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Sync problem with audio and video on a netbook

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Scottish Lass, Jul 26, 2012.

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  1. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    [h=6]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?

    The first person who says anything about a Mac product can pay for it. :)[/h]
     
  2. Jake

    Jake Puritan Board Junior

    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.
     
  3. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  4. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Well I was going to say get a mac but lol
     
  5. JoannaV

    JoannaV Puritan Board Sophomore

    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.
     
  6. SRoper

    SRoper Puritan Board Senior

    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.
     
  7. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  8. JoannaV

    JoannaV Puritan Board Sophomore

    It's possible the settings changed somehow. Weird things like that happen.
     
  9. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    An FB friend suggesting lowering the quality of the Netflix videos, which worked. Thanks, y'all!
     
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