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pac1085

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Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
 

Looney

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Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
WTF? perfectly smooth at that setup? I have somethign similar, but 1g of ram, and it was choppy as hell on mine.
 

pac1085

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Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
WTF? perfectly smooth at that setup? I have somethign similar, but 1g of ram, and it was choppy as hell on mine.
Yup. It runs perfect.
 

conjur

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Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
Dsmn!! 2270MHz on a 1700+? That's some serious o/c!
 

pac1085

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Originally posted by: conjur
Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
Dsmn!! 2270MHz on a 1700+? That's some serious o/c!
Really? I thought it was about average. My friend has 2 JIUHB's also and they do about the same.
 

ultimatebob

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Yeah, no problems here. I have a 2.53Ghz P4 with 512 MB of RAM and a Ti4200, and I have no trouble running these videos. They are very pretty, though.
 

cliftonite

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OMFG, just saw the 720P Terminator clip and it was fusking crazy. It ran fine on my system. XP 2100 @2.1 and an ATI 9700 AIW
 

Entity

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OMFG! The coral reef clip (1080) was amazing. Blew my system away, though: P4 3.06ghz/533, 1gb RAM, Radeon 8500. AMAZING.

Rob
 

Entity

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Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
Video card?
 

dakels

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Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Wow, is this how intense HDTV decoding is? What about HDTV receivers, they can't be running 3ghz+ are they?

BTW, it looks AWESOME on my GDM-FW900.... but it rocked my system.
the coral reef@1080p ran fine on my $500 dell 2.66/1 gig hyper X, 9700 TX. A skip or 2 at the beginning but only cuz I was moving my mouse around and my tool bar popped up.

Not to say it wasn't nice but I have seen better 1080 then this clip though. That clip also uses alot of underwater film. Not really a great test of clarity.

As for your question, HDTV at 1080p is intense. Thats because the sample you are watching here is 1080 progressive. Normal current HD TV is 480p (720x480) for DVD (not really considered HD), then usually 720i and 720p (1280x720) and 1080i (1920x1080). "i" is for interlaced and "p" is for progressive. Interlaced scans every other line of resolution while progressive scans them all sequentially. The interlaced only needs roughly half the data throughput as progressive, typically.

As for what you just saw in WMP... thats a little different. WMP uses a compression to allow for a high quality 1080p resolution with a lower size, but it makes you machine work harder. Kinda like playing MP3's instead of WAVs. The necessary computer power on a home computer is also a little deceptive because you are running alot more overhead then a HD decoder made just to do one task, process HD. I don't know exaclty what the requirements for an embedded cpu and system would be like for a DVD player to do 1080p but it wouldn't be anywhere near what you need on a computer. Maybe 1/3rd but I'm guessing. You just need a decent speed DVD reader that can transfer the necessary bandwidth. I think thats where the bottleneck would be. I doubt it will matter alot because I don't think you'll see 1080p movies on a normal DVD unless they are compressed like what windows did for the HD T2 (which only runs on a computer due to the WMV format it's written in but is also only 720p). It will probably be Blueray or something similar that will bring normal MPG-2 DVD's. Who knows though, maybe microsoft will continue to rule the world by controlling the DVD market too by making WMV DVD players that can hold 1080p on a normal dual layer DVD... scary thought.
 

Looney

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Originally posted by: Vortex
Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
WTF? perfectly smooth at that setup? I have somethign similar, but 1g of ram, and it was choppy as hell on mine.
Yup. It runs perfect.
What videocard do you have? People with much better system than yours are getting eaten alive, yet you claim yours is perfect.
 

pac1085

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Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Originally posted by: Vortex
Originally posted by: Moralpanic
Originally posted by: Vortex
Anyone got a link to the files so I can download them directly? I want to try them in Mplayer before I bother rebooting into windows and installing WMP9.

Edit: screw it, installed wmp9, and the coral 1080 one runs perfectly smooth here. axp1700+@2270 MHz, 256mb ram.
WTF? perfectly smooth at that setup? I have somethign similar, but 1g of ram, and it was choppy as hell on mine.
Yup. It runs perfect.
What videocard do you have? People with much better system than yours are getting eaten alive, yet you claim yours is perfect.
Ti4200 64mb @ 315 core / 605 memory. Its a fresh install of windows too.
 

pac1085

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I downclocked my videocard to 200/333 and it still ran the same...only other thing I can think of is that my windows install is nice and fresh, and HD not fragmented.
 

PowerMacG5

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I'm in the process of downloading the 1080p Coral Reef. Downloaded both terminators and they ran fine. My system is a P4 2.0a @ 2.0 GHz, 640 MB PC800 RDRAM, GeForce 4 Ti4600, and WD1200JB. Hopefully it runs nicely. Will report back when its done.
 

Looney

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My gaming computer with the GDM-FW900 is freshly installed too. I don't use it for anything but gaming (only 3 games installed, and no other programs).
 

Chaotic42

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Man, I just tried it again, still nothing. Like .25 fps.

I guess memory has nothing to do with it.
 

PowerMacG5

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I feel violated. My comp can't keep up. 100 % usage. It's time for that Dual Xeon system I've been planning on.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that it is choppy at some points, and fine at others.
 

dakels

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Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Man, I just tried it again, still nothing. Like .25 fps.

I guess memory has nothing to do with it.
if the computer you are trying it on is the one in your sig then something is wrong. You should be able to see it pretty well.
 

Chaotic42

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Originally posted by: dakels
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
Man, I just tried it again, still nothing. Like .25 fps.

I guess memory has nothing to do with it.
if the computer you are trying it on is the one in your sig then something is wrong. You should be able to see it pretty well.
Yeah, my motherboard is messed up. Fried 5V connector, it's limping along, but I didn't think it would be *this* bad.
 

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