720p playback 5.1 audio with old machine possible?

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    Hey Guys,

    I’ve dusted off an old pc with the following parts:

    CPU: AMD Athlon 2400+
    Board: Asus a7v8x-x
    Graphics: Ati Radeon 9600pro
    Sound: SBlive 5.1

    I was hoping to get some 720p playback and 5.1 audio (optical) from any regular file that is on the internet right now. Would that be at all possible? I’ve installed GeexBox (what a breeze compared to OpenELEC!) and currently a 720p season 5 Big bang theory file won’t play smoothly. ┬áIs there anything I could do to improve performance?




    i think you need a UVD or VDAPU AGP video card capable.

    latest agp ati is 4670 AGP

    full list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Video_Decoder

    latest agp nvidia 7800gs

    but i have problem with ati 3850agp (driver issues)




    I cant’ play 720p on an old pc like my p4 with a suoported nvidia card ….



    It is possible, but that’s around the limits of such a configuration.

    My system is similar and i played some Youtube videos at 720p with just some minor frame-skipping.

    Experiment with different video formats and disable post-processing.

    This is my system:

    CPU: AMD AthlonXP 2800+
    Board: Asus a7v8x-x
    Graphics: Inno3D 7600GS 256MB
    Sound: Audigy 2


    P.S. non-analog sound output might add to the CPU load, not sure about that…



    I’ve found that some 720p files indeed played well, but it would require to much re encoding to be able to play more modern files.

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