Set the playback settings to automatic or even draft instead of highest quality.
When reinstalling XP, did you turn off search indexing and compression? Did you change your pagefile to a second disk with fixed size?
When you get everything working again, buy and use software to make a full backup of your hard drive
The one I use, link below, runs off of a boot CD and makes a copy of EVERYTHING to DVD or USB hard drive
Welcome to the forum.
I did not know that ComUSA was still in business. They closed in every market, that I was familiar with.
Now, on to your problem. Along with Harm's comments on especially Compression and Indexing, check out your Hardware Accleration settings. These are likely new now, and might well have changed. If it's up to max, try it turned OFF. It that is better, incrementally step it up, until the problem surfaces and then back off one mark.
Gotta' be something different in your XP setup and drivers and consoles, from then, until now.
It doesn't matter if they are .avi or .mpeg
From what model camera did your clips originate?
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I will check the XP options and post the results. To answer the question posted -- I have used Canon and Sony cams for imports in both HD and SD. CompUSA was bought by TigerDirect and they still operate stores in some markets as TigerDirect/CompUSA. I have a 1 terrabyte backup disk but I only was backing up my data, not Program Files or Windows directory. I do now, believe me.
I have used Canon and Sony
Those are makes. What models?
Hello all. Sorry for not following up sooner but I was working out of town for several days. I got back and have spent several hours checking various XP options (Indexing, etc), card options (acceleration, antialiasing, etc). I have downloaded the latest drivers for the GPU as well as the latest DirectX and nothing has changed. The playback is still jerky in PP but not in Windows Media Player. That makes me think there is something set wrong in Premiere Pro itself. Unfortunately most of the options in PP are project specific and this happens in all projects. There are very few options that are global to the program. I don't think there is any more optimization I can to do XP or the graphics card (nVidia GeForce 7800) but I am open to any suggestions.
The playback is still jerky in PP but not in Windows Media Player.
Don't be lulled by this. PrPro is an editor, and as such will more completely utilize the video driver, than will a simple player.
Also, there are several threads on nVidia cards, and some problems with their latest drivers. Many have gotten resolution by rolling back their nVidia drivers. One aspect of some of the new nVidia drivers, that smurfs several Adobe programs are something along the lines of:
Many have found that by disabling both of those (sorry that I do not have the full, specific names) in the nVidia conole, things got back to normal.
I am open to any suggestions.
You still haven't listed what model cameras were used?
I think we may be on to something with the settings things. I went back to the TweakGuides website and checked out the nVidia Tweaks for gamers. After I did that I rebooted the computer even though changes to the GPU supposedly don't require it. When I started up, before I loaded anything else on the system I ran PP and the clips play with no stutter. I noticed that prior to re-booting the available memory was running about 45% and after it was up to about 60%. I think that might be related to Windows releasing the buffers for indexed files. Even though I turned off indexing 2 days ago my guess is Windows didn't release the memory then. Anyway, now I am going to watch what happens as I start to run other things on the system.. If PP continues to play clips with no stutter the problem is solved.
As far as the cameras, I have captured from about 8 different ones both HD and SD. I didn't list them because all of the captured clips played fine until the re-install. Maybe I'm missing something but since that operation was completed succesfully long ago and I didn't have to recapture, I didn't think capture was part of the issue.
Thanks for the ideas.
If PP continues to play clips with no stutter the problem is solved.
Let's hope that it does. As many nVidia cards are targeted solely toward extreme gamers, some of their recent drivers are causing problems with NLE work.
Many are finding that just disbling one, or more of those modules, allow the cards to work for something besides the hottest games, and the 3D Vision goggles.
BTW - could you report on the tweaks from nVidia, that worked for you? That info is likely to help others.