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post #1951 of 2767
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Originally Posted by uo7 View Post

From what I understand there are problems with pdvd and using a secondary output. I think you can only have 1 output, or you get the stuttering, black screens etc.

I have PDVD6.7 running with a 9750 card under XP Pro in dual view mode without issues. Using the latest released drivers from NVidia

Terry
post #1952 of 2767
umdivx,

I assume you're also running NVidia's PureVideo? Can you try this out with your 6600GT AGP? Run the Microsoft Deccheck utility and set the primary decoder to PureVideo. I believe PowerDVD installs it's own codec and makes it the primary (at least this was the case with version 6.5). Maybe even uninstall PowerDVD's codec. I'd like to know if PowerDVD is compatible with PureVideo and if it is, maybe it can reduce your 90% CPU utilization. That 90% CPU utilization sounds like maybe PowerDVD's codec is not enabling hardware acceleration. Thanks.
post #1953 of 2767
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Originally Posted by Chuchuf View Post

I have PDVD6.7 running with a 9750 card under XP Pro in dual view mode without issues. Using the latest released drivers from NVidia

Terry

How do you have it set up?

Is the digital output the projector?

Is the projector on the 2nd output?

Will PDVD play on both at the same time?

Thanks

Joe
post #1954 of 2767
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Originally Posted by GMan4911 View Post

umdivx,

I assume you're also running NVidia's PureVideo? Can you try this out with your 6600GT AGP? Run the Microsoft Deccheck utility and set the primary decoder to PureVideo. I believe PowerDVD installs it's own codec and makes it the primary (at least this was the case with version 6.5). Maybe even uninstall PowerDVD's codec. I'd like to know if PowerDVD is compatible with PureVideo and if it is, maybe it can reduce your 90% CPU utilization. That 90% CPU utilization sounds like maybe PowerDVD's codec is not enabling hardware acceleration. Thanks.

The problem isn't the decoders, its the hardware acceleration in the playback settings. In order to get playback to work, I had to disable hardware acceleration.

- Josh
post #1955 of 2767
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Originally Posted by klillevo View Post

If your image looks like this:
http://support.ati.com/ics/tt/getFil...DACBE208CB3923
you have the exact same problem I have. The above image is from my ATI bug report.
I have tried both 9800 Pro and X800 Pro. Same problem on both. I read someone else had the same problem, and he had to buy an X1K card to resolve it.

Was a solution ever found for this problem? I am having the same issue.
post #1956 of 2767
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jmwfl2000 View Post

Was a solution ever found for this problem? I am having the same issue.

You need at least a 256MB video card.
post #1957 of 2767
I got it all working this morning.

I made the 1080p projector the primary display, made sure that the Nvidia drivers were the primary drivers, and turned on hardware accelleration in Ultra. I was able to watch King Kong in 1080p. All of the stuttering was gone. Only every once in a while did any artifacts show up. And ther were not at times of intensive movement in the video so it may some process on the computer waking up and doing something.

Joe
post #1958 of 2767
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

You need at least a 256MB video card.

I got the same problem with my X800 XT 256 MB. It worked fine with a X1950 PRO 256MB. Oh, and Pdvd 6.5 worked fine with my 128 MB Radeon 9700 PRO.
post #1959 of 2767
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tahustvedt View Post

I got the same problem with my X800 XT 256 MB. It worked fine with a X1950 PRO 256MB. Oh, and Pdvd 6.5 worked fine with my 128 MB Radeon 9700 PRO.

Hmmm, it's likely that you may need at least an X1600. According to Cyberlink's website:

Graphics Card

* nVidia: GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7800 GTX 512, GeForce 7900 GX2, GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7950 GX2
* ATI: X1600 series, X1800 series, X1900 series
* Video RAM: Graphics card memory requires 256 MB or above

We strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version.
post #1960 of 2767
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

You need at least a 256MB video card.

The problem with garbled video was with X800 256 MB memory. WMV9 demos at 1080p worked fine, just not HD-DVD, but ATI just referred to the minimum system requirements from Cyberlink, which states X1600 or above. I gave up and got a $125 X1600, and now waiting for the Catalyst update and h/w accel, before I switch to NVIDIA next if this does not appear soon.
post #1961 of 2767
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Originally Posted by demented_uk View Post

UPDATE

Four hours later and with much assistance from the LaptopVideo2Go website, KING KONG, THE THING and CASABLANCA all work perfectly though I am sure playback could be a little smoother. Have not attempted to connect it to my LCD TV via HDMI just yet as I am basking in the glory of finally getting to see an image after three weeks of frustration.

