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    Windows Media Player Running Slow Video Files

    Alright, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to technical stuff, so talk to me like I'm six years old.

    I've just got a new PC. I've downloaded a few videos, but they're all running slow. The sound runs at normal speed, but the video lags behind, and becomes very out of sync. The longer I leave it, the worse the video gets.


    I read something about installing new drivers or something, but I'm not really sure what that is.

    Here's what technical info I could find; hopefully someone can tell me what to do.


    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

    Driver Version: 7.15.11.7813



    All advice would be very appreciated.

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    Well can you tell us what kind of video it is?
    I mean is this happening with all video files you have or only with the downloaded on?
    May be you need the codecs for your player!

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    They were files ripped from DVDs. I looked at some other threads, and someone said that they went to the manufacturer's website to download the driver, so I did this and it seems to have improved (though it's still not completely right).

    I seem only to be having problems with movies that are in a widescreen format now, though I'm not sure why...

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    ricky045 Guest

    Hard Drive

    Just formatted my hard drive and videos that i downloaded and played before on windows media player with no problems now stutter. I also seem to notice that windows media player is useing almost 85% cpu usage.

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    Oddly, I've found that when I use the built-in player in Ares, the files play a lot better than in WMP.

    Not sure why...

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