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Issues with playing ripped blue rays from hard drive
Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:32 PM
Playback video freezes for a split second periodically (like once/min). The audio continues to run without interuption and the video hops forward to stay in sync. I have no probs playing regular dvd's that are ripped.
What do you think is the most likely issue? Do I need more ram? I have 4gigs. Is it the hard drive? Too small of a buffer? The cpu is running at about 60% while watching a movie so I don't think the cpu is falling behind. When it isn't doing the little freeze job it is a beautiful picture.
Obviously I know that this description can not allow for a certain diagnosis, however, I was hoping someone familiar with the issue could say "It is almost always the blah blah blah".
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:00 AM
What software did you use to rip them? AnyDVD HD?
Is anyDVD HD considered the standard for this? I'm finally getting serious about ripping my stuff to a server.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:12 AM
What program/codecs are you using for playback?
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:13 AM
If you are using a player that can play encrypted discs (Like TMT or WinDVD), it might help you rule out things, since that wouldn't rely on hard drive or the decrypter. You can probably download one as a free trial.
It could be hardware, your video card, possibly hard drive. I think you have plenty of memory. But first I would look for running processes that might be kicking off periodically and taking up resources, you can watch taskman and/or shutdown all processes/apps, etc. You should also probably update your video driver if you haven't already. Lastly, a lot of players have an option to show the video bitrate, you can see if this is dropping and if it something like the player just can't keep up due to not getting enough data buffered.
Edited by wuench, 26 February 2012 - 09:16 AM.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:31 AM
Blue Rays play fine directly from the disk.
Using VNC media player
m2ts file format
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:07 AM
These stuttering issues can be frustrating, i've had them but mostly with network playback (Windows QOS settings, crappy switches, Boxee bugs, Windows Updates, bad rips). Once you get it working be careful about updates....
Edited by wuench, 26 February 2012 - 11:09 AM.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:12 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:31 AM
Ripping MyMovies + AnyDVD HD to ISO (it will do folder as well)
Playback/Viewing XBMC + TMT5, BoxeeBox on another TV
XBMC Eden/11 also supports unencrypted bluray playback but no menus or HD audio at this time. I use TMT5 as an external player for XBMC, so I select a movie in XBMC and if it is bluray it launches TMT5. TMT5 also works with Windows media center as does MyMovies.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:56 PM
I did notice certain bluray rips were really pushing the limits of the eeepc - if the file is local and there's nothing else going on, it'll just play through clean with no stuttering... but it can't stream over the wireless and keep up with the video. My Macbook on the other hand can play just about anything right over wifi. Also noticed different results depending on the BD disk - I think the frame rate was higher or something in one of them because it struggles, while others play just fine anywhere.
I'd say keep experimenting - maybe try different discs, and make sure there's nothing unnecessary running on the computer. Also, be careful of virus scanners - they like to prescan files which could really cause issues on a several-gig file. Try testing with any virus scanners disabled; if it works, maybe exclude your movie file types.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:38 PM
I am trying to rip to an iso file and see how that works.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:11 PM
Check the hard drive.
You also mentioned VNC player... I assume that was a typo and you meant VLC. What version are you running? They just released 2.0; upgrade to that version and see if that helps.
Lastly the HD3200 is a little light for playing full BR rips. Go with something like AMD/ATI 5450 fanless series or higher (DTS audio support etc) and the card is cheap ($30 - $50). I am using a 2 year old 5450 and can play LOTR full uncompressed rips which are close to 40G per disc without issue.
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