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Should I get NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder for my 8800 GT? I see the cheapest version on nvidia website is $20. I have a 2.6 dual core processor on xp home. I dont have a high def disk drive but I watch alot of mpeg2 720p and 1080i downloaded content and some 1080p content. So this software takes some of the load off my cpu? Does this improve my video watching?
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i would get it if you have XP and watch dvds on XP. its a very nice program you can customize it to your likings
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I don't use my disk drive very often. If I do, it will be a dvdr with MKV movie file encoded at 720p. What I really care about, is the quality of my mpeg2/ tivo files playback using WMP11. I set Settings to high quality mode on advanced performance overlay setting for best picture. At times picture gets choppy. I'm wondering if this software would improve this?
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for mkv hd content use:
ffdshow
Haali media splitter
media player classic/vlc player

they are all free and can play 1080p content on my system no problem, they run fine as long as your 2.6ghz is a core series cpu.

purevideo HD would take the load off CPU on H.264/VC-1 encoded videos (most HD content) but there's NO QUAILITY DIFFERENCE between software decode and hardware decoding.

only use hardware decoding if you have a really crappy cpu like and pentium 4 or earlier because the cpu can't handle hd content.
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for mkv hd content use:
ffdshow
Haali media splitter
media player classic/vlc player

they are all free and can play 1080p content on my system no problem, they run fine as long as your 2.6ghz is a core series cpu.

purevideo HD would take the load off CPU on H.264/VC-1 encoded videos (most HD content) but there's NO QUAILITY DIFFERENCE between software decode and hardware decoding.

only use hardware decoding if you have a really crappy cpu like and pentium 4 or earlier because the cpu can't handle hd content.

Actually, most 3rd party viewers already utilize the PureVideo engine. Also, there is a quality difference in hardware vs software decoding. Go check any HQV review of a video card.
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