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Rybber

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Hi

Compaired to Meedio, image browsing is painfully slow. It almost doesn't respond to button presses because it takes several seconds to load the new picture.

I'm trying to view 5-6MB DLSR pics, and in Meedio it's blazing fast.

Any plans to improve this?

Greets, Rybber
 

tomtom21000

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    I have hundreds of 5 megapixel pictures (2 - 2,2 MB). They switch without delay. You are not talking about the first time you access the files? Because then it builds up the thumbs database, which takes a while and makes it slow.

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    HenriM

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    I have asked for this before, but perhaps this a good thread to raise the question once more. It would be great if there's a seperate utility which creates the thumbnails of a directory and all directories below it automatically and place the results in the 'thumbnails database' of Mediaportal. This way I can run it overnight without needing to click all the directories where my pictures resides.
     

    MrMario64

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    Most likely you r not using a full dx9 compatible card,
    or you do not have the latest drivers supporting this.

    We use DX9 instructions loading the pictures and showing them using transitions. When your card does not support this DX9 instruction your CPU will start the calulations. BUT
    Your CPU is painfully slow with this. GPU's are way way better for this.

    This results in slow showing of pictures.

    My pics viewing is super fast.
     

    Rybber

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    I'm pretty sure my VGA card supports DX9, it's an Asus ATI 9200SE ?

    Yes, the thumbs hadn't finished when I started the show, but when using Meedio there's no problem what-so-ever ?

    Maybe there should be a function to disable/halt thumb generation when showing pics fullscreen?

    Rybber
     

    MrMario64

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    don't compare us with meedio.
    Meedio's is NOT using DX9 instructions.

    And ASUS has a reputation of NOT being up 2 date with their drivers.
    So again, your card is not DX9 compatible causing these slowdowns.

    Thumb generation should only be done once, so not really needed to halt anything for this one time I think.
     

    Rybber

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    So my Asus ATI A9200SE is NOT dx9 compatible???

    What does this mean exactly? - is this why I'm experiencing slowdowns with Pictures and Media Portal in general ?

    I might try and reinstall it on my desktop computer and see if it makes any difference...

    Rybber
     

    gabbe

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    No, 9200 is only a DirectX 8.1 card. What that means I don't know exactly (look at tom's hardware or at anands), but for sure, newer direct9x calls must be done in s/w.
     

    MrMario64

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    simply said,
    Your card does not understand the commands we give it as they r direct x 9 commands, and your card is directx8.
    So, the CPU/directx will emulate these functions and calculate it for you instead of your gfx card hardware doing it.

    But, hardware rendering is way faster than software rendering, that you must know, and is also a CPY cycles eater.
     

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