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How do you play HD videos?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Muz1234, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    For example, 1920 x 1080 resolution. It sometimes play stuck a bit, or cannot play at all.
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  2. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    checking to see if your graphics card can handle HD
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  3. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    Another point is maybe your processor if your machine is an old one.
    Do you play it from a NAS or USB drive? Sometimes that is too slow and you should copy such movies to your local drive.
    SSD shouldn't be needed, a HDD should be alright.
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  4. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    Is it graphic cards or processor? Mine is old specs, 2 GHz, NVIDIA Geforce 8400M GS. I play it from hard drive usually. Or should I just convert the movie lower resolution, since the movie is only 6 minutes.
  5. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    I never had any problems playing video because of my graphic card. Also all the people I know. But CPU is crucial. At least for HD movies. That's why some e.g. Intel Atom can't play HD movies.
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  6. Ceewan

    Ceewan Famished

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  7. CodeGeek

    CodeGeek Akiba Citizen

    Yeah, okay, if your CPU is weak it is also possible that the GPU does the job. If it supports the encoding... ;)
  8. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    basically just check the spec's on the pc first
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  9. Elldallan

    Elldallan Active Member

    Well, if you play raw from a bluray or something it'll probably decode off most modern GPU's, if you play it from a file that depends on what video codec the movie is encoded in(I think h.264 is supported by most but probably not x.264(compressed h.264)) the GPU supports decoding.
    Another thing worth noting is that 10bit which is becoming a big thing(or well it has been for a while now) within Anime fansubbing is virtually unsopported on anything but high end video industry graphic cards(which costs a whole lot more than your average gaming graphics card) so if it's encoded in 10bit your GPU will be of no use at all.

    Another explanation for your issue could possibly be due to disc overloading, HD content has a fairly high bitrate so if you're doing anything else in the background(such as torrents etc.) that could cause your disc to become overloaded and when you run out of buffered video it'll start to stutter.
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  10. Little Chucky

    Little Chucky Hi, I'm Chucky, Wanna Play?

    his specs are definitely not enough for a raw Blu-ray

    if you want to check if your cpu is sufficient play the video and make sure you have task manager running
    while the video is running check in task manager if your video player software is reaching 100% cpu
    if so your cpu is to slow but i suspect it is your video card because that's a pretty old video card

    are we talking about a pc or a laptop?
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  11. troesmam

    troesmam New Member

    To render videos I would say the most important part is your GPU (Graphics Card). Try using KMPlayer and try all their video renderers, check if one of them suit your needs.
  12. armnboi

    armnboi New Member

    i am using I7 with win7 64 bit + k-lite play back 1080P 20-30pixel is ok. 2046P 50m pixel will slow motion
  13. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    So what should I do, to play HD videos?
  14. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    get a rock and throw it at the pc
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  15. teetsheeps

    teetsheeps New Member

    What is your machine's specs?

    My laptop is quite outdated by today's standard - i7 2xxxQM, GT 540M, 6GB RAM.
    But I notice that only when memory is low, HD video playback will be stuttered or even stuck.
  16. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    And, make sure the hard drive is not full