Watch HD with this?

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  1. jerbob92

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    Can i watch 720p HD with this? I don't really know but when i try to play i get the first couple of words and green image after a few seconds my pc just restart! Is this a hardware issue or a driver issue?


     
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    I don't know but I thought you'd need a 7900 GT or above to play HD.

    For the restarting PC I'd take a look first at the overclocking on your CPU, it may be that decoding HD is sending the CPU temp up quickly.
     
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    I'm using a 6200 with a 2.4ghz P4 and can do 720p pretty well. Like Avigrace said you're probably going to find that you're overheating your processor. You might also want to post what codecs you're using for this as they could also be the culprit.

    What type of encoding is your HD content in? MPEG-2, H.264?
     
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    I don't know, i'm using FFDshow, coreavc, haali splitter... the movie is a WMVHD
     
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    I also have a 3000+, with onboard Nvidia 6100 graphics..... I can play 720p H264 fine with both ffdshow and coreavc. HDTV, on the other hand, is far too slow to be watchable. CPU goes up to 100%.... im wondering though, if a better graphics card would help????
     
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    Why can't i play it then?:confused:
     
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    Have you tried a H264 movie? Most of the HD stuff around is in that format. Are ou sure the file is OK? I dont have any WMV HD files to try..... the codec for WMV HD is only from microsoft I think, so maybe try disabling wmv support in ffdshow, make sure you have latest windows media player, and let the built in codecs have a go!!
    Dont suppose you have HDTV on your system???
     
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    K, I'm now downloading some HD trailers :)

    Guess what? I can play it all just fine:confused:
     
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