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Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
Bluray playback is great. I have a 4850 1GB HDMI in the HTPC so it's got plenty of grunt and my cpu usage with Bluray is usually only around 25-30%. I just want to ensure if I have 1-2 more PC's streaming video from my HTPC that my Bluray or MKV or whatever will not be choppy.
Playback is highly dependent on the codecs as well. I can run 1080p mkvs with around 1-3% CPU utilization.
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If you're going to stream a few bluerays at the same time i'd be more worried about the ethernet controller.
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Originally Posted by ~kRon1k~ View Post
isnt blu ray on these igp hd4200 done by gpu anyway?
HD content can be offloaded to the GPU if setup correctly, yes. However, a modestly clocked X2 (2.5Ghz+) should still play seamlessly without GPU acceleration.

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Playback is highly dependent on the codecs as well. I can run 1080p mkvs with around 1-3% CPU utilization.
Exactly. I highly recommend using Media Player Classic or VLC player as they seem to support such a wide range of media. I also used PowerDVD HD for Blu Ray playback and my CPU usage was around 20-25% on Windows 7 and a Sempron 140 unlocked @3.2Ghz.
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if it is an onboard network controller, your cpu usage may go up quite a bit, however if it is an add in card, you shouldn't have any issues.
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All the PC's except for the stand alone bluray player in my bedroom (built in wifi) has either PCI or USB Wireless N cards. I just received a Wireless N router last night and will be hooking it up today.
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Streaming media doesn't need CPU speed. You'll need read speed, RAM and good gigabit LAN. Also if all your PCs are Win 7 you'll have the best connections.

Watch some Blu-Ray as it is now, and you'll know if your system is up to it. You can always throw in a GTS430, which decodes BR and passes through the HD sound to HDMI.
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