Questions about playing HD content

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  1. Incognito315

    Incognito315 New Member

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    I know some of you will probably think im an idiot for asking this. Anyways i have a NVIDIA GeFroce 8300 GS and a Samsung 216bw monitor hooked up threw DVI. Can i watch movies downloaded in 720p? My processor is Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz and 2 gig of RAM if that makes any difference. Thanks
     
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    video card is going to be the biggest challenge with that, it should be ok. I have found that some types of HD content play better than others. From my experience, there is lower load placed on the system when playing stuff through quicktime in a .mov format, but .mkv through VLC tends to challenge more systems.
    It should work ok with your system.
     
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    Incognito315 New Member

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    Cool, im contemplating downloading Planet Earth in 720p, the files are .mkv. I cant find it anywhere in .avi.
     
  4. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    You really don't want AVI HD files, stick with mkv or ts formats for HD ... WMV is acceptable too.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    One of my computers has an Intel board with onboard 3000 graphics, and I was able to open up several hd files at the same time with no problem.

    And this was done on a 24" lcd.
     
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    My 6800GT with a 3.0Ghz P4 handles 720p and 1080i from a HDTV tuner just fine. Not good enough for 1080p though. :wtc:
     
  7. P07r0457

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    yea, I have a 6600GT that works great for 720p content. Its choppy on 1080p (I don't even bother trying to watch it).... But 720p is silky smooth.
     

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