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Join Date: Apr 2009
05-17-2009, 09:08 AM
danimaldaisy: H.264 files have been always wokring pefectly. The problem is when you want to play WMVs with VC-1 codec in Windows XP (Vista and Windows 7 have no problems).
Have you managed to play any of the files from WMV HD Content Showcase in windows XP flawlessly?
Join Date: Jun 2009
06-25-2009, 01:31 PM
Greetings from Germany,
think i have something for you iĀ“m using an Acer 751 (11,6", 1366x768) which has the same hardware as your Dell. Currently iĀ“m able to playback all HD Videos with my acer: Super smooth, and only about 20% CPU usage.
H.264 /AVC - 1080p
H.264 / AVC - 720p
WMV / VC-1 - 1080p
WMV / VC-1 1080p
I strongly recommend you to try this littel tool:
It shows you the Hardware capebilties of your GPU, and below that a list of installed Codecs which can be used for DXVA playback. Take a look at my screenshots.
Further you should click "Check DirectShow Decoders..." and search for a video file you like to view. In the screenshot i used this: DivX 7 Showcase | DivX.com rather heavy stuff (1080p H.264, AAC 5.1 Surround, AAC Stereo, 507MB)
With the free codec that comes from "Media Player Classic - HC" there is no problem playing your H.264 Videos. Here is a good guide how to trigger DXVA: Hardware acceleration of HD movies using DXVA - Guides & Tutorials
Playing your VC-1 coded videos like WMV is a bit tricky, but will work. You need a VC-1 decoder which comes directly from intel, but is somehow hidden from their site. Here is a upload: File-Upload.net - Intel_Video_Codecs_GMA500.zip
If you install it and run that DXVA-Checker Tool, you will see there is another Codec like in my screenshots. "IntelĀ® Media Codecs VC-1 Decoder for IntelĀ® System Controller Hub"
Download some Samples here: WMV HD Content Showcase
Within the DXVA-Checker Tool look for the button "Check Media Foundation Decoders..." click and choose a WMV file. Rightclick on the red text below the intel codec (NV12 (ModeVC1_VLD)) which should look like my screenshots and choose play, enjoy!
With the use of the MPC-Codec and the Intel one for VC-1 you can play every HD-Content with minimal CPU usage on your GMA500. Just make sure you run on DXVA (Hardware GPU acceleration)
PROBLEM: i cannot trigger this Intel VC-1 Codec in any Media Player. Maybe someone has an idea.
Join Date: Apr 2009
06-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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