Which Catalyst/MMC combo best for AIW X1900?


K

Kovie

I recently built myself a Core 2 Duo system around a Gigabyte P965-D3
motherboard and an ATI AIW X1900 video card. I originally installed the
included CD drivers and software and have since upgraded to the latest and
"greatest" (6.9/9.15), and then downgraded again after running into multiple
problems (and yes, I followed the uninstall instructions and used various
3rd party tools and instructions that I found on Rage3D to do this
properly). But no matter what combination of recent drivers and MMC I
install, I continue to have these problems, such as:

--TV suddenly starts recording by itself even though I hadn't scheduled it.
--When recording, audio and video gradually get out of sync (even though the
recording itself ends up being in sync).
--Terrible TV-on-Demand video quality that of course can't be shut off w/o
registry hack.
--Occasional aspect ratio problems with recorded shows.
--TV Recorder sometimes stops recording in the middle of a scheduled
recording.

This is just a partial list. I'm sure that many of you are familiar with
these and other issues. This is hardly breaking news.

All I want to know is, for my system and video card, what is the most
functional, least problem-ridden combination of driver and MMC? I'm not
looking for 100% bug-free performance as that appears to be impossible with
ATI software, just as close to it as possible. I've read that Catalyst 6.2 &
MMC 9.08 are a good combo, but will that even work on my newer video card,
and/or is there a better combo?

TIA!
 
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K

Kovie

I forgot to mention that I'm running XP Pro SP2 w/2GB RAM & 320GB Seagate
SATA HD formatted as 2 NTFS partitions (~55GB/265GB), and an NEC 2500A
DVD-R/RW drive. Setting MMC to write to C: or D: doesn't seem to make any
difference. And yes, I defragment.
 
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X

xmradio

Kovie said:
I forgot to mention that I'm running XP Pro SP2 w/2GB RAM & 320GB Seagate
SATA HD formatted as 2 NTFS partitions (~55GB/265GB), and an NEC 2500A
DVD-R/RW drive. Setting MMC to write to C: or D: doesn't seem to make any
difference. And yes, I defragment.

I am using a opteron 170, xp sp2 for my system.

I only install the dvd, TV, thingy.

I recently installed the mmc 9.15 over the older 9.14.

I am using the original drivers off the cd for the driver of the video card.

running both lcd displays 1024x768

I also use the vivo thingy for conversions.

I have a custom avi file format, map preset, that is used occasionaly.

Mostly its dvd high preset.

I have had a few problems with the ati 1900xt aiw.

I have noticed some software may cause the recording feature to work
"funny". Like it will only record dvd high, no avi.

So, I just load my working image back, capture works like it should.

I only have net 2.0 installed with these:

under add remove/control panel

ati catalyst control center
ati decoder
ati mce transcode
ati parental control & encoder
I did not install this once, no avio converter without it...
avivo codecs
DAO
microsoft visual c++ 2005 redistributable
windows media encoder 9 series

good luck

xman
 

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