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I keep hearing that people are using Zoomplayer to give their WMV9 playback a shot in the arm, as it uses far less overhead than Windows Media Player, and that allows for less stuttering during playback. Well, when I play material like Step Into Liquid back in WMP9 (in 1280x720), it stutters here and there, but is mostly okay. However, I've tried to use it in Zoomplayer (I like the extra flexibility), and it drops frames and stutters so much it's almost unwatchable. What am I doing wrong with Zoomplayer? It it something related to VMR and/or Windows Overlay or something like that? It seems that Zoomplayer is eating my processor up somehow, whereas it should be very light on it compared to WMP9. I need some advice!



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P4 1.8 Ghz

768 Mb RDRAM

Windows XP

DX9

WMP9/Zoomplayer

nVidia GeForce 3

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Same problem here. I really dont get it. Now even Cineplayer, powerdvd and windvd have croped up some new and some similar problems. The only thing that seems to work right is zp with elcard filters on ripped movies. Yup, I have resorted to rippin' movies to watch them. Insane!!!!!
 

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Deeambo, have you uninstalled your IDE channel (device manager)?

Your symptoms are consistent with an IDE channel problems


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Note that any player that plays our format in Windows uses the exactly the same set of bits to *decode* the WMV stream (it is all in our Windows Media Format SDK). This includes the media player. So there should not be any problems here.


So the only difference is the output renderer where we spent a lot of time tuning in Media Player 9. This is key in HD playback due to the high volume of data being dumped into the GPU frame buffer. If the renderer in the player does not use an optimized path with "fast writes" into the GPU frame buffer, you are going to have problems.


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Gnollo,


Sorry it took a while to get back. I was having problems with setting DMA to the drives and my DVD drive started acting up. Also cannot set for digital audio from the drive.

The suttering problem has been on for a while, since before the other problems croped up. Its as tho' someone used "negative pixie dust" on my pc. It grew a mind of its own and it a teenager..... ....
 
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