Last week my video playback ability seemed to slow down on me. Not exactly sure why, but in frustration, I decided to update all my codecs. I seemed to make it worse. Now instead of being a once in a while thing, it's pretty much constant.
It's H.264 video, running on MPC with VMR9 Renderless and thread priority set above normal (and I've run through overlay mixer as well, didn't help much), decoded by FFdshow and coreAAC. PostProcessing in FFDshow is off. Does anyone have any other speed tweaks I could try?
Also, I thought it might help if I could update my graphic's card a bit (the driver is about 2 years old now I think). It is a mobility radion x300 128mb dedicated (no hypermemory shit). Problem is that I have the latest one released by Dell (laptop is an Inspirion 6000d) and they don't seem to see fit to keep up with the driver version (I have 8.1** and they are on 8.4**). I go to ATI's site, and they tell me to go get it from Dell... they even have a check utility to run, pop up a message to tell me I'm not on the compatibility list, and click OK to fuck off. Supposedly to protect me from disabling laptop specific features, but as far as that goes, only thing I can see is the brightness keys might get disabled... but... THEY NEVER WORKED ANYWAY. ><
So anyone know a way around that and if it's a good idea or not?