ATI Radeon 9800 Vista Drivers - Flash and Windows Video Stops or Stutters
I've googled my brains out about this and I can't find anything. For some reason, on my Vista Desktop Video only plays for a few frames, then stops. Sometimes it stops completely, other times it just stutters severely. This happens in both Flash and Windows Media video.
At this point, I'm debating a new Video card. Does ANYONE else have this problem? I've tried contacting ATI and it's virtually impossible to get a straight answer from them.
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ATI has by far the best support for vista.
@darkthread - Good idea, I'll try that.
oddly enough (not), my macbook doesn't have this problem.
Scott, what is it about Vista that makes people endure all of these regressions when it comes to simple hardware support?
I'm not Scott, but I'll try to chime in: people do not expect these regressions. They want the latest and the greatest and according to reviews and articles and blogs entries and whatnot, their system should work just fine. So people jump in, install Vista and then if there's a problem, they try to fix it.
I don't think anyone would go ahead knowing in advance that their system won't work. Like flying (on a plane): you know that the plane could crash but there's a very, very small chance it'll crash and a lot larger it'll fly just fine.
Still, it's people like us who upgrade early who help encourage hardware manufacturers to get their drivers working properly on the newly-released operating systems - we just have to accept the fact that being an early adopter has risks!
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