Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011
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12-29-2011, 03:30 PM
Downloaded 720p videos generally have h.264 video (also called AVC). h.264 video is challenging for a slow CPU to decode without hardware acceleration, as is the case with many netbooks.
Try disabling the "h.264 loop filter" in your playback software, if possible. Quality will take a hit, but speed will improve.
And as mentioned above, Broadcom makes a couple video decoder cards, but on a 10v, you might have to use it in the wifi card's slot. Which means that you'd need to buy a USB wifi adapter in order to have wireless networking. And I dunno about software/driver support in OSX, which is a VERY important consideration.
In a 10v, I think you'd want one of the full height cards, but I'm not sure. My newer 1012 has a Broadcom card pre-installed (there's separate slots for wifi and video decoding on the 1012). The pre-installed card is a half-height one. A half-height card will work in a full-height slot with an adapter to line up the screws (or instead of an adapter, you can go for a sloppy install with tape or glue ).
This looks like an option that work: Newegg.com - Habey HB-VD920 Broadcom Crystal HD PCI expresses Mini Card AVC/VC-1/H.264 Enhanced Hardware Dec - Server Accessories. It's a half-height card with the full-height adapter, so it should work in any machine with a normal Mini PCIe slot (like most Dells' wifi slots) but it's a bit expensive ($50 plus shipping).
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
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