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Choppy Video Preview In Videowave



I've had so much trouble with previews in videowave since I bought Roxio Media Creator 10. Thank you to all the helpful people on here that have shared their knowledge which has helped. However, it seems that no matter how many times I get the previews playing smooth enough to edit, it doesn't take long before it's back to freezing up.


I've tried switching from Hardware to Software.


I've updated my ATI Radeon Express 200m driver.


I've defragged.


Ran malware programs.


Shut off the internet when capturing and editing.


Adjusted hardware exceleration.


And much more.


But it just keeps going back to the same thing. Sometimes I'll shut it down several times and it will just start working, or I'll reinstall the same driver again and it will work for awhile. But it always goes back.


I have yet to show anyone on here my computer info, since I didn't know how to find that or what to include but I'll post anything I think is relavent below, in hopes that some heroic individual can give me some insight into how I can solve this problem for good.


Oh I did notice that my laptop says Radeon Express 200M right on top here, so that's what I chose for driver update, and not 200 which was also there, but below it says 200 and not 200M. Does that matter? I have no clue what the difference is.



Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

System Model: Pavilion dv8000


Processor: AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-40, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz

Memory: 1022MB RAM

Page File: 597MB used, 1862MB available

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode



DxDiag Notes


DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.

Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Music Tab: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.

Network Tab: No problems found.



DirectX Debug Levels


Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)

DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)



Display Devices



Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.

Chip type: ATI Radeon Xpress Series (0x5955)

DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5955&SUBSYS_309B103C&REV_00

Display Memory: 128.0 MB

Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: Generic Television

Monitor Max Res: 640,480

Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6925 (English)

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 2/25/2009 14:41:10, 325120 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

VDD: n/a

Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys



Sound Devices


Description: Conexant AMC Audio



As I said, I'm not sure what to include, so I hope that's enough. Also, I have only have about 5GB available right now on each of my 80GB drives, but usually I have about 20GB available on each and I still have the freeze ups. And while I'm editing I try to close down everything else that I can.

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I beleive that the M, on that low end video chip, stands for Mobility, which you will see in laptops.


I don't know if there is anything you can do, outside of what you are doing now. Rebooting does help, but your editing, etc. will always be slow, with that video chip.



Thank you for your reply. Should I put a new video card/chip in my laptop then? By the way, what is the difference between a video card and a video chip?


I plan on buying a new computer in the next few months, but right now all I have to work with is this laptop so any advice on getting the most I can out of it without spending much would be very appreciated.


ON A DEADLINE - So if anyone else has any suggestions as well, please let me know.


Thank you

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