Topic Title: XP to Win 7 choppy video - X300/X550/X1050
Topic Summary: After upgrading all video is choppy
Created On: 06/12/2014 04:13 PM
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 06/12/2014 04:13 PM
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Peon

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After upgrading from XP to Win 7 32 Bit all video plays back choppy whether YouTube or direct from computer. Video was never choppy on XP. My RAM is maxed out at 2.50GB, can't add more.

Radeon X300/X550/X1050. Microsoft says I have latest driver but it is signed 4.25.2009. Graphics hardware: 0x1002 - 0x5B60 PCIE 0x1002 - 0x5B70 PCIE

Tried amddriverdownload.exe and it also says I have the latest.

Any helpful ideas? MEGA thanks!

 06/14/2014 10:59 PM
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If Chrome: Chrome recently switched to HTML5 video and dropped flash whenever it's possible to do so. Old hardware doesn't like that, switch to Firefox.

If Firefox: Flash by default runs in a so-called protected mode (under vista and later) that noticably kills performance. To fix this, open c:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash\mms.cfg and add the following to a new line: "ProtectedMode=0". Save the file and restart the browser. (You need admin rights to save it if UAC is enabled.)

If anything else: No idea, need more info...

 

PS: On a 32-bit OS you won't have a syswow64 directory, you'll find the path under c:\windows\system32\...



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 06/15/2014 07:04 AM
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Eydee,

Wow. I do see a difference, but I am stumped on a few things.

1. Why wasn't this an issue on XP before I upgraded to Win 7?

2. Why does a change to Flash Player improve video sites that use JW Player which I think is a non-Flash scripted player?

3. Why does this improve playing downloaded .wmv files in Windows Media Player?

4. What does Protected=0 do? Am I sitting wide open, vulnerable with Flash Player now?

5. Definitely playing better, but as I look at more videos they seem like 24fps. A lot less lagging but not smooth playback. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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