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Dvd movie sound is slow

Running a new Acer xp media centre The DVD movie sound is slow on all disks. (DVD's) Have secondry IDE drive configured to hardware with DMA on. MP3's run normally.

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  • Robert Scott Apr 29, 2008

    No success on media player or media centre.
    Voices sound as as they have a drawled stutter.
    Same from cold start and no applications running

    Acer Aspire E500 1 gig ram
    Media centre 2002 with service Pack 2
    Pentium R4 3.4 gig

  • Robert Scott Apr 29, 2008

    Yes the slow stutter with speech using Microsoft or Cyberlink Power DVD is overcome by using VLC. This however is a roundabout solution...where does the current fault lie??

  • Robert Scott Apr 29, 2008

    Should I use a vista Pack on XP?? If I do use VLC as the player the Slow stutter with speech present in Microsoft Media Players and Cyberlinks Power DVD stops..but why?? Maybe it is codec but no problem on other similar machines.

  • Robert Scott Apr 29, 2008

    The problem is not with volume but disortion in speech. To reiterate, a dragging stutter. VLC does operate on the setting File, open disk dvd. File open disk dvd (menu) does not operate, I always get the picture but the sound again distorts).

  • Robert Scott Apr 30, 2008

    Have new Acer Aspire E500 1 gig ram
    Media centre 2002 with service Pack 2
    Pentium R4 3.4 gig The DVD movie sound (Speech) is slow and stuttering on all disks. (DVD's) Have secondry IDE drive configured to hardware with DMA on.
    Voices sound as as they have a drawled stutter.
    Same from cold start and no applications running
    If I use VLC with no menus selected all is O.K. With the menu option the problem returns. This however is a roundabout solution...where does the current fault lie?? I would prefer to integrate the solution into Media Centre and not go outside it.

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Yes, as stated before, update your codec pack. You can also try K-LiteMega Codec pack (very popular) or even THIS.

Also, as Ekse said, use the AC3 Filter software. The link he provided is direct to the .exe file, and may not open always. HERE is the link to page you can download it from. ( I hope you don't mind, Ekse )

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    Swilin Sampson Apr 30, 2008

    If possible, try to update to Windows XP Media Center 2005.

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Hello

First I would recommend you update your codecs.
The easyest way todo this is to get FFDSHOW which pretty much works with any type of movie

here is the FFDSHOW
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm

also for sound I recommend you get ac3filter
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ac3filter/ac3filter_1_46.exe

More information about the ac3filter can be found here
http://ac3filter.net/projects/ac3filter

after you have installed these two, you should be able to use any movie player, without any problems, but I do recommend VLC.

I hope this solves the problem, if it doesnt let me know.

Thanks

'Ekse'

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 30, 2008

    honestly you just need the ffdshow and ac3 and everything will work. I dont like those huge mega codec packs.



    Ah well

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First of all try the Codec for XP, as suggested. Codecs are used to encoding / decoding audio when recording or reproducing dvd, a codec problem can give same effect. Also download and test a different burning software, to ensure it is not a software problem.

If codec is fine it is likely to be an hardware problem with your DVD rw drive , you will probably need to replace DVD burner, which is not an expensive part. If it was sound card you will have problem only on same pc.
First ensure 100% problem is not software.

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    Ginko Apr 30, 2008

    Check if the problem persists when you burn on different PC and play on your computer. If it does not, then is DVD recorder. If you have same problem with dvd burned on different computer , then the problem is between system/software and audio, or video adapter.

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Audio level too low.
In truth the audio level is too high on everything else. Movie soundtracks are extremely dynamic, ranging from near silence to intense explosions. In order to support an increased dynamic range and hit peaks (near the 2V RMS limit) without distortion, the average sound level must be lower. This is why the line volume from DVD players is lower than from almost all other sources.

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 30, 2008

    Why is the audio level from my DVD player so low?Many
    people complain that the audio level from DVD players is too low. In
    truth the audio level is too high on everything else. Movie soundtracks
    are extremely dynamic, ranging from near silence to intense explosions.
    In order to support an increased dynamic range and hit peaks (near the
    2V RMS limit) without distortion, the average sound volume must be
    lower. This is why the line level from DVD players is lower than from
    almost all other sources. So far, unlike on CDs and LDs, the level is
    much more consistent between discs. If the change in volume when
    switching between DVD and other audio sources is annoying, you may be
    able to adjust the output signal level on some players or the input
    signal level on some receivers, but other than that, there's not much
    you can do.

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 30, 2008

    Why is the dialog hard to hear?Dialog
    (people speaking) is usually mixed into the center channel, with music,
    effects, and ambience mixed into other channels. If your audio system
    isn't hooked up correctly or doesn't work properly, the center channel
    might not be properly reproduced. If you have a system with only two
    speakers, make sure it is connected to the stereo outputs, not the
    multichannel outputs.
    In
    some cases the movie sound was not mixed well in the studio, making the
    dialog hard to hear. In this case there's not much you can do other
    than curse the sound engineer who thought sound effects were more
    important than understanding what people are saying.
    Try turning on dynamic range compression or check the disc to see if there is a separate 2-channel soundtrack mix.

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    Maanita Chadha Apr 30, 2008

    Audio is only 12 bits.
    This
    myth was started by Widescreen Review magazine, which attempted to
    equate jitter in DVD players to a reduced audio resolution. DVD audio
    can be either 16, 20, or 24 bits. Jitter does not reduce the number of
    bits. There are many kinds of jitter. Jitter in the channel signal is
    accounted for in the readout circuitry. Jitter in the digital audio
    output is related to the audio circuitry and is independent of the DVD
    format. It's true that jitter at different stages can reduce audio
    quality, but comparing it to a 12-bit sample size is naive and
    inaccurate. Numerous reviews indicate that most DVD players sound as
    good or better than most CD transports.

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Hi,

Did you make sure that the software your playing the discs with have all the sound settings to high..

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  • Priya darshan Apr 29, 2008

    I would suggest you to use VLC player which you can download it from HERE for free.This is a real good software you can get a real high volume with it.

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Get the Vista Codec Packs:

32 bit version

64 bit version

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It sounds like your computer is having a problem syncing the audio with the visual. you can try to add more RAM to the computer, or you can make sure no other applications are running at the time when viewing a dvd. also try using windows media player to view instead of windows media center.

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