reply to Corehhi
Re: Laptop issue That chip should definitely play 1080p files fine, provided GPU acceleration is being used (I used to have an E-350 in my old HTPC). Try going to the VLC preferences window, Input and Codecs. The GPU acceleration options are at the top.
If that still doesn't work, maybe try MPC-HC or XBMC. I used XBMC with DXVA options enabled and everything played very well on the E-350.
I have XBMC on the laptop but only use it for Navi-x, easy enough to try that. I'm thinking I have a software issue not a hardware issue I'll have to check to see if GPU acceleration is on.
I know tonight hopefully what's going on.
reply to n_w95482
said by n_w95482:Why would things like that need to be turned on to enable playback?
That chip should definitely play 1080p files fine, provided GPU acceleration is being used (I used to have an E-350 in my old HTPC). Try going to the VLC preferences window, Input and Codecs. The GPU acceleration options are at the top.
What I'm saying is:
Is that due to newer CPU's? So why it isn't set by default?
Surely with all hardware produced now it should be?
On the point of plugging into a large TV though, is the quality still okay? Any computer screen is fine for the detail, but big screens really show the weakness of some chips power.
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It was already enabled on my main PC when I checked. The VLC developers probably know why it's not enabled on some machines, perhaps compatibility issues with certain AMD graphics hardware, or settings carried over from a previous/unstable version. I don't know for sure myself.
I ran that HTPC on my 46" Samsung 1080p TV and it looked fine for both video playback and general usage. I've since replaced that machine with one powered by an A8-3870K. Videos look and run the same in XBMC, but now it can play 1080p Flash videos without dropping frames, as well as being much faster in games.
I tried a couple of 1080p Blu-ray rips with the E-350 in XBMC with acceleration enabled, and it handled it quite well. With DXVA acceleration disabled, it was unplayable.