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I have a toshiba satellite pro
with 256 MB RAM and a HD of 30G. The video quality sucks, when ever i put a DVD or play a video file it skips frames and audio.
what can I do?
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by:blue_zee
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You didn't mention the most important item: the CPU?

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by:robrodp
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It has a pentium III 650 Mhz
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by:blue_zee
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You need a much more powerful machine, if you want good quality video..

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by:robrodp
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But, I used to be able to watch video with enough quality to be understandable.
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What happened meanwhile?

I mean between when you could see average quality and now with low quality?

Any software installed, hardware problems?

Try stopping all the processes not needed.

Download Process Explorer:

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

Take a look at what is running and stop what you don't need.

See if that helps.

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by:onsitez
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  Yeah really,  what cpu ?   How does the notebook run in generall ?  Does it take a  long time to boot. You might want to check your resollution for the video if it is set for say 64 bit set it to 32 bit, go to start / run and type in msconfig, go to the startup tab and dissable all not needed. I have seen a win 98 machine go from having only 68% of it's resourses available to almost 98% by disabblng junk in the startup...oh and by the way there is a way to measure available resources in win98...I think it's in system tools or someplace, don't remeber, it' s been awhile.
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by:onsitez
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I  just saw the other posts  pent 3 650, it's not the state of the art, it should be able to play DVD'S, afterall it came with a dvd player ?
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by:robrodp
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yes ita came with it, it played, then I formatted and Bum it didn't work
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by:cofneverlivetotell
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DVD is more demanding than a video file.... so dont expect it to run as well as one.

Cheers
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