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    Slow 720p playback on new HTPC

    So I removed the K-lite codec pack and reinstalled ffdshow by itself last night. That gave me some better performance. I then decided to pick up the AVC codec, and that gave me a little better performance than ffdshow as well. Now x264 is eating up about 80-90% cpu while playing. So at least it...
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    Slow 720p playback on new HTPC

    I'll try ditching k-lite and reinstalling the latest ffdshow... As for the video cards, you're right 16x is fine on my mobo, not sure where I got 4x from... Anyways, there is a small matter of the "slim" case that I'm putting all this in. That'll require a low-profile card and kind of limits...
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    Slow 720p playback on new HTPC

    Yeah, I'm just using the onboard video. It's Intel GMA 950 I believe. Does video processing offload a lot of work onto the graphics card? If so, you're probably right and a pci-e upgrade may be in order... my board only does pci-e at 4x though, cause i thought the onboard would be fine :(...
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    Slow 720p playback on new HTPC

    Hello all, I just built my first HTPC this last weekend, and I'm still working the kinks out. So far I've been able to get everything to my liking except for one thing: Playing back 720p .mkv files is sluggish. The framerate periodically drops due to the cpu being to heavily taxed. Here's my...
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