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Cadaver

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Wow. After reading some of these comments, I thought my machine would have some serious issues.
It did quite respectably.
At full screen, the 1080p T2 trailer played perfectly, and the 1080p Coral Reef had just a couple of very tiny video hiccups (audio was fine). And that's with Mozilla loaded and all my background processes running, too.

Hardware = Athlon XP 2600+ @ 192MHz FSB/12x ratio (2304MHz), Asus A7N8X mobo, WD 1200JB hard drive, 512MB DC-DDR RAM @ 2-2-2-5 100% sync, Radeon 8500 128MB, Apple 22" Cinema Display @ 1600 x 1024 resolution.
 

dakels

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Originally posted by: Cadaver
Wow. After reading some of these comments, I thought my machine would have some serious issues.
It did quite respectably.
At full screen, the 1080p T2 trailer played perfectly, and the 1080p Coral Reef had just a couple of very tiny video hiccups (audio was fine). And that's with Mozilla loaded and all my background processes running, too.

Hardware = Athlon XP 2600+ @ 192MHz FSB/12x ratio (2304MHz), Asus A7N8X mobo, WD 1200JB hard drive, 512MB DC-DDR RAM @ 2-2-2-5 100% sync, Radeon 8500 128MB, Apple 22" Cinema Display @ 1600 x 1024 resolution.
wow you are using a Apple Cinema display? :D

My Dimension 4550 2.6mhz/1 gig hyper X PC3000, R9700 TX ran the coral reef pretty well, a few minor hicups, especially if I moved the mouse around. The CPU usage was like 80% I think.

In contrast the new 4600 2.8C, 1 gig Hyper X PC3200, R9800 ran this like a dream. I couldn't make it skip if I wanted to and the CPU usage was averaging about 50-60%
 

Jombo

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Originally posted by: AznMaverick
when do you think media like this will be used just as mpg/divx/avi is used today?
when our broadband can handle the bandwidth of about 50megs a minute ^^ over a gig for a 25min tv show, anime eppie etc ^^ i like like my 200meg divx, xvid files ^^
 

heli0

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Jun 17, 2003
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XP2400
Epox 8RDA (nforce2)
512MB(256x2) PC2100
GF4-ti4200 64MB

With all videos viewed at 100% size in WMP; CoralReef_1080p dropped 223 frames, while the other ten videos dropped 0.

edit:
viewing CoralReef_1080p at 100% with BSPlayer dropped 130 frames.
 

Cadaver

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Feb 19, 2002
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Just for fun I just tried the Coral Reef 1080p on my machine at work (Dell Optiplex 2.0GHz P4 with 512MB PC-133 RAM - yes, not DDR)

Nice slide show. Got about 1 frame every 3 seconds. Amazing how much faster my home rig apparently is (see a few posts up).
 

virtuamike

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OMG the Microsoft connection is fast. Brought my system to work just for the hell of it, downloaded at over 3MB/s (B as in Bytes).
 

Chadder007

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Originally posted by: virtuamike
Heh, plays fine on my system. P4 2.4C IC-7 35% avg CPU load.
But I see your 2.4 is overclocked to 3114MHz under your rig specs....nice try. :b
 

Red

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P4 3.06g w/ HT, 8x AGP Ti4200 128mb, 512 DDR, 7200 RPM...

Coral Reef: Choppy =(
 

NogginBoink

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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?
No.

Dedicated HDTV processors do not use a general purpose processor (such as a Pentium). They use application-specific integrated circuits that are designed to do in hardware what our computers are doing in software.

The hardware is designed for a single purpose and can do nothing else. But what it is designed to do, it does very well, and very fast.
 

gistech1978

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1080 coral reef loaded right up and ran flawlessly.
epox 8rda
axp 2400+
512 pc2700
gainward gf4 ti4200
 

ATLien247

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I don't understand the vast discrepancies that have been reported here...

I tried the 1080p Terminator 2 clip on my rig:

P4 2.8GHz / 533MHz FSB
1GB DDR
nVidia Quadro4 900 XGL 128MB DDR (AGP 4X)

It ran fine at 1280x1024 in a maximized window, but full screen was choppy. But at 1600x1200, everything was choppy.

What gives?!
 

NogginBoink

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Feb 17, 2002
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Guys, I hate to rain on the parade here, but I just can't get excited about these videos.

I have real HDTV at home, and these videos are simply no match for it.
 

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Originally posted by: NogginBoink
Guys, I hate to rain on the parade here, but I just can't get excited about these videos.

I have real HDTV at home, and these videos are simply no match for it.
yea, high bitrate mpeg 2 looks better. this is ultra compressed mpeg4:p
 

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