MPC Takes WAY Too Long To Load Files!

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2007-10-14
2013-05-08
  • Silver_Lynx
    Silver_Lynx
    2007-10-14

    I've been using MPC for a few years now and I've never had any problems with it until a few months ago. After I updated MPC a few months ago (through getting the CCCP update) everything ran smoothly as usual, but out of the blue, it started acting up. Now it takes anywhere from 10-20+ minutes just to load a .mkv file! Even ordinary .avi files take at least 2-5 minutes to load up. That's absolutely ridiculous! Here's the thing though... It only does this with the first file I open using MPC after my computer has been booted up; all subsequent files load up normally if I can get the first file opened without MPC completely freezing up.

    Example: Load up .mkv File A. It takes 10-20+ minutes to load. Once loaded, if I open .mkv File B, it opens almost immediately. Ditto for File C, D, etc. If I reboot and load .mkv File Z, then there's another 10-20+ minute delay again.

    The files themselves are not at fault, since they play perfectly fine on my other computer using MPC. I have no idea why this has happened and any help towards solving this problem would be much appreciated.

    Thank you for your time. ^_^

     
    • Last
      Last
      2007-11-11

      I am having the exact same problem. Anyone know what's going on here?

       
    • hajamie
      hajamie
      2008-06-15

      I too have exactly the same problem.  Any ideas?
      J. 

       
    • Alex Krycek
      Alex Krycek
      2008-07-04

      Same problem here also. Same file opens in seconds in another pc and on another pc it doesn't seem to open at all (who's waiting for 10-20 minutes to open file, huh?). I have same version of the MPC on both computers.

       
    • Alec
      Alec
      2009-05-23

      I had the same problem; maybe this helps for you as well. Go to View > Options > Playback > Output. Try changing whatever DirectShow Video is set to. After switching this to something else my .mkv files would load instantly again.