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Hi!

I have been messing around with HD video playback.

some notices, small files / 10min cartoons / eg. elephants dream and BigBuckBunny play smooth.

But when it comes to large files they don´t play, or they keep skipping frames/lagging all the time.

Small files: full movie in .ts or .mkv (matroška) container.

Mostly tried to get these working with VLC, but tried other players as well, eg media playyer classic and some random ones that came up from the internet.

VLC skipped most of the frames of 2 mkv files, and didn´t playd .ts files at all.

Media player classic played them both, but FPS was belove normal ( 16-22)

Video codecs were installed,

Only player that worked fine was FantasyDVD Player. Commercial software.

What else to try?

If commecrial software can play it back, then some free options should do it also..

Or i should just get a better computer for playing blu-ray/1080 movies (n)

Specs:

AMD X2 3800+

1gb ram

Windows Vista ( don´t ask), linux dualboot exists also.

nvidia 7600gs

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Specs:

AMD X2 3800+

1gb ram

Windows Vista ( don´t ask), linux dualboot exists also.

nvidia 7600gs

In theory YES.

Lets look at reality.

3800+ X2 = 1.6GHz (You get that with AMD Athlon, by 3800/2 = 1600, Just a little tech side note)

That processor should be fine.

1GB of Ram.

I am going to say it is DDR2.

That is kinda lacking. I would go at least 2Gbs if you are in a Vista environment.

NVidia 7600GS.

We GS is not all that great, and the 7600 was not known to play video or action pact game scenes all that well ether (It runs kinda hot)

Yes your computer should run it in theory, but if we really look at what is the true specs of your computer, NO.

Get more RAM, and a better video card. 8800GT (that would due you fine for a long time)

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Ok, full upgrade coming then probably.

I thought same that GS video card is the weakest part. I Bought it mainly to get some silence ( passive cooling ftw ! ).

btw amd x2 3800+ is 2Ghz per core :)

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Since i couln´t afford a full upgrade for 2 months.

I grabbed a 9500GT, to see, if something gets better.

Only 3D mark 2006 score went from ~2000 to ~5000

HD video plays as slowly as before.

And when i have that card installed it kills my soundcard ( Maudio 2496 )

Windows / linux doesn´t recognize it anymore.

MB is DFI SLI DR.

Power shouldn´t be a problem.

this card only drains 50 watts AFAIK, and i have a decent Fortron PSU.

edit: sound card works in second PCI slot.

Edited by ES5TAW
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Update.

Gigabyte mother board with P45 chipset

C2D E5200 ( upgrading to quad in few months, maybe )

2x 2gb RAM

9500GT

Hard disks and sound card are same as before.

Not it plays fine with all the players that failed before

Even with VLC.

Edited by ES5TAW
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