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Video Player SW that loads files fast

By raymm
Dec 24, 2006
  1. I'm looking for software that loads mpg files fast, so I don't have to waiting for the files to load, and I can see what is int a lot of files quickly.

    Please help, TIA
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Define "fast" and "quickly". Also, what players have you already tried and how slow are they?

    Also, thumbnailing vidos cannot be fast and effective - you have to pick some n-th frame into the movie to get a meaningful image and this means you have to decode a part of the video to get a thumbnail.
     
  3. raymm

    raymm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Goal: better loading than now, ie 90 secs to run mpg file.

    Nothing to do with thumbnailing, I'm only dealing with opening problem.

    Tried: Quicktime, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, Winamp , irfanview, others that I don't remember.

    What do you use? Are you satisfied with it? Are there some tricks to opening videos quickly?
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Hum. 90 seconds is way too long. What sort of a computer do you have?

    Does this 90-second problem occur when you open videos using the File->Open dialog inside the media player(s)?
     
  5. raymm

    raymm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Summary

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    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name PLAY (Play)
    User Name Ray Maruschak

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+
    Motherboard Name Asus A7S333 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM)
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 745
    System Memory 1536 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (10/30/02)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 7500 (64 MB)
    Video Adapter ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 7500 (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 7500 (RV200)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter C-Media CMI8738 Audio Chip
    Audio Adapter Creative SB Live! Sound Card

    Storage:
    IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller Promise Technology Inc. Ultra IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller VAX347S SCSI Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP2514N (250 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive MAXTOR 6 L040J2 SCSI Disk Device (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive WDC WD2000JB-00GVA0 (186 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive SONY DVD+RW DRU-120A (DVD:2.4x/2.4x/8x, CD:12x/10x/32x DVD+RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 52768 MB (6189 MB free)
    D: (NTFS) 185704 MB (145531 MB free)
    F: (FAT32) 23035 MB (7585 MB free)
    G: (NTFS) 15123 MB (4929 MB free)
    H: (NTFS) 95370 MB (2294 MB free)
    K: (NTFS) 95409 MB (6498 MB free)
    Total Size 456.5 GB (169.0 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)
    Mouse Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)

    Network:
    Network Adapter 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX) (192.168.1.102)
    Modem cFos DSL, Internet, PPPoE
    Modem cFos ISDN, Internet, Sync PPP over HDLC
    Modem Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem

    Peripherals:
    Printer FinePrint on Ray
    Printer Lexmark E230
    Printer Send To OneNote 2007
    Printer SnagIt 8
    USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
    USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device

    Does this 90-second problem occur when you open videos using the File->Open dialog inside the media player(s)?

    Yes.
     
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Sounds like you have some sort of DRM problem with your codecs.

    Do all media files take this long or only certain forms? i.e. have you tried quicktimes, mpg2, mpg4 and avi files? Do they all pause for that long?

    Also, you may wish to try VLC, which is an open source media player. It has some imbedded codec/filters that it will prefer in many cases for media files thus bypassing a codec or codec registry problem. If VLC zips to open them it sounds like a DRM/codec issue.
     
  7. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    Is it just opening files that causes a long delay time..or is it like startup and all that to? Try defraging and such..or disk cleanup

    hell, my ancient G4 (400mhz) powerpc loads any type of movie in 1-10 seconds :haha:
     
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