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curcuma-537494488
16.02.2007, 15:23
I cant play a normal DVD on my Tecra 8100 (P3-600MHz, 256 MB RAM, Windows 2000 with SP4)
without jerkings. Have already try to copy image from DVD to HDD and play directly from
HDD - same result. Therefore it is NOT a problem with the DVD-Drive, possibly a problem
with the integrated S3 Savage/MX VGA-Card. S3 Display driver V 5.12.1.7002 installed.
Tested with PowerDVD 6 and VLC media player. Any special DVD-Playback software for the
8100 available ??? Please help, trying several hours to solve this problems, already
talk with toshiba hotline !!!

Jayjay
16.02.2007, 17:30
Hi

Well, the Tecra 8100 is not a high performance notebook and maybe it’s generally not possible to watch DVD jerking-free.

But I think you should check several settings before we will give up ;)
So check if the DMA and not the PIO mode is available and set on IDE controllers.

Check if you have installed the latest DirectX.
You said you use the latest graphic driver. Well maybe you will check this site:
http://www.s3graphics.com/en/resources/drivers/legacy/software_archive.jsp#id_290298drv

Check also if the installation of some codex will help you:
http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html

The “Nimo Codec Pack” is a nice collection

curcuma-537494488
18.02.2007, 13:14
Hi,
HA ! Found the problem !!!
It was a special GDIHook-Driver from NetSupportManager (remote control software)
which "blocked" the standard S3 drivers :)
Now everything works PERFECT...very smoth, fluid :) :) :)

Message was edited by: curcuma