Solved Camera videos appear jumpy on computer

June 14, 2012 at 08:41:23
Specs: Windows Vista
Video files from camera are jerky and out of sound sync on desktop. Play great on laptop with Win 7 and on cheap Chinese tablet. Video card is NVIDIA Ge Force 6100 nForce 420. File is MOV. type and I have tried numerous software players/conversions all to no effect. Have set video card to best performance with no change at all.

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#1
June 14, 2012 at 09:41:30
My old computer had the same graphics chip and chipset, my problems was windows Vista being slow as normal until my hard drive messed up, when i put a bigger hard drive in my other old computer ( 2), i took the hard drive from 2 and put it in one and put windows 7 on it AFTER i upgraded the RAM to 1 gig.

Windows Vista is definitely the problem.
What are the rest of the specs (Ram and CPU)


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#2
June 14, 2012 at 10:11:09
Thanks for that, Ram is 2 gb, windows performance rate is 2.4 and processor is AMN Sempron 3400+ 1.8Ghz. Does that help? I wonder whether I need to upgrade , motherboard will support Athlon 64x2 with dual Core according to HP help pages.

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#3
June 14, 2012 at 10:52:07
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Mine wasn't that different, have a AMD sempron 3500+ 2.00GHz, try putting either windows 7 32 bit on there or get a dedicated graphics card as the original is not the best.
My WEI score for the CPU is 3.9.
I upgraded my graphics card to an Inno 3d GT430 1GB.
I think the base score is 3.9 or something.

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#4
June 14, 2012 at 10:56:56
simonva

My curiousity. If you transfer the videos to the HD do they play any better from there?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
June 14, 2012 at 11:08:05
To Derek
Windows Vista always slowed down my old computer, even lagged alittle on Halo combat evolved, Vista kills the performance on machine that are low-mid spec, why did microsoft ever think of making a 512MB RAM minimum requirement when it is slow on that much.

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#6
June 14, 2012 at 11:42:14
Re #5

Yeah. We have a Vista that runs quite nicely (2G RAM). I think Vista was pushed out too early and had to wait for the hardware to catch up with it. Too bloated.

Btw. #4 was a question for the original poster - have put the name in now.


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#7
June 14, 2012 at 12:00:12
Yea i know, just telling you.
Also Vista don't work well with semprons.

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#8
June 14, 2012 at 14:18:04
Thanks again for all the responses...it seems clear that serious consideration to more than one upgrade is necessary....maybe I should wait for Windows 8 too ?

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#9
June 14, 2012 at 14:34:29
Did you try my suggestion at #4? If so what happened?

The reason for suggesting this is to find out if it is the actual computer playing up or whether there is some issue related to viewing videos just from the camera.

I wouldn't give up just yet (maybe soon LOL), anyhow Windows 8 is getting bad reviews right now.

Note for the future. When you mark a response on here as "Best Answer" it shows the whole post as Solved. That is obviously not the case in this instance - not yet anyhow.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
June 14, 2012 at 16:32:16
Yea i wouldn't get windows 8 unless you computer is touchscreen, to Derek, i think they were on the HD and there probably wouldn't be any difference, i remember when i first used my old computer it kept getting slower, upgraded RAM, go a little faster, Hard drive messed up randomly out of the blues, replaced it, install win7 pro 32-bit, Way faster than vista, less RAM usage by around 20%, decided to upgrade graphics card, found a inno 3d GT430 in a shop for £30, bought it, installed it, installed all the software, tried the Mass effect 3 demo, ran fine on high settings some spikes every know and again, runs equivalent if not better than a P4 2.8GHz.

If you do get win7 get the 32-bit version, works best with semprons.

My boot times improved from about 5-15 mins to 50s-1m.
Performance boosted alot, before lagged on fable the lost chapter.

Sorry for the long story but thats how i improved my computer.


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#11
June 14, 2012 at 16:49:28
Re #10
Yeah, original post not too clear but on re-read it does look like he might have already put them on the HD.

simonva
There are a lot of other things not yet covered. For example, there could be too many uneccessary programs running in the background. Task Manager might give you a clue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#12
June 15, 2012 at 02:39:03
once again thanks for suggestions....you have probably guessed that I'm new to this and the reason for the 'best' answer was that the reply seemed a good starting point for me to try, though I am not in a position to implement anything with immediate effect so cannot give definative feedback. However, if and when it is resolved I shall report back. What is odd to me is that the 'cheap' ZEPAD tablet is able to play these videos ( android 4) without hesitation....no I am not attempting a new 'thread' here!
Yes I had done all the adjustments regarding software running in the background and much else beside. I shall try an upgrade processor as first stage.

