I have some BD ripped movies as MKVs. The MKV is 1920x1080p 24fps H.264. The audio is DD. The files are around 8GB. I played them on my HTPC using VLC and I noticed it would stutter every so often. I played around with the settings and nothing changed. I opened the task manager to see how much RAM and CPU I was using. My RAM was very minimal and I have plenty of free RAM left. I did notice that my Intel dual core was maxing out with one of its cores. When the video would stutter I noticed that one core would be at 50%-60% and the other core would be at 100%. This only happens during fast action scenes mostly. I figured my dual core would be plenty fast to handle to the files. My video card is integrated into my MB and is hooked up to my tv via HDMI. The picture quality looks great minus the stutter. Do I need to upgrade my processor to a Quad core? Do I need a better video card? Or is this a Linux thing?
My HTPC setup is:
MB: EVGA 113-YW-E115-TR nForce 730i SLI and GeForce 9300 Intel 775 GPU
Thanks! I tried it in XBMC and it worked perfect. I check my task manager and the two cored were no more than 20% each. Thanks for the help. Saved me from going out and spending 100s of dollars on new hardware!