Originally Posted by mightyhuhn
you can play a astra UHD 50 FPS 18 mbit stream with a i7 but thanks to the 64 bit version this is not possible or at least a lot harder with the 32 bit version we are using here in this thread.
so it's not that simple. but 18 mbit is a lot less than a blu ray uses for 1080p right now.
high quality UHD will run at atleast 25-50 mbit and i'm pretty sure my i7 is not up to that task.
of cause a i7 can play a UHD HEVC clip with 8 or lower mbit with no problem what so ever.
I said a i7 can't play high quality UHD HEVC. let's change this to: an i7 can't play a high quality UHD HEVC video with more than ~25 mbit. I'm not even sure the 32 bit version of lavfilter can do 15 mbit UHD HEVC. and lavfilter is pretty fast in HEVC decoding.
I'm sorry mightyhuhn but I'm having a hard time understanding what you are saying.
Your first sentence contradicts itself (maybe edit your response).
Your second sentence says that an i7 (which I'm assuming your talking about Haswell) cannot handle 25-50 Mbps?
In the last second I cannot discern anything you are saying (maybe really edit this response). Sorry
Living room theater set-up:
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1124-K.
Speakers/Sub: (4) NHT Classic Two and an NHT TwoC center + PSA-XV15 subwoofer.
HTPC: z97 mobo, 16GB mem, i5-4440, SSD+HD, LG BD drive, Win 8.1 pro w/WMC + MB3.
Content sources: OTA Winegard HD7698P, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Netflix etc.
HDTV: Sharp LC-60SQ15U (ehhh).