I am trying to play HD movies that are in x264 or .mkv format
I have updated VLC to 0.8.6 witch is supposed to play x264 better
But any time I try to play something that with a bit rate higher then around 4500kbps It gets really choppy and the sound lags. When I play something with a bit rate of say 7500kbps my cpu usage is only at 50%
I have am running XP sp2 with a Pentium 4 HT 3.00GHz and 1GB of RAM
I am sure I was able to play just about anything a few months ago; I have since had to reformat and reinstall XP
Any Ideas on what Codecís I should use or is my Hardware just not good enough?