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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-08-29, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By dezzpayne
http://www.guru3d.com/article/athlon-ii-x2-250-and...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/athlon-ii-x2-250-and-phenom-ii-x2-550-be-review/9

Your processor is pretty much on par with the PC I just replaced.

If you're getting commentary then you have the...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-08-28, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
My old PC was doing just 2-3 frames per second as...

My old PC was doing just 2-3 frames per second as well. Is your new PC an i7?
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-08-25, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
You need to have Anydvd running in the background...

You need to have Anydvd running in the background to decrypt. Then run Clown and rip it (I use TS folders and leave the audio untouched). Then you can use Handbrake. Using the "High Profile" preset I...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-08-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
Funny story, 2 weeks later my "rock solid" PC hit...

Funny story, 2 weeks later my "rock solid" PC hit a rock and sunk like the Titanic. Long story short it looks like the processor and Core 2 processors are still sadly expensive so I was "forced" to...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-11, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By dezzpayne
No, I looked into it today. Oddly I can't really...

No, I looked into it today. Oddly I can't really find any good reviews for Quick Sync and specifically I was looking at Badaboom 2.0 but yeah...nothing.

Considering upgrading my PC. This system...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
It's a E8400 dual core proc, 8GB of ram and a...

It's a E8400 dual core proc, 8GB of ram and a brand spanking new AMD 6950. I haven't looked into the AMD transcode software, Avivo I think? I should and see if it helps.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By dezzpayne
Yes I can confirm it stutters on both my PC which...

Yes I can confirm it stutters on both my PC which is pretty beefy and my Sage box.

I didn't do any extensive testing with Handbrake settings for MakeMKV as there was little difference as far as...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
Been playing around and what I have found so far...

Been playing around and what I have found so far to be the best combo is:

Use ClownBD to output to a .ts
Use Handbrake to shrink

(as far as I can tell ClownBD can't shrink)

I originally...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
You're right and I realized that after I said...

You're right and I realized that after I said it....that and the fact that when I went to use Handbrake to shrink the 22GB MKV it took 5 hours :p

Still messing around between using Handbrake to...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By dezzpayne
Well 22GB movies was not my intent. That said I...

Well 22GB movies was not my intent. That said I didn't convert my DVD's because I needed the space. I just prefer the .mkv files. Preference more than anything, just seems easier to work with and...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,357
Posted By dezzpayne
MakeMKV software

A couple years back I ripped all my DVD's. That was a 2 step process that required the rip and then the transcode into a MKV.

I tried out the MKV software today and it was extremely simple and it...
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