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Default Video Playback - 06-07-2009, 01:05 AM

I'm planning on buying a Dell Mini 10. I just have a quick question, how is everyone's video playback? I watched a review and it said there was problems with video playback because GMA 500 isn't that good of a graphics card, and im wondering if I'd be able to watch .avi files on VLC.
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Default 06-07-2009, 02:43 AM

I'm pretty sure that VLC doesn't use the graphics card to decode compressed video, just the CPU. So, your video playback ability in VLC will be determined by the CPU alone.

But I'm afraid I don't personally know how well the Mini 10's CPUs fare. I know the Atom N270 (1.6GHz) in my Mini 9 is almost capable of 720p h.264 playback. It plays simple scenes well, but struggles with fast motion.

Of course, AVI files are usually lower res than 720p and usually have simpler compression than h.264, so it doesn't take much CPU to decode them. Which bodes well for your intended use.

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Pauli Karvinen Pauli Karvinen is offline
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Default 06-07-2009, 07:12 PM

Have anyone tryed dell mini 12 chipset drivers from Dells web pages, i think it have a better drivers for gma500 and chipset:

"DXVA Filters from Dell for GMA500 to enable hardware video acceleration for H264 in WMP"
file= R203604.EX
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