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Alright, so i have some full 1080p video files that have been encoded with the h.264 codec. They have the file extension of .mkv

The issue is that i cant seem to get these to play correctly on my computer. AMD based, hence the reason why i put this subject here.

I only have a 3200+ Athlon 64 in this rig right now, the opty is still on it's way. Other than that, i do have 1gb of ram, an 8800GT running 64bit vista.

I have read about different codecs and players to mess around with, but haven't gotten anywhere.

I have VLC, media player classic, DivX 8.x.x, powerDVD, and the k-lite free codec pack all installed. Not sure why this wont work...

Are their any tricks i need to know about to enable hardware acceleration for my 8800GT?? or is that not possible...??

I am thinking that my CPU might not be able to handle this, since the task manager shows my CPU running at 100% while trying to play these files. Is there away to off load the work to my GPU instead?? or??
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hmm i don't know what to say, but i can tell you

im playing an HD movie on my HDTV (720P) using my a P4 3.0 Ghz prescott socket 478

processor problem? probably not
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I played 1080P and it only uses like 25% of the CPU.
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
Alright, so i have some full 1080p video files that have been encoded with the h.264 codec. They have the file extension of .mkv

The issue is that i cant seem to get these to play correctly on my computer. AMD based, hence the reason why i put this subject here.

I only have a 3200+ Athlon 64 in this rig right now, the opty is still on it's way. Other than that, i do have 1gb of ram, an 8800GT running 64bit vista.

I have read about different codecs and players to mess around with, but haven't gotten anywhere.

I have VLC, media player classic, DivX 8.x.x, powerDVD, and the k-lite free codec pack all installed. Not sure why this wont work...

Are their any tricks i need to know about to enable hardware acceleration for my 8800GT?? or is that not possible...??

I am thinking that my CPU might not be able to handle this, since the task manager shows my CPU running at 100% while trying to play these files. Is there away to off load the work to my GPU instead?? or??

Your processor will not be able to handle the 1080p video.

Offloading to the GPU for .mkv is tricky and inconsistent and I would not depend on it with a processor of your speed.

First thing I would do, IF possible, is format your hard drive and install windows fresh and install JUST K-Lite codec pack with option "Lots of Stuff"

If you can't start fresh, then remove any and all codecs and video player, run CCleaner a few times and clean up the registry, then install PowerDVD first then K-Lite codec pack with option "Lots of Stuff".

As for Hardware accelration with .mkv containers... if you want to give it a shot, I would peruse the AVS forums...

you can start here and good luck!

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=131795
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Offloading has nothing to do with the container (mkv). The video card doesn't see the file, it sees the data.

K-Lite is AIDS... lots of stuff you don't need.

Get rid of all of your codecs and install http://www.cccp-project.net/, then open the ffdshow video decoder window. Under Codecs, find H.264/AVC and change Decoder to disabled.

Now, buy (=)) CoreAVC. Install it, no need to do anything else with it.
Download Media Player Classic Homecinema, use it to play your files, and voila!

You're now decoding H.264 with the fastest software decoder and DXVA (your GPU)!

If you have trouble, leave me a PM, I'll halp ;3
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Offloading has nothing to do with the container (mkv). The video card doesn't see the file, it sees the data.

K-Lite is AIDS... lots of stuff you don't need.

Get rid of all of your codecs and install http://www.cccp-project.net/, then open the ffdshow video decoder window. Under Codecs, find H.264/AVC and change Decoder to disabled.

Now, buy (=)) CoreAVC. Install it, no need to do anything else with it.
Download Media Player Classic Homecinema, use it to play your files, and voila!

You're now decoding H.264 with the fastest software decoder and DXVA (your GPU)!

If you have trouble, leave me a PM, I'll halp ;3

Also, If you plan on getting a Blu ray drive or anything like that... anydvd is super software....
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Indeed =3
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hmmm...

I'll play around with these options, and see what happens...
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