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  1. #1
    matt Guest

    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.

  2. #2
    Michael Solomon Guest

    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.

  3. #3
    Frank Guest

    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.

  4. #4
    nevermind5807@yahoo.com Guest

    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

  5. #5
    nevermind5807@yahoo.com Guest

    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.

  6. #6
    Sher Guest

    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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    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!

  8. #8
    David H. Lipman Guest

    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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