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Slow video playback with any player

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Slow video playback with any player


    Hello people. When i started a video on vlc, windows media player (classic to), etc, i watch the video normally for about 6 minutes and then everything become slow even the windows system. So i exit the video and in about 30 seconds everything turns to normal. Anyone can help me with this problem? Thanks in advance.

    I have a samsung 550p5c-s03PT and my specs are:

    OS:Windows 8 64-bits
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Quad Core 2.4
    RAM: 8 GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card:
    NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 650M (2GB DDR3) and Intel® HD Graphics 4000

    P.S: The laptop is brand new and i have already installed the latest Nvidia Drivers

    EDIT: The same thing happen on google chrome on youtube videos when they are fullscreen..when i put them in "window mode" again they return to normal speed.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Read the comments associated with this video:

    NFS MW 12 on Samsung NP550P5C-S02IN [i7 | GT 650M] - 2 - YouTube

    Some are complaining about heat-related issues and others are complaining about CPU throttling. I would contact Samsung support regarding this issue. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Read the comments associated with this video:

    NFS MW 12 on Samsung NP550P5C-S02IN [i7 | GT 650M] - 2 - YouTube

    Some are complaining about heat-related issues and others are complaining about CPU throttling. I would contact Samsung support regarding this issue. Good luck.
    That would take a decade or two lol. I fixed the problem.
    Basically my issue was related to Nvidia Optimus, i was using the integrated graphics card to play videos by default on vlc so i had to switch to the Nvidia GT650M when i was using vlc (just had to go to the nvidia painel control and change the gpu for vlc) and put the vlc output in Direct3D. So now this laptop is almost perfect xD. The only drawback is the heating problem..still i think i made some progress on that...at least i can play skyrim with 60-70º in high settings xD. Thanks for the help ^^
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Check your playback Speed setting in VLC - You can get to this by right clicking on the media, choose "Playback" and go to "Speed"

    If you are running VLC in Skinned mode, this can be gotten to by Arrows on either side of the time slider. The arrow on the left slows it down, on the right, speeds it up. But it does not show like that in regular mode.

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