Why won’t 1080p videos play properly on my Windows computer?

xmetal April 10, 2011
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Here’s my system specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
15″ LCD 1360x768x32 at 60Hz

Isn’t is enough to play 1080p videos? I’m using KMPlayer, but I’ve also tried VLC, Windows Media Player etc. with no luck. Please help.

  1. Anonymous
    April 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Try Power Video Player
    http://pvp.codeplex.com/

    XBMC
    http://xbmc.org/

    The problem is usually that decoding video is very CPU intensive and unless your PC has a powerful CPU it simply can't keep up with the video and has to drop frames. You must look for the right settings and to lower resolution in some cases.

    VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU

    Follow these steps to get up and running:

    1.Download and install your video card’s latest drivers (Nvidia drivers download page)
    2.Download and install Haali’s Media Splitter, a very fast MKV reader
    http://haali.su/mkv/
    3.Download and install Media Player Classic Homecinema (MPC-HC), a player bundled with DXVA support
    http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
    4.Under Options ? Playback ? Output, choose VMR9 (renderless) if you’re on Windows XP or EVR if you’re on Windows Vista (see more information on MPC-HC DXVA support)
    http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/DXVASupport.html
    5.Under Options ? Internal Filters ? Source Filters, uncheck the options for Matroska. We do this to allow Haali’s Media Splitter to read our MKV files, which is faster than MPC-HC’s read

    Watching H.264 videos using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA)
    http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva/

    Watching H.264 videos using Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)
    http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-compute-unified-device-architecture-cuda/