I've been putting off my HTPC upgrade for the longest time...mainly because once you get out of following hardware, it seems difficult to get back into it. I feel like I'm coming in completely cold and have no idea where to start.
SO, here are the parts I think I need:
You've used vim and you're looking for something more powerful? Are you sure you used the right vim? You can do almost anything in it, it just takes a bit of learning.
Notepad++ is my universal editor, though. Haven't been heavy in the unix world for a bit so have gotten away from vim.
No luck with that guide. I thought using PowerDVD 8 was a long shot but I figured I'd try it since it came with the drive.
At this point, would getting a later version of PowerDVD do anything? Or is upgrading to a HD 5550 or 5570 the best route?
I've got a current HTPC box with the following:
Motherboard: GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 4850e
Memory: 2GB DDR2 800
So here's the deal. I just got a Blu-Ray drive and I put it in this morning and the playback is stuttered. I wasn't real surprised at this. It looks...
My computer (the desktop in my sig) has just started automatically restarting the past day or so. I turn it on, and then without any warning it will just shut off and then process to boot again. I'm stumped as to why this is happening. Here's what I've tried:
1) Disconnecting all but the...
So I guess my original question was about if my hardware was good enough to easily handle 1080p...but I don't know if I've received an answer. Are you guys are saying that using a different decoder would free me of my problems?
Ahh, it's been too long since I've been on this forum. I forget simple technical information to provide. Sorry!
Anyway I'm playing mostly H.264 videos in the Matroska container. I'm using ffdshow and ac3filter for decoding. I use MediaPortal as my front-end but I tried the same in Media...
I have a media PC with the following specs:
AMD Athlon X2 4850e
The motherboard is supposed to play 1080p out. When I play 1080p, however, sometimes the framerate isn't the best. It's not on all movies and it's not horrible. However, I'm wondering what...
This. It's really not one huge feature (for me, anyway, though I would say libraries and the HomeGroup stuff are the biggest additions) but rather the culmination of many small fixes and overall usability.
Joe Average, why do you copy both the folders from both local and roaming? I always copy just one (can't remember which one, not on my computer right now but it's the one with the bookmarkbackups folder) and I always get all my settings and extensions.
What about 1080p files over wired 802.11n? And also, would a container such as mkv have to be converted on the fly or would it be directly streamed? If it is converted, is it done server-side or on the frontend?
I didn't know there was an official date out. I'm glad to hear it! I've been using Windows 7 a bit recently (hadn't until now) and I'm really liking it. I should be able to get it through MSDN (score!) but if not I plan on buying it.
Thanks for the informative replies.
a) I'm still confused how you would implement--or set up--the array with something like a true hardware controller. On a new system, would I boot to some sort of BIOS for the controller and then manage the drives and build the array and then load my OS on...
I'm looking to build a file server this summer and I want to have a RAID setup. This box will basically just be used as a centralized location in my home network to store all my data...and I want redundancy. Most of my data is movie files which I will want to share to my other computers. It's...