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Tomato
10-15-05, 08:39 PM
Hi, I have had a GTX and a 16:10 monitor for a while now, but these new HD movies apple released...I really want to watch without my computer going into heart attack mode. Does anybody know anything about H.264 support out right now for my card? Any workaround..anything. I just have a hard time believing that my computer can barely run these movies.

Any input I appreciate, positive, negative...whatever.
Thanks
Tomato

ronin17
10-15-05, 10:22 PM
re-download Quicktime 7 and see if that helps :confused:

I don't see the nvidia driver being the problem here, but I could be wrong. Which driver version are you running?

Zero problems here with 78.05's.

Q
10-15-05, 11:12 PM
Welcome to the boards, Tomato! Nice user name!

I think that support was included in the 80's series drivers, but since I dont have a GTX I'm not exactly sure. I would try the newest drivers and the newest software that your using to view it with.

Goodluck!

Tomato
10-16-05, 12:07 AM
Oh no don't get me wrong. The movies will play but the fps is a little under the 24fps mark, more around 20. My CPU usage is maxed out. You can tell that the sound stream gets ahead of the movie towards the end. I did reintall quicktime 7 pro like 8 times now and tried the 81.84,81.82,78.01 drivers. They all do the same thing. If no one knows that is cool just if someone finds some in the future I would love to know about them.

Asciicodeplus
10-16-05, 01:45 AM
System Recommendations
Recommended Hardware Configurations for H.264 High Definition (HD) Playback

To play high definition video, a large amount of data must be processed by your computer. A powerful system will deliver the best playback experience.
QuickTime 7 System Requirements
QuickTime 7 for Mac OS X:

* 400 MHz Power PC G3 or faster Macintosh computer
* At least 128MB of RAM
* Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later

QuickTime 7 for Windows:

* 233 MHz Intel Pentium class or better processor
* At least 128MB of RAM
* Windows 2000 or XP


For 852x480 (480p) video at 24 frames per second:
QuickTime 7 for Mac OS X:

* 1.25 GHz PowerMac G4 or faster Macintosh computer
* At least 128MB of RAM
* 64MB or greater video card

QuickTime 7 for Windows:

* 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor
* At least 512MB of RAM
* 64MB or greater video card
* Windows 2000 or XP


For 1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second:
QuickTime 7 for Mac OS X:

* 1.8 GHz PowerMac G5 or faster Macintosh computer
* At least 256MB of RAM
* 64 MB or greater video card

QuickTime 7 for Windows:

* 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor
* At least 512MB of RAM
* 64MB or greater video card
* Windows 2000 or XP


For 1920x1080 (1080p) video at 24 frames per second:
QuickTime 7 for Mac OS X:

* Dual 2.0 GHz PowerMac G5 or faster Macintosh computer
* At least 512MB of RAM
* 128MB or greater video card

QuickTime 7 for Windows:

* 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium D (dual-core) or faster processor
* At least 1GB of RAM
* 64MB or greater video card
* Windows 2000 or XP

Taken from quicktime's website, with this u will get around 24-30 fps and that's about it I think

What's the resolution of the video u wanna play?

einstein_314
10-16-05, 02:29 AM
I have the same problem. I can play the 720p ones fine, smooth as glass. It's the 1080p ones the bog my system down. They run really rough. Not that I can actually watch them at that res, I'd need a bigger monitor. The 720p ones fill my screen so I can live with them for now (until I get a Dell 2405W :drooling: if only I had the money)

Tomato
10-16-05, 02:44 AM
Good lord. Maybe it is not the card just insanity to play a movie. I have a FX-53 looks like I might want to start overclocking it to watch these 1080I HD movies. I never ever thought I would be overlcoking to watch movies.:confused:

harshw
10-16-05, 05:32 AM
Good lord. Maybe it is not the card just insanity to play a movie. I have a FX-53 looks like I might want to start overclocking it to watch these 1080I HD movies. I never ever thought I would be overlcoking to watch movies.:confused:

Nvidia promised that they would release driver updates to enable H.264 acceleration. And I've been patiently waiting. Well ATI promised the same thing and hyped their X1800 series as being capable of native H.264 decoding ... and guess what ? No driver support currently ... it to be "enabled in the future" :(

So I guess for both companies, H.264 support is low priority at the moment.

DCult
10-18-05, 05:33 AM
I have the same issue. 720p playing butter-smooth, with only 1080p playing at around 20fps, except for the batman returns trailer, and perhaps the grimm brothers trailer, which are almost smooth. I have a P4 3.2E/asus p4c800-e dlx/asus6800ultra. I don't understand why this codec (h.264) has so high requirements (apart from that they are far-far overstreched by apple to make the G5 cpu look good). And quicktime 7 (7.0.3) has a bug when converting these clips into MP4-mobile format (mp4 codec or H.263 codec), every second it blurs the video for a millisecond. WMV-HD has the same quality and plays better (you can compare the batman returns trailer in both formats). H.264 codec must be multithreaded. Can someone with a dual core cpu that has tried quicktime 7 care to commend?