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#13
June 15, 2012 at 08:43:45

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#14
June 15, 2012 at 14:51:35
OK jay_nar2012, thanks, I will take your advice as first step and try those ebay links, very helpful.
ps. re. comment #4, yes the video files had been transferred to the HD.

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#15
June 16, 2012 at 03:31:00
By the way what computer model have you got?

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#16
June 16, 2012 at 05:50:07
HP t3709 with 2.gb ram NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 4420, processor AMD Sempron 3400+ 1.8GHz...is that enough info?

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#17
June 16, 2012 at 08:48:34
Yeah thats enough, got the same case as mine, about upgrading the processor, i think you can only install 64w CPUs, says that about mine, not sure if its just athlon x2 or both athlon and sempron, you don't need anymore RAM as 2GB is the maximum, definitely upgrade the graphics (PCI or PCI-E).

Heres mine, they got the CPU wrong, its a 3500+
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/
bi...

Check if HP got yours wrong aswell.


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#18
June 16, 2012 at 23:47:44
Mine is exactly as described.

ps would you have any recommendation from the list posted, and if I went for 'best' spec would that require processor upgrade too? Thanks again for your help and suggestions.


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#19
June 17, 2012 at 13:27:56
Sorry for the late reply.
Do you mean the best spec out of these or another one.
If you mean a high end one then yes, but then you would need a power supply upgrade, which one was you looking at?


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#20
June 18, 2012 at 00:51:54
I'm not a gamer so don't need amazing spec, but do use heavy photo software. also have recently aquired new HD screen so would look for HDMI connection. Not much in way of funds so, say not more than £50 if I could get away with not needing any other upgrading, at least for awhile. Alternately, if there were a vid card/processor combination that would make a substantial difference for not too much more then that would be OK too. The other point is there are new computers out there with such higher specs that seem absurdly cheap when compared with a load of separate bits, including, say upgrade to W7 etc..
Please do not apologise for 'late reply'....I am most grateful for your feedback.

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#21
June 18, 2012 at 08:13:46
Try these graphics cards, AMD cpus aren't that cheap like intel ones, tell me which GPU you want, i would recommend this one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nvidia-Ge...

If you chose this one, you could get this CPU aswell.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Athlo...


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#22
June 18, 2012 at 11:07:59
Thanks again....have ordered the video card for now and will see how that works out. Have upgraded to w7 too.
Will post report as soon as pos.

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#23
June 18, 2012 at 11:38:44
Don't worry take your time, if you need help installing the card then read these steps.

1. Turn off computer and disconnect it from the mains and hold down the power button for a few secs.

2. loosen the thumbscrew and remove the side cover ( when facing the back it should be on the right ).

3. On the back of the computer at the bottom there should be some covers and another piece of metal holding them down, unscrew the piece of metal.

4. Inside the computer, lie it down on the floor, the last right cover needs to be taken off.

5. Get the graphics card and put it in the black slot on the motherboard and screw the piece of metal that you took off, back on.

If you don't understand any of it or you don't know what i'm on about, tell me.

By the way, try the video on win7, see if its improved.


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#24
June 18, 2012 at 13:30:13
Yes I did try video on W7 and sadly it seems to have made no difference, hence the purchase. Thanks for instuctions.

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#25
June 18, 2012 at 13:35:04
Have you tried any other videos?

I remember trying to play 720p videos on full screen started making the whole computer hang on vista with the original.


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#26
June 18, 2012 at 14:36:41
As far as I recall I have not had any probs with videos downloaded from web pages or from DVDs.

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#27
June 18, 2012 at 14:41:20
Is your video HD (720p/1080i/1080p)

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#28
June 19, 2012 at 00:22:14
1080 from the camera, Nikon S100 ( amazing results from such a small device ) the rest more likely to be 720 I imagine.

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#29
June 19, 2012 at 07:51:53
Yeah, the integrated can't play HD.

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#30
June 23, 2012 at 01:55:33
OK jay.......thanks to all your advice the problem is now truly solved. I fitted the recommended card with a 'clean' driver installation and following your proceedure it all was a doddle.The video files now play fine.So all done and dusted as they say. Thanks again.

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#31
June 23, 2012 at 02:04:22
Your welcome.

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