WinDVD 7 - 100% CPU usage
Posted on 2006-04-14
I recently wiped my harddrive to install WinXP and accidentally got rid of my DVD decoder in the process. I bought InterVideo WinDVD Platinum 7, which starts out playing any DVD OK, but after some amount of time- maybe 5 minutes, maybe 20, but it always happens- the audio and video start getting choppy and stay that way, making whatever I'm watching unwatchable. When I check Task Manager it shows WinDVD using 100% CPU. I always run the it alone or with minimal other apps running. I've gone through the Windows services list and stopped/set to Manual everything I think I can get along without. My PC's specs are:
Free space on C: drive: 5.5 GB
I don't know much about audio/video/DVD apps/drivers/codecs, so I wouldn't know if I had something configured sub-optimally. I'm not having problems with any other audio or video playback (streaming, from file, or from CD).
So, how do I get WinDVD working? Or even better, get a hold of the decoder I deleted...