.8 gigahertz), 512
> DDR RAM, 30 Gig HD 7200 Rpm, 64 meg AGP video.
>
> I have an MPEG2 captured from a VCR via AverMedia EZMaker USB 2, and the
DVD
> I made from it is fine. (It's a 4 gig file, DVD-quality rip of an 1 1/2
hour
> movie.) But when I play back the MPEG2 on the computer, about every 5
> minutes the video will freeze up. The audio keeps going, but the video
> totally locks.
>
> Why is this?
>
> LRH
>
There have been a number of bugs related to the Athlon processors and AGP
functions.
Some of them are well known and well described.
Others are more vague.
Personal example: Athlon dual-processor motherboard with an Nvidia 5900
display board, running Windows XP.
There is a known bug with Windows 2000, and a fix.
In my Windows XP system, the system was hard-crashing every third play of an
mpeg file.
The problem went away after being patched with a new driver, and reappeared
when the OS was reloaded. It went away again with the latest version of the
driver.

I would try a video card that does not use an Nvidia chipset.
 

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