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On the whole I havn't had any real problems with ePSXe. Since installing it I've had no particular problems with particular games.

However, I have a general problem with video cutscenes for games, such as openings. Cutscenes appear extremely slow, with sound dragged out to compensate and the graphics seem washed out and watered down. In-Game graphics, sound and speed appear fine on the otherhand, just opening cutscenes I have this problem.
This occurs so far on all of my games, and those which uses "better" graphics for cutscenes, or openings, than usual in-game graphics. For example, Driver, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo etc.

Here are my current Video settings:

Plugin: Pete's OpenGL Driver 1.1.75
Author: Pete Bernert
Card vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
GFX card: GeForce FX 5200/AGP/SSE2

Resolution/Color:
- 1280x1024 Fullscreen - NO desktop changing [32 Bit]
- Keep psx aspect ratio: off

Textures:
- R8G8B8A8
- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- VRam size: 0 MBytes

Framerate:
- FPS limitation: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 3
- Framebuffer texture: 2
- Framebuffer access: 0
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: on
- Advanced blending: on

Misc:
- Scanlines: off
- Line mode: off
- Unfiltered FB: on
- 15 bit FB: off
- Dithering: on
- Screen smoothing: off
- Screen cushion: off
- Game fixes: on [00000002]

I apologise if this is a usual problem and has been addressed before. I tried searching but sadly no luck in finding the fix for this.

Thank you in advance, sorry again if this has been addressed before. :)
 

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Have you tried making ISO images from your games? If so, have you defragged?
 

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There are several ways to making an image, such as using Alcohol 120%'s image making wizard and using the PlayStation preset, CloneCD and its Game preset, ISOBuster, and ISOProducer. If you use Alcohol 120% to make the image, make sure it's set to use the .ccd format for the image (at the end of the wizard).
 

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So what exactly is an ISO? If this is an obvious question you can just point me to some definition somewhere, but I'm just unsure at what one is? Out of interest.
 

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An ISO is a binary copy of a CD, including not only the data contained on it, but also information about the logical estructure of the data on the CD, as there are a couple different ways to store data on a disc. Simply put, is a clone of the cd in a file. The point of using an ISO with your problem is that hard drives are many times faster than optical (CD, DVD) drives. If your problem is caused by a slow data transfer rate between cd and computer (pretty common with psx cds), this will solve it. Another possibility to save some hd space is to use PEOPS cd plugin, and configure it properly (namely, use ictl scsi command interface, thread read method in a WinXP box).
 

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Fantastic! I used Alcohol 120% and the cutscenes are playing perfectly.

For the hell of it, I just downloaded P.E.Op.S. cdr plugin and with this plugin from Run CD the cutscenes also play almost as smoothly as if from the Hard drive.

Thank you for your help and time. :)
 
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