I just purchased a new computer about seven months ago and it's been working great. It has two CD/DVD drives, one which has DVD-write capabilities and the other of which can playback CDs and DVDs but can't burn DVDs. (This one is the primary drive.)
About three or four months ago I began to notice that when I tried to playback DVDs the video would appear to be very "choppy" and didn't flow naturally anymore.
Tonight I tried to play a Bob Dylan CD through the drive itself (which I don't normally do - usually I just listen to MP3s off the hard drive). The audio playback was - just as with the DVD player - quite choppy. It would flow smoothly for a few seconds and then start getting choppy again.
The other drive works fine. I have played CDs and DVDs in the DVD-R drive and they work great. But the primary drive can't playback any audio or video, apparently, without the results being choppy.
Any ideas on what might be causing this? Thanks in advance.
P.S. I've already enabled one of the CD drive functions that was recommended to me by someone else... I forget what it's called, DMA I believe, or something like that. It was already enabled, so that's not the problem.