The problem for me was NVidia drivers. I have now tried six different NVidia drivers and finally found one that works. Hardware acceleration is also enabled with this driver.

Thanks for the info but what driver worked?
post #1962 of 2767
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Originally Posted by almostinsane View Post

Or you could plug the drive into the Xbox 360 and not have to worry about a thing. Works perfectly.


Xbox 360 is Analog VGA & not up to par with a true Digital connection that DVI or HDMI can offer. So a good PC setup is much better. Yes, I have tried both.

However, you have a good point; as for simplicity, the 360 is better for now....
post #1963 of 2767
Can anyone here confirm if my HTPC will playback at the following


Celeron D 2.53GHz
1.25GB RAM (eventually 2GB)
FX5200LE 256 MB with Dual VGA Outs
24/96 Soundcard with SPDIF
320GB Seagate Drive

Can I play the Xbox drive at 720p on my Viewsonic N3260W 720p LCD TV

~Bobby
post #1964 of 2767
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Originally Posted by jmorris644 View Post

I would appreciate it. I do get no image on the projector when I have the Ultra open. But when I minimize it I can get the image to display on the projector (2nd output). But it is jittery.

I look forward to what you find out.

Joe


okay just tried it, worked fine dragging it from one screen to another while playing king king, only once did i get a lil studder.
post #1965 of 2767
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Originally Posted by khellandros66 View Post

Can anyone here confirm if my HTPC will playback at the following


Celeron D 2.53GHz
1.25GB RAM (eventually 2GB)
FX5200LE 256 MB with Dual VGA Outs
24/96 Soundcard with SPDIF
320GB Seagate Drive

Can I play the Xbox drive at 720p on my Viewsonic N3260W 720p LCD TV

~Bobby

Hmm, I think the prosessor could be a limitation for smooth playback. Maybe..?
post #1966 of 2767
CPU and graphics card has to go.

Min HW should be D805/3800 X2 and 7600GT/1950 Pro. You can use lower specs but they will tax your CPU 100% usage and dropped frames.
post #1967 of 2767
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Originally Posted by tahustvedt View Post

I got the same problem with my X800 XT 256 MB. It worked fine with a X1950 PRO 256MB. Oh, and Pdvd 6.5 worked fine with my 128 MB Radeon 9700 PRO.

I did the following to get my X800 working with my files ripped from my 360:

1. Ripped files to hard drive with ANYDVDHD and latest IMGBURN software and made an ISO.
2. Used DAEMON TOOLS mount an ISO Drive.
3. Played file with WINDVD 8 HD.

Watched King Kong last night and had no stuttering with my X800XT. Using AMD X2 4200+.

Hope this helps.
post #1968 of 2767
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by darc87 View Post

I did the following to get my X800 working with my files ripped from my 360:

1. Ripped files to hard drive with ANYDVDHD and latest IMGBURN software and made an ISO.
2. Used DAEMON TOOLS mount an ISO Drive.
3. Played file with WINDVD 8 HD.

Watched King Kong last night and had no stuttering with my X800XT. Using AMD X2 4200+.

Hope this helps.

I think your WinDVD8 HD cut the resolution in half, so you didn't get full 1080p HD.
post #1969 of 2767
Sorry to but in at the last minute, but with all of the latest technology, I think that I am going Bonkers.

Have not had time to read the entire thread on the Xbox or the Hd-DVD player. Could someone direct me to a post that shows what are the requirements and/or equiptment to copy HD-DVD movies to my computer hard drive or any other media.

Would be greatly appreciated, this is a new subject to me besides ANYDVD.
post #1970 of 2767
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Sorry to but in at the last minute, but with all of the latest technology, I think that I am going Bonkers.

Have not had time to read the entire thread on the Xbox or the Hd-DVD player. Could someone direct me to a post that shows what are the requirements and/or equiptment to copy HD-DVD movies to my computer hard drive or any other media.

Would be greatly appreciated, this is a new subject to me besides ANYDVD.

