Trouble with HD (.mkv) playback sync

By Dareus
Feb 24, 2009
  1. HI,

    New to the site and first post :)

    I am having problems with my playback on my PC with HD files,
    I am using CoreAVC and AC3 filter.

    I am using them with Media Player Classic Home Cinema Edition.
    I tried putting my MPC in High and Above normal priority.

    I put CoreAVC and AC3 Filter as the Prefered Codec to use in External Filters.

    I had it once play FFX13 1080p Video (350mb for 2:43 of video), where the video was quick but the sound was cutting out as it couldnt keep up. Then now I dont know why the sound plays clear/smooth/and stays in line, but the video is slow and unable to keep up. I was going to use FFDShow but I read that it is more processor based where as CoreAVC was interlaceable. Of course Haali Media Splitter was installed with CoreAVC.

    My CPU is as follows,
    Intel P4 2600MHz
    Bus Speed 100 MHz
    Motherboard: Intel D865 PERL "black board edition"
    2Gigz Ram,
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP.
    Monitor: FLATRON L227WTG

    I was hoping to use more of my Video card power and processor to do the HD. I tried also msconfig and making it a very basic setup, shutting off my antivirus and anything I could think of, but then I didnt get video so i shut that off by accident I think unknowingly.

    I know it's vague or alot of information but any tweaks/ or anything could help.

    Oh I can play perfectly, Simpsons 1080P movie trailer fine, but playing a Blue Ray Rip 1080P sample file I got to try, (The Matrix first movie) the sound played fine but video was playing about half rate.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +455

    Wow - if you can play 1080p content with that processor I'm impressed. I've never seen anything that slow play 1080p content smoothly. I don't think you're going to find anything more efficient that CoreAVC in the near future either. I seriously believe you're CPU bound on this - even if you can get something much simpler like The Simpsons to decode properly. There's not a lot of variation between frames which would make it less intensive to decode.
  3. Dareus

    Dareus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    aah k. Thanks. Ya I was hoping it wasnt that, but I was sure it was. Because my CPU was running at 99% everytime I was running it so I knew it couldnt go any faster.

    Well I guess i'm SOL and will need to buy a new cpu. I was contemplating on buying a laptop with a heavy duo core processor but very low on the graphics card because I like my Desktop for games and the laptop for CPU performance..

    good idea?
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