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Old 04-30-02, 03:40 PM
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dvd encoding help?

I've just reformmated my hdd and I cant get my dvd drive to work. I am using W2k and it suggests something about getting dvd encoders. Where can I get them?
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What DVD software are you using?
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Yeah,

I was using divicores software cinemaster 98 on windows 98 before my reformat.

I now am using win2k exclusively and i guess my disk for software cinemaster just doesnt work on win2k cos the setup.exe file doesnt even work.

Now i have found a trial copy of cinemaster for w2k and done an install. The dvd comes up shaky when i play it. I have no clue how to fix it.
Oh yeah and i am using a 16 MB 3dfx voodoo3 3000D AGP Video card. Help Much appreciated!
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try using powerdvd. you can download a free trial here
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yeah i have tried powerdvd.
i have tried many dvd players and they all show the same skipping problem. What could the problem possibly be? This is infuriating!
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Is DMA on?

Have any programs running in background?

How fast is your CPU?

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Running win2k
p3 450
256 ram
My dvd drive is the toshiba SDM1212


I am definitely sure the programs I am running in the background are not the problem.

I have been looking around the net and have seen 1 other person with my problem (below)

Comment: i need a driver for windows 2000 My DVD works fine on 98 But not 2000. It is a toshiba SDM1212


Oh by the way how do I mess with the DMAs?
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you got enough muscle for solid dvd performance

programs like MS findfast and virusscanners running in backgrounds can seriously slow the software decoding.

Try Ctrl+Alt+Del to close unneeded running programs

Now to enable DMA, right click My Computer>device management>disk drives>check DMA and make sure hardware acceleration on full.

When you're in device management, you'll want to enable BOTH DMA for your hard drive amd DVD player.
P.S. when you're in the dvd drive window click the driver tab to see if it is working.

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Now to enable DMA, right click My Computer>device management>disk drives>check DMA and make sure hardware acceleration on full.

i got up to >diskdrives..... check DMA is nowhere in sight. Any ideas?
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oh sorry, forgot to explain one part.

right click my computer, click properties, device management TAB, you should see a list of all your devices like monitor, mouse, keyboard, hard drive (disk drives) and CD drives (DVD drive will be under CD drive).

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I had already gotten up to the device manager part all the way up to dvd and harddrive. I just dont know how to mess with the DMA settings. I cannot see anyplace where I can change these settings.
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Ah, getting closer, one last step, right click ON the DVD device (and disk drive) it should say the name Toshiba, click properties.

I do not remember the name of the TAB that had DMA on it, but should only be three TABS, the last one should say DRIVER, and the first TAB should have the DMA checkbox.
Look closely DMA is next to other checkboxes like Auto-synce, etc.
DMA checkbox may be grayed out.
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sorry about my complete incompetancy.

In the "TOSHIBA DVDROM SD1212 properties" there are in fact 4 tabs: general, properties, advanced settings, and driver in that order.
Nowhere in any of the tabs can I find a DMA checkbox or the words DMA.
BTW remind you that I am using win2000.
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hmm...
keep looking for DMA, I am sure that it is on the first tab if not go to the ADVANCED BUTTON.

it should be in win 2000 although I went thru the same steps in win 98se.
Another way to enable DMA for PowerDVD, go to my computer>programs>powerdvd>there should be a black icon that says DMA.
But I do not know if this is avl. on rhe trial version.

Again, I suggest to close all other programs that are running except explorer and systray.

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