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Old October 18th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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NEED HELP WITH SETTING FOR VIEWING 1080i HDV CONTENT ON NEW PC CONFIG...

hi,

i just recently upgraded my pc with the new pentium d 2.8 processor, ATI x700 256MB & 1 gig of ram.

when i try to play any 1080i HDV video i get a slight choppy playback look. so my question is what is the best setting in vlc player or windows media player? also maybe some suggestions on best ATI settings for HDV as well, thanks.


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note that when i edit HDV in Ppro 1.5.1 i get smooth playback.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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That is really strange for it to be choppy. I playback 1080i on my 1.6ghz pentium-m with 512mb ram and radeon 9700 even with de-interlacing in vlc without dropping a frame. My vlc is set to the default of install.

Windows media player doesn't really give many options, it is entirely dependant on the current dvd player software codec installed. On that note however, intervideo windvd is a good alternative because it is very low processor consumption.

I would think that their might be some sort of reason for the choppy playback in vlc, perhaps a full hard drive with lots of fragmentation of the desired file or since you upgraded it might be a driver problem.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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i just recently upgraded my pc with the new pentium d 2.8 processor, ATI x700 256MB & 1 gig of ram.
I suspect the problem is your graphics card or its driver. I am not familiar with that graphics card, however the first port of call would be updating its driver.

The recommendations for Premiere 1.5.1 include a 3.2GHz processor Hyper-threaded (similar to, but not as powerful as the Pentium D); 1GB of 400Mhz DDR RAM in Dual Channel configuration; 8x AGP or PCI-Express Graphics Card with 256 MB DDR RAM.

As a result, I made sure my new computer had a Pentium D of 3.2GHz speed. To be on the safe side, I noted that with SD my old PC peaked at 750MB RAM usage. Given that HDV processes a lot more information, I decided to be on the safe side and get 2GB of 533MHz DDR RAM in dual channel configuration. I also trust you have a 7200rpm disk drive for your video (an entirely separate drive from the one that has the operating system on it).
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