WMP11 playback jerky

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by ubergnome, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. ubergnome

    ubergnome New Member

    Apr 10, 2008
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    Someone please help.

    I have a Lenovo Y410 with Vista 32bit installed. My drivers say they are up to date, and Lenovo website has all things accounted for. Whenever I play any file association type in WMP11, the video stops, and jerks, but the bar at the bottom moves at a normal pace. The files seem fine when I transfer to another computer.

    Streaming video in webpages (flv files, etc.) seem ok, but anything that uses WMP doesn't. I ran updates, and it says there is none.


  2. superbill

    superbill New Member

    Feb 6, 2008
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    I ubergnome

    I had a quick look at the specs. on your machine and wondered if it had 1GB RAM or have you upgraded it to higher. Also that spec. showed the rig used a Intel GMA X3100 Graphics card. As you may or may not know this is an integrated graphics card that doesn't feature its own memory but can address up to 384MB of system RAM for video memory. Reviews on this card show a low base score in Windows Experience.
    In conclusion it might be that your problems may be partly down to having the minimum 1GB RAM recommended for running vista (other than home basic) coupled by the extra "drain" of your video card borrowing up to 348MB of system RAM. This could cause the stops & jerks you mention. Why it should be only in WMP11, I'm not too sure but maybe this uses more RAM than other applications.
    Solution....Well if you are sure it is not a driver problem, I would be looking at possibly upgrading the memory RAM to 2GB.
    P.S. I ran vista on a Dell Inspiron with integrated graphics and found that 1GB of Ram not sufficient to get a decent video performance!!!
    Anyone else had the same problem???????????
  3. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

    Jan 15, 2008
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    Hi!! This is just a theory.... Do you have "Think Pad" on your machine ? I've noticed there seems to be some kind of conflict with the WMP 11 and Think Pad caused by Vista SP1. I don't know if Superbills stuff will work, sounds great, your manufacturer hasn't solved the problem yet. Let us know how it works out... P.S.- I've heard of people going back to previous versions of Windows Microsoft Player (OLD) Maybe that, or another type player would work better.

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