Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 19:22 UTC, submitted by Deathspawner
Windows "Does performance suck on Vista when compared to XP? That's what I was set out to find out. I was worried at first, since the performance in Beta 2 was quite bad. While there is indeed a performance decrease, it's quite minimal as you'll find out."
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matthekc
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2006-10-28

i tried setting up the codecs for dvd's a few times. almost all work but i have a few that didn't. However you understanding of legalities involved is flawed those are legal grey area's it is not technically legal but no court will convict you so long as it's fair use.

I just reread you post you didn't hand install the codecs you got them with the player i'll have to try that.

Edited 2007-01-27 10:23

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h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

i tried setting up the codecs for dvd's a few times. almost all work but i have a few that didn't.

I don't have that many DVDs that I could safely say "all DVDs work" on my system, but I didn't have problems.

you understanding of legalities involved is flawed those are legal grey area's it is not technically legal but no court will convict you so long as it's fair use.

I guess you're right. I should have used other words than "legal". Where I live, smoking marihuana is "illegal" but you can say Hi to police in the streets while smoking a huge joint.

I just reread you post you didn't hand install the codecs you got them with the player i'll have to try that.

I do think I installed the well-known DVD codec separately (it's been a while though), but even then it seems that some players are better at playing certain disks than others. I had a Truman Show DVD that Mplayer handled well and Totem/Xine did not.

It's all a bit fuzzy with all these players and codecs, but what it comes down to with many popular distributions is to uninstall the crippled version that is included, and to install the "real thing" straight from the authors.

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