Sorry if I sound like a complete novice, but with a few new movies on VCD or MPEG if you prefer I have been getting a funny problem on my PC i.e. choppy blocks throughout the movie irrespective of the type of software player used. I believe these are called motion artifacts. But funnily all of the problematic files(movies) play without a hitch in any standalone hardware player(VCD/DVD). Has anyone else experienced this? I also did the toothpaste/cream experiment which is usually recommended for problematic DVD's on these CD's and cleaned them to a shine in the process but still no Go. By the way the system is:
Intel Celeron 666
Windows XP Pro
Nvidia Riva TNT2
Pinnacle PCTV Plus
100 GB HD
Note this problem is completely new i.e. never had problems with this system previously, just with these new movies. I am sorry if this topic has been broached previously but I could not find a post regarding this identical problem on any forum. I have several theories none of which are sound but could be a new method of encryption(doubt there is any encryption on MPEG1) or the drives on computers are probably more sensitive to the errors on these CD's. By the way the speeds of the drives are 12X(DVD) and 32X(CD).
Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated. TIA-
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