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Author Topic: Video freezing/lagging when playing MKV files  (Read 2148 times)

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Video freezing/lagging when playing MKV files
« on: July 04, 2009, 04:38:39 PM »
I need some help, for some reason some of my videos/movies in the MKV format the video image would lag or completely freeze for seconds at time, its really annoying and ruins any movie I'm trying to watch at the time.

It doesn't seem to happen to all the MKV format files I have, some files playback very smoothly and others I constantly experience video freezing/lagging. The player I use is VLC 0.9.9, I experienced similar problems with MKV format files on my older dell computer, but everything is much faster on my current computer, I didn't think I would experience this problem again. can anyone tell me where there can be a problem causing the video lags?

my old dell computer:
2002 dell dimension 4500
windows xp home edition sp2
Intel Pentium 4 single core 1.993 ghz
512 mb pc2100
nvidia geforce fx5500 256 mb APG4x with some overclocking done with rivatuner.

my new computer:
2009 custom built
windows vista home premium 64 bit
Intel i7 920 2.67ghz quad core with ht
MSI x58 platinum motherboard
G.Skill 6GB (3x2GB) triple channel DDR3 1333
EVGA nvidia GTS250 superclocked edition