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Old 02-27-08, 09:57 AM   #49
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It takes more time, but I watch them in WMP11, video quality is better in WMP11 with properly tuned FFDshow then in PowerDVD.

and by more time i mean you have to rip it with AnyDVD HD, and pick the correct audio stream with TSremux.
Ah OK. Seems like I tried to open a ripped movie with WMP11 but it had no idea what to do with it. The VC-1 codec was there. Still, wouldn't open the movie. Wonder what I was doing wrong.
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Old 02-27-08, 10:13 AM   #50
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Old 02-27-08, 10:15 AM   #51
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Does anyone know the "minimum" video card and CPU you would need to get smooth playback of a HD Blu-Ray movie? I'm guessing that integrated chips like the intel GMA 3100 and geforce 7xxx aren't enough, but I really have no idea.
http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/downl...1_112_ENU.html

thats for powerdvd ultra.

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Intel (Minimum):
* Pentium 4 541 3.2 GHz, Pentium D 840 3.2 GHz, Pentium D 930 3.0 GHz or 940 3.2 GHz, Core Duo T2400 1.83 GHz, Pentium M 755 2.0 GHz

Intel (Recommended):
* Pentium EE 840 3.2 GHz or 955 3.4 GHz, Pentium D 945 3.4 GHz, 950 3.4 GHz or 960 3.6 GHz, Core Duo T2500 2.0 GHz, T2600 2.16 GHz or T2700 2.33 GHz, Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8 GHz, E6400 2.13 GHz, E6600 2.4 GHz, E6700 2.66 GHZ or X6800 2.93 GHz, T7200 2.00 GHz, T7400 2.16 GHz, T7600 2.33 GHz

AMD (Minimum):
* Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or 4000+ 2.0 GHz, Turion 64 X2 TL-50 1.6 GHz, TL-52 1.6 GHz or TL-56 1.8 GHz

AMD (Recommended):
* Athlon 64 FX FX-60 2.6 GHz or FX-62 2.8 GHz, Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2 GHz, 4400+ 2.2 GHz, 4600+ 2.4 GHz, 4800+ 2.4 GHz or 5000+ 2.6 GHz, Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2.0 GHz
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Old 02-27-08, 10:23 AM   #52
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Strange. It says Intel 965 graphics is supported, but there isn't any mention of the Geforce 7050, which has Purevideo hardware acceleration.

Oh well.

Even if the integrated chips can do it, very few of the boards have any method of sending HD video to a TV. Only a few have HDMI and none have component.
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Old 02-27-08, 11:56 AM   #53
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Ah OK. Seems like I tried to open a ripped movie with WMP11 but it had no idea what to do with it. The VC-1 codec was there. Still, wouldn't open the movie. Wonder what I was doing wrong.
you probably had trouble with audio, there is no EAC3, DTS HD, etc.. codecs on PC outside of PowerDVD ultra, Showtime and WinDVD. Those can't be used by any other player.

but EAC3, DTS HD, true HD and all those other new audio streams can be converted to Sorround Sound 5.1 AC3 very easily.

DTS HD can be stripped down to pure DTS

Video quality i can see the difference between WMP11 and PowerDVD Ultra,

But i can't hear the difference between EAC3 or AC3, or between DTS HD and DTS.
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Old 02-27-08, 01:37 PM   #54
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It was a general problem. I couldn't get WMP11 to "open" the disc in the first place. There were two directories/folders and it couldn't make sense out of any of the files therein. The movie was sitting on my hard disc drive. I'll try again sometime I guess. What file do I point WMP11 towards?
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Old 02-27-08, 01:49 PM   #55
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It was a general problem. I couldn't get WMP11 to "open" the disc in the first place. There were two directories/folders and it couldn't make sense out of any of the files therein. The movie was sitting on my hard disc drive. I'll try again sometime I guess. What file do I point WMP11 towards?
WMP11, don't open the files on the disc, well not on original disc. AnyDVD HD doesn't decrypt on the fly (yet). You need the files ripped to HDD.

Then in case of BD, look for the largest .M2TS file. That is the movie.
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Yeah the files were already on the hard disc. Guess I'll find another BD and try again. Maybe I did something wrong.
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Old 02-27-08, 01:59 PM   #57
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in that case, you simply need a codec, downlaod Vista Codec back 4.5.9, if you have 64bit, grab 64bit component as well.

be aware, for this codec pack to work correctly, you have to REMOVE all other codec packs you might already have.

Another thing to check is, look for TSremux, and check what is the primary Audio stream, if it is DTS HD, EAC3, or Master Audio, you need to either strip them down to normal AC3, DTS. or move them around.

riptide, if you have messenger, i can help you out.
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Old 02-27-08, 04:00 PM   #59
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Thanks nekro where do I obtain that codec pack? I hate to remove CCCP since it's worked so well for practically everything I throw at it.
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I recommend the Blu-ray/HD DVD Video Plug-in for Nero 7 and 8. Not only does it add Blu-ray and HD DVD playback, but it also adds support for DTS and the ability to re-author these discs and remove unwanted features. Re-authoring is only available on Nero 8.2 and newer.

* This is a plug-in for Nero ShowTime

http://www.nero.com/enu/plugins-over...ne&mode=Select

* This plug-in can only be used with Nero 7 or Nero 8

Experience the quality of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD right on your PC! With the Blu-ray/HD DVD Video Plug-in, you now have access to advanced authoring, playback, and editing features for your High Definition content.

* Play your favorite Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs on your PC
* Experience true High Definition video with brilliant images in Full HD (1080p)
* Enjoy outstanding audio quality up to 5.1 channels with Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby®TrueHD and DTS Digital Surround
* Edit HD video content and then burn to Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD
* Save time by modifying your editable Blu-ray videos right on the disc – no need to copy to another drive!
* Record Blu-ray or HD DVD videos from your HDV or DV camcorder and customize it the way you like by adding menus, play lists, etc., or store content in its raw, compressed format on a Blu-ray Disc without loss of quality
* Use highly interactive menus and other Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD advanced features throughout movie playback

This plug-in will enhance your Nero applications with the following technologies:

* HD DVD-Video playback and authoring*
* Blu-ray Disc playback, authoring, and editing**
* MPEG-2 decoding/encoding***
* VC-1 decoding
* H.264 AVC decoding with AVC Film Grain
* Dolby® Digital 5.1 decoding/encoding***
* Dolby® Digital EX decoding
* Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1 decoding
* Dolby® TrueHD 5.1 decoding
* DTS® Digital Surround 5.1 decoding
* AACS Playback
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