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Master Geek

Topic # 14440 3-Jul-2007 17:46
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I was wondering if anyone had had any success in getting these to play smoothly.

On my MCE2005 box (P4 3.06HT, 512 Ram) using media player classic I have tried all the codecs possible.  Microsoft MPEG2, ffdshow using libmpeg2 and intervideo MPEG2 decoder.  I am using the Haali splitter.  All do not generate the frame rate required, and I get skipping.  Is the processor just not up to the bitrate deciding?  It sits at 50-75% utilisation.

My vista box is a bit better (opteron 170 OC to 2.6 (stock 2.0) and 2 gig ram) trying the same decoders.

VLC is no better, and as they are TS files Media centre will not play them.

Any ideas?


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 76786 3-Jul-2007 19:10
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i suggest you try the mighty zoom player, it has far more configuration options than media player and classic to solve these kinds
of issues. it will also install the codecs it recommends if you use version 5. zoom player 5 std is free.

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Master Geek

Reply # 76796 3-Jul-2007 20:24
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Thanks Dan!  Zoomplayer plus Dscaler MPEG2 = smooth 1080p!




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  Reply # 76820 3-Jul-2007 23:27
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My mate had issues with 1080, we messed around for ages to sort it, in the end, changing the video renderer to something like VMR7 or something similar is what solved it. See if you can change that.


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