Stuttering on Decode of Region 1 Disc

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Tony_Park, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Hi,

    I'm encountering a stuttering problem with AnyDVD 6303, when decoding a Region 1 DVD - Season 1 Alias DVD.

    The specs for my HTPC are as follows:
    AMD64 x2 3800+
    3Gb Ram
    Nvidia 8600 GT

    Looking at the Task Manager while the DVD is decoding, shows a peak of around 24% CPU Usage, along with 1.12Gb Ram usage.

    Are there any options in the config that I can change to help alleviate this problem? Or any other suggestions?

    Thanks
    Tony
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    How do you know the stuttering is happening while "decoding"?

    What happens if you disable Anydvd and play the disc?
     
  3. redc22

    redc22 Member

    you should not have any problem with Alias as there is no copy protection on it
     
  4. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Hi,

    I know its decoding the DVD, as my dvd drive is region 2, and the disks are region 1 - therefore, when I try and view the dvd without anydvd, I get a message within Vista Media Center regarding the regions and that the disk cannot be played.

    Thanks
    Tony
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That sounds like an a NTSC/PAL issue. And you're probably encountering the reason why people stay with XP and use Reclock.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No idea what's wrong, but this doesn't sound like an AnyDVD problem. Can you upload an AnyDVD_Info logfile?
     
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Tony_Park,

    a)Click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    b) Navigate to "Program Settings".
    c) Click "enable logging".
    d) Click "ok".
    e) Put the problematic original disc in your optical drive/reader.
    f) Go to your My Documents folder
    g) You will see a zip file called "Anydvd_Info_titleofmydisc.zip"
    h) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like [​IMG]
    i) if you don't see that icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    j) a small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    k) click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    l) click "upload"
     
  8. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Will get log file organised - Region 2 DVDs are working fine within Vista Media Center - no stuttering - so the only conclusion I can come to, since this is the case, is that AnyDVD is causing the problems with Region 1 DVDs.

    Will upload the log file shortly.

    Thanks
    Tony
     
  9. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Log file as requested

    Thanks
    Tony
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Can you confirm, if this is the problem, who's responsibility is it to fix the problem?

    Thanks
    Tony
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Well if this is some sort of judder issue, the problem isn't Anydvd.

    James is the Reclock expert. He would probably be better able to explain.
     
  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I suspected a CSS (region mismatch) problem, but the log looks fine to me. In other words: sorry, no idea.
     
  13. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, Reclock doesn't help here I am afraid.
     
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    O.k., I have no idea then. I thought it might be an issue with playing NTSC over some weird PAL television/display.
     
  15. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Hi,

    sorry, not sure what you mean in your last update - the TV that I'm displaying on is a Sony LCD tv, however I think I've solved the problem.

    Reading what I think you were saying into the updates above, I've set the desktop to display at 60Hz, and Media Center to output at 1080p 60Hz, and now the stuttering appears to have gone - I've also tried using a Region 2 DVD, and that appears to playback ok, and also some recorded TV with fast moving panning shots - all seems good :)

    Hopefully the steps I've taken are ok, and that they should work fine?

    Thanks
    Tony
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yeah, that sounds right. I did think it was some weird frequency or judder issue. I thought that, in part, was what Reclock was used for on XP (I've never used Reclock, so I guess I was mistaken).

    Anyway, congrats on figuring out your problem.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
  17. Tony_Park

    Tony_Park Member

    Thanks go to you and James for your help, much appreciated :bowdown:

    Tony
    :clap: