Video Freezes after 15-25 sec/Audio Is Fine

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Video Freezes after 15-25 sec/Audio Is Fine

Postby drbob » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:53 am

I built a new rackmount computer and I am having an issue with my videos freezing 15-25 sec into the video but the audio keeps playing just fine using Vista. If I load a new video in the opposite deck while the frozen video's audio is still playing the video unfreezes and starts at the point where the song is currently at. I can also unfreeze the video if I click on the Track Wave Form View. If I change the avi Video Decoder to the Widows MediaPlayer Decoder & use FFDShow for decoding Xvid instead of VJ's Decoder the videos work fine. I use AutoGK for converting all my videos to Xvid. I have not tried VJ's decoder for MPEG2/VOB videos yet. I have all my drivers up to date, the latest DirectX, and have tried the recommended setting for Vista.
On XP, the videos do not freeze but do have the rainbow effect posted in other threads becaue of the DirectX 10 Video Card/XP problem. I can also use Widows MediaPlayer Decoder & FFDShow on XP to playing the videos flawlessly & take care of the rainbow effect.
While I can get along just fine using FFDShow, I would like to point out this problem I'm having & hopefully figure out why PCDJ VJ's Decoder doesn't work with my configuration. VJ has working fine with other computers (XP PRO sp2&3/DirectX 9 Video Cards) I have tried it on. Is it Vista, my Video Card, DirectX 10, PCDJ VJ or a combination?

UPDATE: It not just Xvid Videos, MPEG2/VOB video freezes too!

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video freezing

Postby sammysrecroom » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:02 pm

Please help!!

have been using pcvj for about a year. with little to no problems have over 100 gigs with the same rig and have no problems, till saturday night. Videos just stopped 10 to 15 seconds into the song. audio kept playing with no ill effect. the only way to get the video working was to load a song into the other player. it made for a tough show. i always had to have two songs in mind pressing play on one and loading the second one as fast as possible. this problem has never happened before. i was able to shut down pcvj down ( just the program and not the whole computer) while a draw was going on at midnight. when i restarted the program the problem seemed to go a way. any ideas

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Postby DJ Eric PR » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:08 pm

Could it be related to video drivers?
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Postby JDMODJ » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:35 pm

This has happened to me a couple of times It seems to happen when i use the auto mix feature prior to just mixing videos.
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If Freezing Up

Postby Dj C Roc » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:44 pm

Try Using A Hub With A Power Cable If Your Use A Exexternal Hard Drive,So Your CP Will Not Use So Much Power.It Work 4 Me 9out10
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Postby JDMODJ » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:32 pm

We have 1 TB and 500 GB internal hard drives installed.

I think something else is causing this to happen
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Postby Discobrian24 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:09 am

I have the same issues as you and I am a VDJ user. I will say that I use automix aswell and it is usually after that I had issues. Now I only had issues if I loaded anything other than mpg. I really think there is something strange going on.
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Postby drbob » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:12 pm

I'm wondering if it has something to do with the fact the ATI Radeon HD 3000 & 4000 series are directx 10.1 and the video decoder in VJ in having a problem with 10.1. If you change the video decoder it works fine. I have tried at 3650 and 4670 and both freeze as described above. I tried a GeForce 8600gts & 8800gts and no freezing problems at all plus no rainbow effect with these cards in XP. I haven't tried the GeForce 9000 series or the new 200 series though.
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mine too

Postby MJ177 » Fri May 08, 2009 1:14 am


Yah, my player 2 freezes - this is 2 weeks in a row at my bar gig that it will play great all night --- but now were in hour 3 and its being stupid... It will play for 3 to 5 seconds and then freeze up -- and its not the same file everytime or anything --- audio plays just fine. but video? HA yah right......

A VJ restart normally this solves it, but its really annoying to have to do this. I can also click in the wave form or use the wheel on my DN4500 and give it a little push and this will resync the video, but only for a few seconds and then it freezes again.....

All my Vids are VOB. Any ideas?


Ok - so as i was typing this now player 1 is doing it too....time to restart..sigh......
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Postby DJ XTREME » Sat May 23, 2009 4:12 pm

Same Problem. and I just completed a complete reinstall, Funny thing is I dont have this problem on my gig laptop but I do on my home machine that I use for testing video's and practice. Does anything have any info on this or are we force to live it with it, because no fuirther devo. is being done on VJ ??? Any info at all would be great.
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