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    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?

    Thanks!

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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Lol, right now Im having the same problem,
    but I just don't get what could be wrong, cus previus movies I dld. played just fine.
    Anyway, do you have the CoreAVC 1.1 Pro installed?,
    that is what did the trick fort me the first time, combined with Media PLayer Classic.

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    What graphics card are you using?

    Perhaps a driver is needed?

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    vlc is great and all, but it often has sound issues and also doesn't cum with all the latest codec versions. maybe u don't wanna do it, but try the kazaa codec pack and then run those movies on mpc and see if the problem still exists. also, yeah, hd movies w/x.264 codec requires a video card that supports it and/or has x.264 acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    vlc is great and all, but it often has sound issues and also doesn't cum with all the latest codec versions. maybe u don't wanna do it, but try the kazaa codec pack and then run those movies on mpc and see if the problem still exists. also, yeah, hd movies w/x.264 codec requires a video card that supports it and/or has x.264 acceleration.
    Thank you, I did install the kazaa codec pack. Now my computer can play just about anything I can throw at it.
    My video card it: a RADEON x600 256MB HyperMemroy. I don't know a lot about video cards

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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    Is it still having problems, even after you installed the codec pack?
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightshow View Post
    Is it still having problems, even after you installed the codec pack?
    I think you missread his reply,
    he said
    Quote Originally Posted by matt526
    Thank you,... ...Now my computer can play just about anything I can throw at it.
    And now, I'll go try that solution, lol.

    I was reluctant at first, cus I was suposed to already have all the codecs installed,
    but naaa, what the heck... I'll let you know if it works for me.
    Last edited by worldpease; 12-30-2006 at 01:20 AM.

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    God i hate mkv format...and yes its because i never managed to transcode and burn them to disc .

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