VLC and skipping DVDs.
March 16, 2007 9:45 PM   Subscribe

Hi, Netflix DVDs in my wife's Toshiba Satellite skips considerably more than my macbook. She has a "tssp" dvd drive and I've got a Matsushita. Is it possible to configure VLC with some sort of monster video buffer so it will skip less? I'm familiar with other disk buffing/cleaning solutions, and am primarily curious about a software solution--VLC, mplayer, or anything else--to use in addition to cleaning the dvd. We've got to get through the rest of Monk, season four without going insane.
posted by craniac to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Some threads that may help:
FAQ: Video is choppy

DVD Playback Problem

If neither of those help, try doing some more digging in the VLC Forums
posted by chrisamiller at 10:11 PM on March 16, 2007

Alternatively, I don't know if this is as easy on a PC as on a Mac, but you could try ripping the disk to your drive and playing it from there.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 5:45 AM on March 17, 2007

Response by poster: Ripping the disc occurred to me, but then I've got to wait x hours and it sure seems to put a lot of wear and tear on the DVD drive. But yeah, it it continues to be a problem, I'll probably do it, if only to get rid of that annoying mandatory piracy warning before each episode. It's not like I'm going to go back and watch Monk over and over again or keep the copies for later use.
posted by craniac at 8:13 AM on March 17, 2007

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