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Issue with trying to play mpeg2's on my computer.

\015 I couldn't find a listing for my exact computer. It's an HP Pavilion Media Center but a1214n. Differences i notice including mine has a 3Ghz processor and only 512mb ram. \015\012 Anyways, I have alot of mpeg2 format discs that I usually play on a regular dvd player. When i do they play perfectly normally. No picture issues. But sometimes some of the discs have little issues that a dvd player can't seem to push through while my comps dvd-rom has little or no problem with them. The problem i come across is when i do play the discs on my computer the picture experiences an issue where when the pictures moving too fast the edges of figures in the picture flake out. Fairly certain it's not a screen issue. I run my comp to a nice 32" flat screen and have no issues with other video types or even the mpeg2 discs when played on a dvd player. I even tried saving a disc onto my computer thinking the issue might involve how the dvd-rom reads them but the saved files experience the same issue if not worse. \015\012 I'm trying to figure out what's causing the video issue and if i can do anything to take care of it.\015\012Thankyou for any input that might help me. \015\012 Extra info on my computer, looking up what it has video-wise it says it is integrated with 128 MB of allocated video memory. Intel 945G chipset? dunno if that has to do with the video^_^\015

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I have the same problem with my Panasonic DVD player. Some movies are slightly distorted on the DVD player, but play fine on the computer.\015\012\015\012The answer here is the bitrate that the video was encoded at is not an exact match for your DVD player.\015\012\015\012It also could be a bad disk like keeter mentioned. Your DVD rom has a larger buffer and will read throug errors better than a standalone dvd player will.\015\012\015\012Hack
I think the problem is either software related, or is the disk itself.\015\012\015\012Firstly make sure you have all the proper mpeg-2 decoders. I'd assume you do, but looking for an update for whichever software you use to watch the dvd may help. You should also troubleshoot the software by trying an alternative program and seeing if that helps. (if you use VLC, try cyberlink, etc.) \015\012\015\012Secondly, there is a chance the actual distortion lies on the disk itself. You could narrow this down by trying the disk on a dvd player and the dvd rom, paying close attention to where the problems arise. If the dvd player and dvd rom both have trouble with the same section (or if the dvd player freezes in the same place the dvd rom starts to flake) the problem may be the disk.\015\012\015\012In either case, I highly doubt your computer itself has hany flaws in it. It is either software, or the disk itself.
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