I have read many of your posts here and on a few other forums and appreciate your input as its quite clear your are knowledgeable about HTPC builds
Originally Posted by assassin24
Turn it off. Not needed or necessary.
This is true for 95% of my collection but the G620 is not powerful enough to playback some of my movies without dropping frames.
Anything upto about 25Mb/s is fine with software playback but once it starts getting near 30Mb/s it starts choke.
2 movies I watched recently needed me to turn DXVA on to get smooth playback.
Serpico and Memento - both of which have consistent bit rates above 25Mb/s and frequent spikes over 35Mb/s
So maybe I have a few options:
Live with it
Recode my movies that have a high bit rate to something the G620 can handle
Use DXVA with the G620 and suffer the macroblocking
Add a GPU
Upgrade the CPU
Setup XBMC to use MPC HC as an external player as DXVA functions correctly in MPC but lacks XMBCs user interface