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Spec for WMV HD, lower than I thought?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by dekoded, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. dekoded

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    Hi all, just as an experiment I thought I would try playing a 720p WMV HD demo on my HTPC, I wasn't really expecting it to work due to my budget components:

    AMD SEMPRON 2200
    512MB DDR RAM
    GF4MX 64MB
    40GB SEAGATE 5400RPM HDD.

    To my surprise it played fine :thumbsup: , using TT2 and outputting at 1280x720 via vga to my Z2, my CPU usage was between 50 - 68%.

    I am curious to know what other people have used to play these files.
    we could have a 'minimum spec' contest :rotfl:

    I'm now going to try a 1080p file to see what happens!!
     
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    UPDATE.....

    I have now tried a 1080p clip and found that my cpu usage is between 80-95%.

    It's borderline but might just be good enough!
     
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    That's certainly less horse power than M$ recommend without hardware decoding support. I suspect 1080i may push it over the edge when it has to handle deinterlacing as well, but it's still a surprising result.
     

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