Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2007 22:21 UTC
Windows A curious network performance reduction noticed by many Windows Vista users of the 2CPU forum that became the talk of Slashdot last week has been identified as having been caused not by DRM, as Slashdot users expected, but by a curious prioritization 'feature' of Vista that's intentionally biased toward Media Player at the expense of network and system resources.
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RE[2]: Article in short
by Marcellus on Tue 28th Aug 2007 06:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Article in short"
Marcellus
Member since:
2005-08-26

I suppose you haven't really tried to play back much if that's your opinion.

My experience with Athlon 64 3700+ shows that playback isn't perfect if it's under load. And that's for normal 640x480 videos that are not even encoded with h264.

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RE[3]: Article in short
by WereCatf on Tue 28th Aug 2007 10:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Article in short"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Umm, you sure there is nothing wrong with your setup? I've got a Athlon XP 1.43ghz connected to my TV for movie watching pleasures, and it can play back 640x480 videos just fine without any hiccups...Actually, it can even record video at 640x480 at 25fps and still have some spare CPU time left. Though, I haven't tried h264 encoded material on it, but everything else works just peachy.

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RE[4]: Article in short
by Marcellus on Tue 28th Aug 2007 10:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Article in short"
Marcellus Member since:
2005-08-26

If it's otherwise idle, then yes it's smooth playing, but my comment was about playing the file when the computer is otherwise under load.

That includes, but is not limited to, copying large amounts of files to/from the computer that is playing the video.

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