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What are min req to play 1080p h264 on laptop?

brainhulk

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in the market for new laptop. Returning a costco one that stuttered
when I played bolt 1080p. it had t6400 and nvidia 9600m 4g ram
 

alyarb

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so you never got directx video acceleration working? geforce 9x can decode that video for you. if you want to do it on the CPU, i've done it with 2.7 ghz conroes but it may still stutter in some titles.
 

aigomorla

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u can meet this requirement a few ways.

1. C2D clocked @ 2.0ghz
2. 9300M based notebook.
3. (i know theres an ATI based notebook also that can do HD but i dont know the model number).

Atoms's/netbooks wont do 1080p because duh... they dont even have 1080p resolutions.

:p
 

brainhulk

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thanks guys, I will play with laptop settings a little more.
going from aiomorla's specs, I should be able to play it.
I satisfy cpu and vid card req's

currently its pretty bad, I am playing the movie on my 61" DLP(using hdmi out)
and it's stuttering heavily on very intense scenes.
 

richierich1212

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Yeah happy, but look at this other article titled, "Intel Refuses Atom Processor Pairing with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Chipset"
 

alcoholbob

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CoreAVC codec should be 85-90% as efficient as GPU hardware acceleration. It's a really fabulous codec. That said image quality is not as high as hardware DVXA, but most people don't know how to run that anyway.
 

elconejito

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The latest CoreAVC now supports hardware acceleration with Nvidia drivers 182 (I think) or later. I've been a big fan of their stuff. Even when they were software-decoding only the CPU usage was very low.
 

metalmania

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Originally posted by: Astrallite
CoreAVC codec should be 85-90% as efficient as GPU hardware acceleration. It's a really fabulous codec. That said image quality is not as high as hardware DVXA, but most people don't know how to run that anyway.
On the contrary, usually DXVA image quality is bad comparing to CoreAVC image.
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: brainhulk

currently its pretty bad, I am playing the movie on my 61" DLP(using hdmi out)
and it's stuttering heavily on very intense scenes.
your not streaming are you?

like on wifi
 

ImDonly1

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Originally posted by: elconejito
The latest CoreAVC now supports hardware acceleration with Nvidia drivers 182 (I think) or later. I've been a big fan of their stuff. Even when they were software-decoding only the CPU usage was very low.
I use CoreAVC also. It works fine with hardware acceleration on my desktop. On my laptop I use media player classic home cinema which supports hardware acceleration also, but you need to set it up.

And brainhulk, I think your laptop is more than enough to run 1080p 264 .mkv videos.
 

Rubycon

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Originally posted by: aigomorla
u can meet this requirement a few ways.

1. C2D clocked @ 2.0ghz
2. 9300M based notebook.
3. (i know theres an ATI based notebook also that can do HD but i dont know the model number).

Atoms's/netbooks wont do 1080p because duh... they dont even have 1080p resolutions.

:p
I have such a notebook and it plays AVCHD fine (24Mbps) until about 20 sec into playback and it chops up like a cell phone in the Lincoln Tunnel. VERY annoying! :| Tried WMP, WM Classic, VLC (WHY does that player have a construction cone for an icon??! WTF!) Anyways just not quite there yet. Also what's up with the tearing in video playback that happens very frequently?
 

VirtualLarry

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Originally posted by: Rubycon
I have such a notebook and it plays AVCHD fine (24Mbps) until about 20 sec into playback and it chops up like a cell phone in the Lincoln Tunnel. VERY annoying! :| Tried WMP, WM Classic, VLC (WHY does that player have a construction cone for an icon??! WTF!) Anyways just not quite there yet. Also what's up with the tearing in video playback that happens very frequently?
Try MPC-HC. On a friend's computer (2.5Ghz E5200, 3450 HDMI out), VLC does that, but MPC-HC works fine. You might need to check off Matroska in the internal filters list too.
 

n7

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MPC-HC = multithreaded
MPC regular = not, & needs a really fast core to not stutter.

(this all assuming no GPU acceleration)

I use MPC-HC of course...
 

konakona

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here is a sorta related question:
I just put up a spare computer built out of scrap parts, with the CPU being an A64 3000 (s754) I picked up back when fry's had it for $10 on clearance.
Naturally, there is no desire or point in spending any more than what I already have on this; the most taxing task it could possibly be given is 1080p playback.

Can this be done at a minimal cost increase if at all? The video card is, unfortunately, a 9800pro (AGP) sans any HD video acceleration. I am not aware of anything that will help in the video department under $20, even for a used one (HD2400 is the minimum I suppose) The mobo is MSI 6702 ver 1.0 (K8T800), wonder if I can ooze out enough Mhz to get a stutter-free playback?

EDIT: I am playing around with a 1080p material encoded in AVC. quite a bit of skipped frames with the said CPU @ 2.4ghz. oh well :(
 

Spoelie

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If streaming, wifi a/b/g is not good enough, n minimum needed

MPC-HC here also, A64 X2 2.5ghz not fast enough for 1080p but enabling DXVA on the 780G chipset, everything peachy smooth.
The 9600m you originally got should have acceleration and would have been fine...

Just make sure that all the requirements are met to enable DXVA before shooting down the combo, read this:
http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/DXVASupport.html
and do everything TO THE LETTER

@konakona: in short: no - your only option is a hd4350 on the cheap and playing back with DXVA (any earlier models like the proposed hd2400 won't be good enough)
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: Spoelie
If streaming, wifi a/b/g is not good enough, n minimum needed
N's not even good enough unless your less then 10 feet from your router.
 

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