can a celeron 2.2 ghz processor play dvd movi

July 28, 2010 at 12:05:03
Specs: Windows XP sp3
my laptop has 160gb hd and 1gb ram with celeron 900(2.2ghz ) processor.....it however cant play movies from the dvd directly....somebody told me its because of the old processor model....is it true??? or is there any hardware software conflict....plz reply

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#1
July 28, 2010 at 12:59:51
I have an Athlon 1.6Mhz CPU and 768 Mbs of ram and I can play DVDs quite adequately so that is not your problem.

What is more likely to be a problem is the Video device you are using. That plays a far bigger part than the CPU. Mine is a RADEON 9200 which again is old but adequate for the job.

You need to check in Task Manager to see if there is anything making exsesive use of the CPU.

Stuart


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#2
July 28, 2010 at 13:19:55
Your processor is fine. And just about any video card or IGP is capable of DVD playback these days, but you need to keep your drivers & video codec files updated. Since you appear to be running XP, try installing this codec pack & playing your DVDs using Windows Media Player:

http://www.xpcodecpack.com/

You can also try using VLC Player:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


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#3
July 28, 2010 at 13:43:27
My old 333Mhz P2 can play DVDs without hardware assist!

"it however cant play movies from the dvd directly"

What's it doing? Is it not playing at all, or playing poorly (stuttering, skipping)?

Insanely 939 | Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB CL2 PC3200 | 1.0TB
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#4
July 28, 2010 at 14:22:17
its is playing but the playback is breaking rather stuttering

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#5
July 28, 2010 at 14:38:02
Then the first thing to do is check that the DVD drive is running in DMA mode. Some older Dell machines ship with DMA mode disabled on the optical drives.

Haven't used XP in quite some time, but if memory serves, you right-click "My Computer", choose Properties, click the Hardware tab, and click Device Manager. Expand the IDE/ATAPI controllers section and make sure that all of your ATA channels are running in some sort of Ultra DMA mode, not PIO.

PIO mode forces the processor to get involved with every bit that streams out of your DVD drive. This overloads the processor, which can cause movie playback to stutter.

Insanely 939 | Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB CL2 PC3200 | 1.0TB
A8N32-SLI Deluxe | Blu-Ray | X-Fi Ti Pro | NEW! GeForce GTX 460 1GB


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#6
July 28, 2010 at 15:14:15
P4 1.7ghz, 1gb ram, intel extreme graphics 2, i can play hd video (1280 x 720) with this system. Only media player classic (k lite codec pack) is able to play them other players stuck. Try to use different players.
Http://filehippo.com

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