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My experience is that PowerDVD is much better than ATI player overall, I don't see much immediate picture quality improvement with ATI, but the other problems make it a waste of space...


Any way I can make it better?


System spec at end...

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DVDs on ATI player and power DVD


General problems:

ATI player tends to stutter slightly throughout most movies

ATI player occasionally freezes mid movie

- most notably looking right at Leeloo's

bum as she vaulted into the ceiling in 5th element


No problems observed with PowerDVD


Playing Ultimate DVD platinum on demo disc

Sitting on title menu screen

Processor utilization

ATI 50%

PowerDVD 55%


With ATI player in full screen mode,

other applications cannot be brought to foreground

Power DVD does this no problem


Flash screen at start

ATI player jitters badly on centre bar of 'e' and 's' of dvdexperts.com

PowerDVD looks fine.


Power DVD:

From main menu select audio options then then dolby digital - 9 out of 10 times goes black screen and 100% processor utilisation

ATI player does this fine every time

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Abit Kt7 mobo Bios rev WZ

AMD Duron 750

128Mb RAM

Win98 SE

IBM 30Gb ATA66 hard disc (DMA on)

Createive PC DVD DXR2 5 speed (DMA on)

ATI AIW desktop vn 4.12.2490, driver vn 4.13.7075

Creative SB Platinum Live 5.1 drivers as on CD

Sanyo PLV30 VGA cable connected. (800 X 600, 60Hz)

DVD Genie v3.86

Power DVD V 3.0

ATI DVD player 4.1.0.0



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Anyone help?


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Pootle,


I experience the exact opposite type of behavior. In fact last night I watched the first episode of The Prisoner with the ATI player. I remembered that this looked terrible with PowerDVD and went back to it just to confirm. Besides the fact that we have different computers I'd say the biggest difference it that I'm using the 7093 driver with a Radeon LE card. I would try this driver. I assume also that you made the settings changes in DVDGenie. If not check the DVDGenie tweaks thread.


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Version 7093? Where did you get that?


ATI website has 7075 (which I've got),

and BETA version 7103.


I could give 7103 a go though..


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Originally posted by George Kouzev:
To add a glitch to the ATIs list:


Cannot play Toy Story 2. It goes up to the Disney logo (a minute into the playing time) and then instead of going to the movie previews screen goes and no commands are accepted (no play or going to main menu).


Other DVD SW could play the disk.


I have 7093 driver with the Radeon LE card and ATI 7.1.


Does anyone have such problem?


GK


George:


Try this. Start Toy Story 2 in WinDVD first. Exit the player as soon as you get to the opening credits. Now, open up the ATI player and begin playing.


Or, better still, start Toy Story 2 in the ATI player. When you come across the dark screen -- exit the player with a right click and then clicking on exit. Keep the disk in the tray and open up WinDVD. Now, play it until the opening credits start and then jump back to ATI. It should work.
 

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Get the ATI 7093 driver here .


I've seen this utilization problem when I had not yet unregistered the WinDVD Direct Show filters from DVDGenie 3.86. I had 37% before and only 13% after. If you ever used WinDVD, then you need to do this. It also causes a bad stuttering problem. If you only had PowerDVD, then I'm not sure why, as I still have PowerDVD loaded on my machine without problem. Though I don't use it any more. I'm using WinME with the 7093 drivers mainly. Sometimes WinDVD if desperate for DTS. Good luck.


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Pootle,


Check this thread http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/009544.html . Reading that it sounds like the 7075 drivers should work. You have DirectX 8.0 installed, right?


MikeM,

How the hell did you come up with that procedure for playing TS2?


John


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To add a glitch to the ATIs list:


Cannot play Toy Story 2. It goes up to the Disney logo (a minute into the playing time) and then instead of going to the movie previews screen goes and no commands are accepted (no play or going to main menu).


Other DVD SW could play the disk.


I have 7093 driver with the Radeon LE card and ATI 7.1.


Does anyone have such problem?


GK
 
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