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    Sync problem with audio and video on a netbook

    Tech-savvy friends, help me out, please. I have an older netbook (Asus/XP/Firefox) that suddenly will not sync video and audio unless it's actively charging. Diagnosis, anyone?

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    Check the power save settings. I don't have an XP computer available now, but right click on your battery icon and see if there are seperate options for the processing power on battery versus plugged into the wall. Changing on battery to "high preformance" should probably help.
    Jake
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    Jake, is this a sign my battery may be getting too old/weak to do what it did just fine a month ago? I have checked for driver updates (none needed), Flash is current, etc.
    Anna
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    Louisville, KY
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    Well I was going to say get a mac but lol
    sarah
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    Slightly off-topic, but my husband's Mac needs to be plugged in to work. Every computer gets old :-)
    Hopefully someone can help you out.
    Joanna
    Richmond, VA (originally UK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Lass View Post
    Jake, is this a sign my battery may be getting too old/weak to do what it did just fine a month ago? I have checked for driver updates (none needed), Flash is current, etc.
    I think Jake gave the likely solution. Laptops have a power saving mode that they go into when they are running on battery. This could limit the CPU usage which might affect video playback, especially on an older system. You need to change the power saving mode. I don't have XP, but there should be some sort of advanced setting for maximum processor state that you'll want to set for 100%. Actually, it I remember correctly there is a slider that says something like "power saving" on one end and "maximum performance" on the other. Set it to "maximum performance."

    I don't see how a marginal battery would have any effect.
    Scott R.
    Deacon (inactive)
    Member of Northwoods Presbyterian Church (PCA)
    Cheyenne, WY

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    Is it irrelevant that my computer worked fine two weeks ago running Netflix on battery and suddenly doesn't unless it's charging? Just seems kind of sudden to me.
    Anna
    Wife of Tim/Marrow Man
    Mother of Grace Cameron
    Louisville, KY
    Member of Midlane Park Presbyterian (Associate Reformed Presbyterian)


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    It's possible the settings changed somehow. Weird things like that happen.
    Joanna
    Richmond, VA (originally UK)
    NTRF

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    An FB friend suggesting lowering the quality of the Netflix videos, which worked. Thanks, y'all!
    Anna
    Wife of Tim/Marrow Man
    Mother of Grace Cameron
    Louisville, KY
    Member of Midlane Park Presbyterian (Associate Reformed Presbyterian)


    He who does not hate the false does not love the true ~ Spurgeon

    Updates on Gracie: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/gracephillips2010

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