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Old June 10, 2008, 03:45 PM
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Alright heres my problem i was playing Rambo 1080p x264 encoded on Zoom player and it was using around 50 % of my cpu now when i was reading thru articles back in the day and here and there it says the new generation of video cards 8800gt relieves the stress on the cpu of playing video am i wrong in this conclusion?
Is there a way to make more use of my Video card then putting all the load on my cpu?

I had to move my pc back up to the third floor and ambient here is 35 degrees celcius in my room i know its boiling so anyy wayy i can keep my temps down as playing a video i can be at 42 degrees with the cores at 45 and 47.

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Btw i have the Pure video codec and Halli spliter incase if it matters.
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Old June 10, 2008, 04:01 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, it also depends on the video player. Does Zoom player support hardware video decode acceleration?

I think PowerDVD does, and also Media Player Classic Home Cinema. See: http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/DXVASupport.html

Also see: H.264 & Hardware Decoding for reference...
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Old June 10, 2008, 04:01 PM
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AFAIK, the only players that support purevideo acceleration are PowerDVD and WinDVD.

Also AFAIK, mkv files can't be accelerated, you have to be playing Blu-Ray/HD-DVD discs, .TS files, or similar.

Edit: Crosspost, hadn't seen MPC Home Cinema, will have to try it out.
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Old June 10, 2008, 04:06 PM
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See i never have a problem playing say .Ts files or Mkv files as they dont take soo much resources from the cpu just the x264 files ill try playing it on powerdvd. I cant seem to get it to play on Power DVD i tried using the play video from pc and when i try to acess it wont. i even tried draggin and droping it into the player.
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See i never have a problem playing say .Ts files or Mkv files as they dont take soo much resources from the cpu just the x264 files ill try playing it on powerdvd. I cant seem to get it to play on Power DVD i tried using the play video from pc and when i try to acess it wont. i even tried draggin and droping it into the player.
MKV is a container, and generally carries H.264 video. PowerDVD won't play MKV files at all however
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Old June 10, 2008, 09:33 PM
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I'd say as long as the video is playing smoothly, don't worry about it. I see the same behavior, some HD stuff uses 20% cpu, some uses no cpu and 5% gpu instead. Either way, as long as you can get the sucker to play smoothly, you're winning.
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Old June 10, 2008, 10:12 PM
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it plays smoothly but took 50 percent cpu
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Old June 11, 2008, 03:53 PM
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isn't that why you have the cpu? Are you trying to do other stuff while watching the video that needs more than the other 50% cpu you have left? I'm just trying to figure out what the actual problem is here.
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Old June 12, 2008, 03:37 PM
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id like the movies to be using more of the video card and less of the cpu i thought that was possible since soo many sites talk aboot low cpu usage with the 8 and 9 series cards.
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Old June 12, 2008, 03:47 PM
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You can, as long as you use players that supports hardware acceleration (Media Player Classic HC, PowerDVD and WinDVD). Did you try them?

Instructions for MPC-HC: http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/DXVASupport.html
Another version: AnimeSuki Forum - View Single Post - H.264 & Hardware Decoding

Btw, video cards also get hotter on heavy usage. And what CPU do you use?

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