View Full Version : Hi Def Video

03-27-2007, 07:05 PM
Anyone check out www.gametrailers.com ? I love the site. The high definition video is awesome... 1280X720 :D

I have a small problem though, when I try to run these super big files the videos run slowly, or lag. The sound works fine, the video just runs slow.

I am running Win XP with WMP 11
512 RAM
2.8 Ghz
ATI Radeon 9250 128 MB

I really don't see what the problem is... but whatever. Does gametrailers use some kind of special codec or something that I might need?

Monkey Mania
03-27-2007, 10:29 PM
Run it smoothly on your Xbox360.

03-28-2007, 02:36 AM
likely your processor can't keep up. try using a player that uses video overlay if your graphics card is good, otherwise, watch smaller video files until you upgrade. recall that doubling size, quadruples data, so large resolutions end up with a high Mbps.

03-28-2007, 03:09 AM
Are you streaming them from the site or playing them from your drive after downloading?

03-28-2007, 09:27 AM
You don't have the specs for it. On my old computer (3.4GHz, 1GB Ram, Radeon 9700 Pro), I couldn't run those big High-Def videos without getting lag. On a 3.2Ghz Quad Core, 2GB Ram, and a GeForce 8800GTX, it runs smoothly for me.

Negative Sun
03-28-2007, 11:23 AM
lol you need way higher specs than that to run HD smoothly pal, like StarWarsPhreak said...

Monkey Mania
03-28-2007, 05:20 PM
Give me a break! HD ran smoothly on my 1.5GHz Athlon and Radeon 9800 Pro. I'm not kidding. Your Video Card plays a bigger role in HD playback than your CPU.

03-30-2007, 01:17 AM
Your Video Card plays a bigger role in HD playback than your CPU.

I strongly disagree, but hey, thats just my opinion :)

Negative Sun
03-30-2007, 03:44 PM
The thing is, every part of you PC needs to be decent or top notch, you might have the best GPU, but with only 256MB of RAM it's not gonna take you far and vice versa...

Monkey Mania
03-30-2007, 05:26 PM
Then explain my PC being 1.5ghz and running 720p smoothly.

03-30-2007, 08:26 PM
Well that sucks. Oh well. I wish they would give you more video options beside 320X280 and 1280X1024... why not 640X480... or 800X600? I almost never see videos in those qualities, and they aren't that bad.

Negative Sun
03-31-2007, 03:55 AM
Then explain my PC being 1.5ghz and running 720p smoothly.
You're lying?
Before I can comment on that I need to know what other specs your PC has...

03-31-2007, 11:15 AM
I've run the Halo trailers (Which are high-definition) on my Sempron 64 2800+ 1.6GHz, with 1GB of RAM, shared with my Integrated Geforce 6100, and it was smooth enough for me. I would say it's your player. I use VLC almost exclusively, because codecs are built in and it runs everything smoothly.

03-31-2007, 06:18 PM
Okay, my crap computer is Pentium 4 1.6mhz with a FX5200 128mb and 512mb RAM and I can't run HD video (chugs, yeah) and it does piss me off. But I think it's mostly the video card that does the work with the CPU in second.

My 2.3ghz AMD (Equates to a 3.6ghz-ish P4), 7900GS 256mb and 1gig of RAM Computer on the other hand, can chew though HD video like nothing.