Problems watching downloads on full screen mode

Discussion in 'General Software' started by semisonic9, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. semisonic9

    semisonic9 Gawd

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    So I got a nice, big 26" monitor to serve double as a TV while I'm doing schoolwork at my desk.

    The problem is, when I blow images up all the way, the tracks seem to separate. Video will eventually lag behind, or even freeze up and then fast forward to catch up, etc. It's distracting.

    When I blow up video like this, I expect to see some some bars (depending on wide screen or not, native resolution,etc), plus a loss in overall quality and clarity but this seems odd to me.

    Hardware: 260gtx (216), q6600, 4gb DDR2, 7200rpm HD with 16 or 32mb cache, and a 26" Planar with native resolution of 1920x1200 and a 60hz refresh rate.

    Software: It's happened in every media player I've used, from WinAmp and WMP to Nero.

    Examples:
    Downloaded episodes of Dexter are 608x336, at 128kbs and (supposedly) 23 frames/second.
    Downloaded episodes of Heroes are 608x352, at 128kbs and (supposedly) 23 frames/second.
    Widescreen movies like 1408 come at 652x266, at 112kbs and (supposedly) 23 frames/second.


    When I fire it up, everything runs fine for awhile until, eventually, the above problems start to creep in. Distracting any time I want to swap to full screen and watch from across the room.

    -S
     
  2. Demon10000

    Demon10000 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Have you tried updating video drivers?
     
  3. semisonic9

    semisonic9 Gawd

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    Ah yes, I should have mentioned that.

    Codecs both for the video players, and for the video card, should be totally up to date.

    -S
     
  4. The Donut

    The Donut 2[H]4U

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    What software are you using to play them? If you havn't already, try VLC Media Player.
     
  5. semisonic9

    semisonic9 Gawd

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    Listed in the OP, I've tried Windows Media Player, WinAMP, and whatever Nero calls its suite.

    I can try VLC, but I'm fairly sure it's not the media player at this point. :-/.

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  6. semisonic9

    semisonic9 Gawd

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    Tried watching some True Blood last night on full screen. After a little hitching at the start, it worked fine.

    Interesting.

    -S