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Failing at playing 1080p movies, why?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vordo1337, May 31, 2010.

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  1. Vordo1337

    Vordo1337 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys and girls.
    I have been attempting to run a 1080p movie, unsatisfactorily.
    I use VLC player and the movie opens, and runs, but where there is a lot of movement in the movie, the frame rate drops to an unwatchable level.

    Here is the file info:
    MKV File of 11gb size.
    Video ....: 1920x1080 (X264 @ 23.976fps)
    Bitrate ..: 8171kbps
    Audio ....: DTS 1509kbps
    Source ...: Retail R2 Blu-Ray

    And here are my computer specs;

    OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    System Model: IMEDIA 2326 AIO
    Processor: AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core Processor ~ 2.1GHz (Not overclocked)
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Page file: 1790 used, 6035 Available
    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
    Approx. Total Graphic Memory: 2426mb. DAC Type: Internal DAC (400MHz) (Overclocked to 440MHz)

    Hard Disk: WDC WD3200AAJS-22B4A0 ATA ,
    7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s


    My processor does not overheat or reach max capacity when attempting to play the file, but averages about 65%


    Does anyone have an idea why I can't run this movie?
    I have theories, but I've read about people running 1080p movies with worse hardware.

    Thanks in advance for help and i'd be happy to answer any questions.

    Vord
     
  2. Triple6

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    Might be a VLC issue, I don't think BluRay support is very good in VLC at the moment.

    Did the drive not come with BluRay playback software? Is this movie playing from a disc or if not where's it from or what is it?
     
  3. Vordo1337

    Vordo1337 Thread Starter

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    It was from my Blueray disc that a relative ripped for me so that I could run it on my PC without a blue-ray drive. I know that the rip is quality as I've seen it run on his laptop, I'll attempt to run the file on another player and get back with the result =)

    Also, Rather than me downloading and installing every free software to play mkv files, do you have any recommendations>

    Vord
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    a big no no here ;)
     
  5. Triple6

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    Thats correct, we cannot assist you with "ripped" content. That involves breaking copyright/copy protection. The original played with a BluRay drive and compatible player will likely work perfectly. Thread closed.

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