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vista home premium media player?

macca1980

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#1
i have a dual boot..with windows xp pro and vista home premium.

My problem is windows media player...

any time i play a file in vista the video seems stutter and very kinda "pixely"

i have installed all the relevant codecs..

when i play same files in xp it is perfect...

is this a video card issue?? do i need to upgrade?? i just have a standard vga onboard...

is there any way to get vista running at the "best performance" i dont really care about nice looking themes of flipping tabs..just want to play video.

can media player be run under compatibility wizard?
 

danzil

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#2
what is the spec of your system,,,,,vista as you ae probably aware uses way more memory and cpu power then xp......have you install vista graphics drivers...are the codecs vista compatible.....have you tried a different player like vlc player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
try that then post back wth more info about your pc.
regards
danzil
 

macca1980

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my video card is a Via/S3 Unichrome IGP... the vlc player seemed to be better quality but still not smooth.

i have a 2.16 ghz amd athlon 704 mb ram

the codecs i installed are vista compatible...i dont know where to find vista drivers for video.

if i need to buy a new graphics card i will...but wanted to check all angles first.
 

danzil

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#4
well i would suggest buying another graphics card////s3 inichrome isnt really man enough for vista even if you shared 512mb of ram with it,it will still be stuttery....get a cheap vista card from www.eclipsecomputers.com or else where.....can you boro one,and have a check with that.
regards
danzil