laptop eventually slows down playing video files
by Maxex2done - 6/13/12 7:35 AM
I have a laptop which plays video files (using Windows Media Player, or VLC, or Quickitime) just fine. However, if I do much fast forwarding the players eventually get all bogged down and either stutter or freeze entirely. The only way to fix this is to reboot computer.
I am running Windows Vista 32-bit. Processor is dual core Centrino. Have plenty of RAM (2 GB), lots of disk space, disk is defragged, and I don't have lots of other applications running. I have cleared out the cache RAM, cache RAM is plenty big. Windows task manager shows CPU is often not even running at 50% when this happens.. The puzzling thing is all videos play fine at FIRST, if I don't fast forward at all there is never a problem. All the media players do this. I have the latest versions of media players, codecs, etc..
I am in need of some new ideas. Any savy users out there I would appreciate some help.