Such a nice request.

You need:

- PC with the reqs to play HD DVD (any Dual 2 Core will do);
- Graphics card (nvidia 7600GT or ATI 1650 is the entry level);
- Xbox 360 add-on HD DVD drive ( the best and cheapest) or HP HD DVD drive (almost twice the cost of 360 add-on);
- Any programs from this link related to HD DVD backup: http://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=9
My favorite is this: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.p...page=8&post=142

OR the new AnyDVD HD from SlySoft.

Enjoy!
post #1971 of 2767
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Originally Posted by MidnightWatcher View Post

I think your WinDVD8 HD cut the resolution in half, so you didn't get full 1080p HD.

TV is displaying input as 1920x1080 60hz.

What are you basing that assumption on?
post #1972 of 2767
Hi all
Dont post very often current Htpc for perfect hd-dvd playback.
4200x2 cpu
2gig ddr 400
500 gig sata
360 hd-dvd drive
tosiba driver
xp pro
power dvd 7.2 hd
slysoft anydvd hd
1900xtx hdcp
19inch monitor dvi non hdcp
ae700 pj non hdcp
Fantastic pictures 70% cpu anydvd hd negates hdcp enjoy all
ps please move this to any relevent threads
post #1973 of 2767
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Originally Posted by Rathbone View Post

Has anybody successfully played a HD-DVD (not a rip!) using AnyDVD HD with an non-HDCP compliant digital connection?

It works. It just works. So there is no need to spend more money on a HDCP monitor.
post #1974 of 2767
Is there any way to get powerdvd integrated into mce so that it can be commanded from the mce shell?
post #1975 of 2767
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Originally Posted by jmorris644 View Post

How do you have it set up?

Is the digital output the projector?

Is the projector on the 2nd output?

Will PDVD play on both at the same time?

Thanks

Joe

Joe in my case it's VGA out to both the projector and LCD monitor.
The Projector is "monitor 1"
I run NVidias "dual view" mode so the playback is only on Monitor 1, which is the way I want it.

Terry
post #1976 of 2767
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Originally Posted by Chuchuf View Post

Joe in my case it's VGA out to both the projector and LCD monitor.
The Projector is "monitor 1"
I run NVidias "dual view" mode so the playback is only on Monitor 1, which is the way I want it.

Terry

Yup, thanks. I figured it out. It plays really good on monitor 1 but jittery on monitor 2. In my case I would prefer full screen playback in monitor 2 which is my projector.

But at least i can watch HD movies now

Thanks

joe
post #1977 of 2767
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Originally Posted by darc87 View Post

TV is displaying input as 1920x1080 60hz.

What are you basing that assumption on?

Got to the information tab in setup, it will show the stream resolution of 960x540.
post #1978 of 2767
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by darc87 View Post

TV is displaying input as 1920x1080 60hz.

What are you basing that assumption on?

Your video card is outputting a resolution of 1920x1080, which is why your TV is seeing that resolution being input, but WinDVD8 itself (as far as I know) does not yet display the full resolution of HD DVD. An add-on for WinDVD8 will be released "soon" however. You're likely only seeing 960x540. At this time you'll need either PowerDVD 6.5 HD or PowerDVD Ultra for the full HD DVD resolution.
post #1979 of 2767
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Originally Posted by galileo2000 View Post

Such a nice request.

You need:

- PC with the reqs to play HD DVD (any Dual 2 Core will do);
- Graphics card (nvidia 7600GT or ATI 1650 is the entry level);
- Xbox 360 add-on HD DVD drive ( the best and cheapest) or HP HD DVD drive (almost twice the cost of 360 add-on);
- Any programs from this link related to HD DVD backup: http://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?f=9
My favorite is this: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.p...page=8&post=142

OR the new AnyDVD HD from SlySoft.

Enjoy!

Thank you, for the information just have to decide if the extra money that have to spend, if it's worth the aggravation or wait until a HD-DVD writer is manufacture, if that is feasible down the road.
post #1980 of 2767
Can anyone confirm that using AnyDVD HD to rip a movie will allow you to play it back from the hard drive at full resolution without a fully compliant HDCP path?
The only thing I'm really missing is the HDCP compliant video card which I don't want to have to run out and get unless I really have to.
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