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Don’t expect the video to play real smooth in Windows Media player 9, it’s a big movie file. Are you capturing to a seperate hard drive? Is the speed of the hard drive 7200rpm? You never want to capture straight to the same hard drive as your OS because that puts more strain on the hard drive heads. In a sense it is doing a double duty in keeping the computer going and writing video to any open space. The best thing to do would be to defrag your drive and while that’s going on, go to someone elses computer and see if you can capture good video there. I remeber my friend has a cheap-o miniDV camcorder and it has a lot of problems during capture. But i don’t think that is the case here, but it is certainly a possibility.