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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 2010-03-28, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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vlc player is not stable on mkv file

I have a file that the blue ray quality and it is 6.6G size and when I play it in vlc media player 1.0.5, it is very croppy.
I am using a toshiba notebook Pentium dual T3400 2.16G w/ 2G ram and 200g hd. vista home premium
is that due to the hardware, how can I improve this.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 2010-03-29, 03:00 AM
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Your machine is too slow to play something like that properly on Vista. Get a better one or else put Linux on it with a simple window manager like XFCE and you will see that VLC will run much faster and smoother.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 2010-03-29, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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what is the min requirement for vista to run vlc, cpu, ram etc. on the other hand those netbook is almost impossible to run, is that right.
any suggestion for reasonable notebook to do something like this.
I plan to use one notebook to add a usb tuner and gbpvr too.
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The minimum requirements for VLC really depend on what type of files you want to play with it. h264 (mkv) is a processor-heavy standard to decode. A faster CPU and more RAM could help. Also are you running a 32bit or 64bit OS?

Before you look into hardware upgrade, have you tried different software decoders? I would recommend trying either CoreAVC or FFdshow.

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VLC doesn't use much ram, believe it or not, but your OS sure does.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 2010-03-29, 11:30 AM
 
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Since you'll not getting any help from the gpu...as Tim suggested, try coreavc or ffdshow (beta 7)

Any dual dore should be able to handle 720p stuff.

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Please let us know if you tried any of our suggestions and if they made a difference (or not). This should help out other members who may have similar issues.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 2010-03-30, 03:25 PM
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To the OP.

Easy way to tell. Open the Windows Task Manager then start the movie.

If CPU utilization is close to 100% then you probably need a more powerful machine.
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