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Arrow 720p-1080p HD Video playback on any netbook even you 10v - 01-09-2010, 09:29 AM

Ever wanted to play 720p video on your low end Atom based netbook? But you don't have ION based netbook? Tired of skipping and slow Full HD video playback? I just found out a near perfect solution for any netbook, even for those with just 1,6GHz Intel Atom processor and Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express...
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hchen42 View Post
Awesome, thanks OP! I stopped using my netbook last year and eventually sold it, because I got an iPad and it serves similar purpose. I came back here just for the heck of it, and found this guide! Awesome. I have a low end Toshiba laptop running on AMD 2-core CPU. It could barely play 720p back (plays well the first 5 minutes then the CPU heats up and slow up tremendously). Installing the new codec and media player classic, I have no problem with cpu and the heat problem.
do you have any issues with subtitles?
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:07 PM
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had to register to say thanks!

This workaround is amazing. I've been trying to get 720p video to play on my netbook for over a year and nothing has worked. Thanks very much for sharing this.

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 PM
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I use VCL media player, its old but it plays nearly anything and NEVER lags
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Default 720p on hackintosh?

Has anyone a solution for 720p on hackintosh (no Win, virtual OS)?
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:18 AM
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Not sure if this has been discovered by anyone else, but I found a way to combine this brilliant guide with another nifty trick to easily play any Youtube video flawlessly using MCP and CoreAVC. The tool you need is called SVPtube link extractor. The program is free and is extremely tiny, so it is guaranteed not to interfere with anything.

The way it works is very simple. Make sure 'Autoplay' is enabled, select the .exe file for MPC in Program Files as the executable under 'Video Player'. Whenever you want to watch a YouTube video online, instead of playing the video using flash, you just right click and select 'Copy Link Address', and the video will automatically open using the .exe for the Video Player you selected with the link you just copied. If you combine this with the OP's guide, it allows you to watch 720p YouTube videos smooth as butter. I mean, sure it opens the video as a pop-out player. But it works so well that you can watch the videos while doing other tasks if you set MPC to be be always ontop of other windows.

Edit: One more thing to add. If you want to surf YouTube without worrying about videos autoplaying in flash, when you want to use SVPtube instead, you can download the extension for Chrome called Disable HTML5 Autoplay. After installing the extension, it just works. Videos don't start playing automatically, and you can copy the link instead.

I found another way to watch YouTube in Chrome using flash. It doesn't require any extra software. Go to the Chrome store and install User-Agent Switcher.

Basically, what this extension allows you to do is 'fool' websites into running in different versions based on the client you use. For example, if I select "Android > Android Kitkat", then all webpages that have support for Android will show up in the mobile version. Otherwise, they will show up normally without support. The UA Switcher also works with pretending to be an iPhone, iPad, even a Windows Phone, and more. I found the best one was Android.

Follow the instructions above and navigate to any Youtube video. You will notice that the video plays smoothly and the webpage feels entirely more snappy, in terms of loading times and even scroll speed.

I almost feel like running any webpage would work better this way.
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