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    Default High-rez videos slowed down on me and g-card is not updateable

    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?
    Vol~

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    It's been a while...

    Um... I don't have any idea on the video thing, except maybe system restore. I've got some trouble playing one video I downloaded from stage6 too (a pv from IDOLM@STER, an X360 game). Until I realize that the video was.. never downscaled. So when I checked the properties, it's like 1280x720 60fps (a 4 min vid with a size of 400MB+, which I never noticed since I downloaded it in the background (right click, save target as, minimize, continue my report) using my university's network). But yeah.. I don't have any idea on how to improve that...

    It did play all right using mplayerc, but with no filters enabled at all under ffdshow.

    I tried using VLC, since it'll drop / skip frames when cpu load is too high. It's jumpy at times, but otherwise all right (but most of the time i'll use mplayerc anyway =p)

    Uh.. about the video driver.. I've just updated my drivers (NEC Versa P8210, Mobility X1600). The ATI verifier did download the installer package, so if you want to, I can upload the .exe to mediafire or something... I don't know if it'll work perfectly though..
    (Catalyst 7.10, driver ver 8.421).

    ~wen

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    That'd be great, thanks. I'll back the system up, and if it doesn't work, whoop'dy doo, I'll restore it.
    Vol~

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    http://www.ati.com/online/mobilecatalyst/

    That's the direct link to the driver, although I still use Cat 7.4, the newer ones screws up my icons everytime I close the lid, so I haven't tried them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qualia View Post

    I tried using VLC, since it'll drop / skip frames when cpu load is too high. It's jumpy at times, but otherwise all right (but most of the time i'll use mplayerc anyway =p)
    60fps videos are always stressful unless you have a relatively new CPU (E6300/4600+ or higher).

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    Here's the megaupload link...

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BYEY36ST
    60fps videos are always stressful unless you have a relatively new CPU (E6300/4600+ or higher).
    Yeah, found that out the hard way. My T7200 is just hanging there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by qualia View Post

    Yeah, found that out the hard way. My T7200 is just hanging there..
    You want to try a 1920x1080 60fps video?
    =D

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    You want to try a 1920x1080 60fps video?
    =D
    Yeah, probably will end up like a 5-fps powerpoint XD

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    worked like a charm... no control center per Jyuu's standard advice. Thanks guys. Seems to have improved performance.
    Vol~

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