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Gum Digger
30-08-2004, 10:25 PM
Is there another Player like powerDVD with similar features but uses less system resources because i tried WinDVD and it uses farr to many.

30-08-2004, 10:32 PM
How much mem have you got?
I only have 128 and it works perfectly (PIII 733hmz)
Whats your vid card? this can have a big effect on DVD playback peformance

and anyway how does it use too much mem? I mean it only needs to play smoothly!!??

30-08-2004, 10:36 PM
It depends on what the speed of your system is, on how well DVD's play
And how many megs of ram you have helps.

What happens?? Is it too slow, when a DVD plays??

If you have XP, you could use WMP. As Powerdvd will act as the DVD codec it needs. There are a lot of other DVD players. Most of them might be shareware. So, unless registered, maybe limited.

You could try www.download.com do a search for dvd player

Gum Digger
30-08-2004, 11:04 PM
currently oi hav 700hmz, 128 ram (8mb shared for onboard video card).
The only thing i dnt like about winDVD is it takes ages to open and is slow for eg if i press open it will take 405 sec to open, rest playback is normal.
The reason why i dnt want to stick wif PDVD is coz whenever i play any kind of file (mpg, divx, wmv, etcc.) it looses the brightness. Ones that happens, this problem appears in every single player.

30-08-2004, 11:12 PM
And what version of windows do you use Gum Digger?? If XP I would say a bit of extra ram would help a lot. And is it P2, P3? 700 mhz?

Gum Digger
31-08-2004, 10:11 PM
Its windows Xp p2

01-09-2004, 10:31 AM
I would up the ram to 256 or even 512+ if you can afford it. 128 isnt a lot for XP to run. XP not powerDVD would use most of the 128mb u have right now.

01-09-2004, 10:48 AM
> Hi
> currently oi hav 700hmz, 128 ram (8mb shared for
> onboard video card).

Windows XP should run fine with 128. I think you might find that the 8mb onboard is where you've got your problems - DVD requires a decent amount of video RAM (we're talking 32mb+), and having it shared means that upping your onboard to 32mb will drop your system RAM to 96mb. A new video card might be a better investment than more RAM in your situation. I don't think any different DVD software would make much difference to you as you're restricting it with the video output.