My first thought here is a combination of insufficient hardware and unusual codecs. Meaning your system just can't handle the load.
I don't think it could be the hardware though. This PC is built to run anything from editing programs to games. As for the codecs idea, I'm not too sure about what that is. Could you elaborate?
The codec is the compression scheme used to create the files. DV, HDV and AVCHD are video codecs, MP3 and AAC are audio codecds.
Different codecs require varying amounts of horsepower from the CPU in order to play smoothly inside of PP. Your system actually isn't all that powerful by comparrison, and you're not using standardized video codecs from supported video cameras here, so the combination of the two factors could very easily be creating the choppy playback you're seeing.
Oooooh I think I see what you're saying. I believe I have mine set on the DV codecs. Ill try changing it around and letting you know if it works. Is there any specific one I should try first or should I just do trial and error?
This is not a user setting for PP. The codecs are what the video files are made of. Some are just more difficult to play back than others.
The proper test would be to not use any game footage, but real video footage from a tape based MiniDV camera.
Alright now I get it.
Well I just performed a quick test and the playback is just fine when recording with a regular camera. Maybe I should try changing the video file type on my gameplay?
Your project sequence must match your video for proper editing... just as you do not put diesel into a gasoline car and expect it to run
Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different
For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
And, information on codecs
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
And, more on fraps