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biff September 4, 2009 09:30 PM

Some blurays are choppy...
 
I maybe in need of an upgrade to my HTPC. I use TMT to play blurays and for the most part it works perfectly but some disks gives me choppy video, audio is never an issue though.

My HTPC is an ASUS P5E-VM HDMI with 2GB of ram and an e3110 with a 4670HD vid card. Running Vista 32bit BTW. I'm not sure what needs upgrading here... Thinking about replacing the mobo, I've never been happy with ASUS mobos. Any thoughts?

jcmaz September 4, 2009 10:20 PM

Why don't you try MediaPlayerClassic?

lowfat September 4, 2009 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jcmaz (Post 250837)
Why don't you try MediaPlayerClassic?

It won't play Blurays.

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Originally Posted by biff (Post 250805)
I maybe in need of an upgrade to my HTPC. I use TMT to play blurays and for the most part it works perfectly but some disks gives me choppy video, audio is never an issue though.

My HTPC is an ASUS P5E-VM HDMI with 2GB of ram and an e3110 with a 4670HD vid card. Running Vista 32bit BTW. I'm not sure what needs upgrading here... Thinking about replacing the mobo, I've never been happy with ASUS mobos. Any thoughts?

Hmm. You definitely should not be having issues w/ that system. Upgrading should not help. Have you looked at your ram/cpu usage during playback? The Arcsoft decoder should be offloading to your GPU.

Do you have any codec packs installed? If so uninstall them all. The only ones you should have installed are Haali Media Splitter (if you use MKV's) and ffdshow.

biff September 5, 2009 12:23 AM

I don't have any codec packs installed AFAIK, I don't play any ripped stuff...yet. TBH I haven't looked at CPU/RAM usage but I'll try to make note of it. One thing I did notice though is my HDD LED is lit almost constant during BD play. No idea why that is but apperently BD are HD intensive. I don't have a lightning fast drive - it's a WD6400AAKS - but I don't think it's too bad either.

Do you know of any software that can log that stuff in the background while I use the system?

gingerbee September 5, 2009 05:03 AM

sounds just like a software problem to me . Don't upgrade great little box. codec packs are not just for ripped media ah

lowfat September 5, 2009 09:01 AM

OK, try the software I mentioned above and take a look at CPU/ram usage.

martin_metal_88 September 5, 2009 09:29 AM

If blu-ray are ripped it can be the CPU that throttle the thing taking to much time to upscade some image.

Ask for more.

JD September 5, 2009 07:54 PM

Maybe disable hardware acceleration? CPU should be more than capable anyways.

Another thought would be to try PowerDVD instead.

gingerbee September 5, 2009 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jdrom17 (Post 251190)
PowerDVD instead.

good for off-loading too:thumb:


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