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Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 7:56 pm:   

I have an HP pavillion 7845. 800MH with 192 sdRAM
Initially any video's I would attempt to run, (movie previews etc) the picture would be grainy and would run for a few seconds and then stop, by double clicking on pic I could get it to run again but it would restart at the beginning and do the same thing. The video card was from factory onboard. I purchased a 32 Meg Video card from Compusa and had them install it for me hoping that would remedy the problem. NOT! Am very frustrated and need some help on this. What is it going to take for me to be able to improve my video viewing capabilities? Any suggestions??
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 9:31 pm:   

What type of videos are you trying to run, dvd movies,mpg,avi? What program are you using to view these videos with? If your useing windows media player upgrade to the latest version. Otherwise use a different software program to view your movies. Different video programs can produce quite a difference in video quality.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 8:24 am:   

Thanks for the reply. Do you know of any software programs that would outperform Quicktime or Realoneplayer? I attempt to run movie reviews off the internet using Quicktime or RealOneplayer. I do have Windows Media player but the others seem to work better. Sorry can't say what format the videos would be. I have been thinking possibly hardware adjustments would do the trick but haven't been successful with that. Just don't know what to do. I purchased Dazzle Creator 80 for the home movie transfer to cd. This is really where all this need for video capability started. Thanks again
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 10:32 am:   

Don't know of any programs that you would consider better. As far as adjustments, I set my video card at 32 bit and 800 x 600 mode. Might want to try one thing. Go to control panel\display and check the refresh rate. Set it to adapter default to start with and see how that works out. Try different settings after that.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 11:11 pm:   

previews? usually previews are just 30 seconds to 5 minutes or so long, it'd stop. as far as grainy, you may need to tweak the card's settings if you can, or run another codec. depends on what the codec was used to make it. using 1024X768 here, and i have no problems. but of course, i've loaded up on codecs too. lots of ram, and a g-force 2 64 meg video card. all ddr ram by the way. possible you're not getting the d/l properly too.

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