Playing HD Video .MKV files

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  1. stripe

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    Hi

    I'm currently running a 3.2GHz HT P4 with 2Gb ram, an 8Mb 250Gb HDD and a 128 6600Gt VGA card. I'm trying to play .mkv HD video but after about 10 minutes into the video it starts periodically stuttering, then it plays again for about 5 minutes etc... The sound keeps playing throughout.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Oh and it's just the 720p video files.
     
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    Have you monitored your CPU usage during this time?
     
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    Better than me, after 5 minutes the lipsync is so bad it's unwatchable. I know MKV's are just a container for the data inside but they are all snafu for me :( Maybe it's having K-Lite and CCP codec packs installed, maybe they don't get on.

    As for the OP, I'm finding WMP network service often decides to chew up all available resources for a random time before settling down again. HTH.
     
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    Buy and use the CoreAVC codec

    http://www.corecodec.com/products/coreavc.html

    You'll need the Pro edition for deinterlacing 1080i material.

    Use this with Media Player Classic. It works a charm. I play those same MKV files you are talking about with a 3GHz PIV, 1 GB memory and a Nvidia 6200, no problems at all :thumbsup:
     
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    Wicker I'll check the CPU usage tonight and see how it behaves.

    PMC how much is the codec, the website is down for a few days?
     
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    Michael, what codecs are you currently using for watching the mkv files?
     
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    I removed and re-installed the latest version of FDDShow, and I'm playing it through media player classic.

    I ran a couple of films for about 30 minutes each and the PC never skipped once, so it appears to be working properly, the CPU utilisation is running at about 30% during playback.
     

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