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sirplayalot
03-30-06, 01:07 AM
How is this done? Sorry for me being so noob about HD on PC...Do I just simply download a clip that is HD? If so, where can I get some HD clips?

RAY16
03-30-06, 01:17 AM
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/musicandvideo/hdvideo/contentshowcase.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=abde1e02-b529-469e-ae6a-7417fcde9e12&DisplayLang=en

sirplayalot
03-30-06, 01:26 AM
Thanks man! :)

Darkfalz
03-30-06, 01:31 AM
I downloaded the "step into liquid" videos that I always hear mentioned. The 720p one played fine for me albeit at 40-50% CPU usage. The 1080p played but skippy as heck.

PureVideo didn't work for me. At all. :thumbdwn:

sirplayalot
03-30-06, 01:32 AM
Im assuming I just use WMP for these, correct?

Darkfalz
03-30-06, 01:35 AM
Yes...

RAY16
03-30-06, 02:29 AM
Also, Apple as HD movie trailers on their site. They are encoded in H.264, I think. Quicktime 7 is "required", although I recommend the K-Lite Codec pack as it decodes the videos with a much faster decoder.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/

Darkfalz
03-30-06, 02:57 AM
Quicktime for Windows is an unbelievable load of junk. Even after all these years, they can't use a simple DirectDraw overlay for video display with page flipping. They're still just using an RGB DIB surface with no flipping and no proper colours.

They do this intentionally so that Quicktime videos look/play like crap on your PC and you'll think you need a Mac.

macatak
03-30-06, 03:13 AM
You might need to apply the DXVA patch to WMP to improve the CPU usage....

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51166&highlight=dxva+acceleration