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Old 26-04-2007
matt
 
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Choppy itunes video

Hi all,
I have 2gb of ram on vista home premium machine. Integrated NVIDIA
video card, but still, shouldn't itunes not have choppy video? I'm
putting the itunes folder on a separate hd to see if that fixes the
problem. Anyone have a similar experience and possible solutions other
than waiting to see if and when Apple fixes it? Audio is fine, but
video is horrible on purchased tv shows from itunes.

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Old 26-04-2007
Michael Solomon
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

Even with 2GB of ram, with an integrated card, the memory is likely shared.
That's one possible issue, another might be that nVidia's drivers for that
card aren't completely stable as yet. Currently, many of their drivers are
still in beta and even the ones that aren't may only support basic functions
as full featured drivers are still in development.

Instead of moving Itunes, you might try shutting down processes one by one
and then run the video. If that seems to solve the problem, that would seem
to point to a memory issue.
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Old 26-04-2007
Frank
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

I'm afraid it's a video ram thing. I was running Vista with a Matrox
card that had 64megs of ram and all of the videos were choppy.
Best solution is to get a dedicated video card with a min of 256 megs.
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Old 03-05-2007
nevermind5807@yahoo.com
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

I've been on a tear tonight solving all kinds of problems. I had
bought several music videos on iTunes and hated the choppy video. It
has nothing to do with your systems folks, the good new is the
solution is just a few mouse clicks away. I'm so happy I solved this,
I got on google and decided to spread the wealth around. OK, here's
the solution, right out of an official Apple document:

Disable Direct3D video acceleration in QuickTime

1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. Open the QuickTime control panel.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Deselect Enable Direct3D video acceleration in the Video section

That's all it took for me. The next thing they recommend is this:

Disable DirectX in QuickTime

1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. Open the QuickTime control panel.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Select Safe mode (GDI only) in the Video section

I didn't have to do this. If you did, remember, you're not disabling
DirectX across the board but only in QuickTime.

I'll almost bet money this'll solve your problem. If it does, pass it
forward by goggling some groups for "itunes video choppy" and then
sort by date. That's how I found this thread. If it works, please
spread the wealth as I have. This is something a lot of PC users are
wrestling with, and it's all because of a simple QuickTime setting.

Here's the link to the article itself on the Apple site

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303706
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Old 03-05-2007
nevermind5807@yahoo.com
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

Here's a tinyurl:

http://tinyurl.com/yonokx

that will lead back to this page if you just want to copy that to lead
people back to this thread. That way you don't have to copy the big
url in your address bar.
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Old 28-05-2007
Sher
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

Thank you for trying, but this did not help me. My itunes video is still
choppy. I will just deleate Itunes and stop waisting my money. I miss XP : (
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Old 30-12-2009
Member
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

I fixed mine (after many attempts from other websites) by checking the box labeled "Enable encoding using legacy codecs" under the Media Encoding section of the Advanced Quicktime Preferences (Edit>Preferences>Quicktime Preferences>Advanced>Media Encoding>Enable encoding using legacy codecs ~1/3 up from the bottom of the window)

I don't know why it started, but this seems to work at the moment. It went from pretty choppy/laggy to what I would expect when downloading other stuff in the background. Hope this helps!
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Old 30-12-2009
David H. Lipman
 
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Re: Choppy itunes video

From: "Tuggz" <Tuggz.43zjja@DoNotSpam.com>

| I fixed mine (after many attempts from other websites) by checking the box labeled
| "Enable encoding using legacy codecs" under the Media Encoding section of the Advanced
| Quicktime Preferences (Edit>Preferences>Quicktime Preferences>Advanced>Media
| Encoding>Enable encoding using legacy codecs ~1/3 up from the bottom of the window)

| I don't know why it started, but this seems to work at the moment. It went from pretty
| choppy/laggy to what I would expect when downloading other stuff in the background.
| Hope this helps! -- Tuggz


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