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disc thrashing on video wave


knight-gkla

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yes, Vista defrags regularly by default

How regularly?

 

Another guess would be that it is an mpg file. Likewise you need a lot of memory to work with video files.

 

In both cases the file has to be uncompressed then your RAM can only hold a small "window" of the clip you are working on. The rest is stored on your HD.

 

When you scroll, the RAM "window" must be moved. Portions you aren't looking at have to off load to the HD and the new "window" must be loaded from the HD.

 

Lots of RAM, 1.5gb or 2gb, helps as well as working with AVI files, which are not normally compressed.

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I am experiencing disc thrashing on video wave using vista home premium. video is about 20min long. Thrashes for about 5mins every time i move the timeline cursor. anyone else getting this ? Everything was ok on XP Home edition

I'm still not using Vista much but have not experienced any problems using Videowave. If anything, I've only noticed that it seems to be a bit slower though it might be my imagination. I have always noticed slowness when working with mpeg files as compared to avi files.

I'm sure you've defrag the hard drive regularly?

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