When using the VLC media player to play DVDs both video and
audio pause several times per second. This makes VLC
unusable for playing DVDs.
Windows Media Player works without any problems.
Is there a solution for this problem?
This problem appears for all the versions of VLC I have tried, including the newly realeased v1.0.0.
Platform: Windows XP 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, AMD Quad core
(Phenom), built-in sound (ASUS motherboard, Realtek).
Update 1: the problem is solved by selecting "Higher
menu Tools/Preferences/Input & Codecs/Default Caching level.
See Keck's answer for further details.