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Minimum Equipment Needed to view HD DVD material on PC

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by mick2006, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know the minimum requirements for viewing ripped HD DVD on a pc? In my case I have an FX-51 CPU with a ATI Radeon 9800XT video card. I have windows xp and MCE 2005 as operating systems. I also noticed that someone else asked how to rip HD DVD's to the hard drive using the XBOX 360 HD drive-I would also need to know this info.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    Right click the fox on your toolbar. Select "rip video hd dvd to harddisk".
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member


    The faster the processor, the better. Just watched "Lucky # Slevin" and this MPEG-4 AVC encoded title maxxed out an Intel Core2Duo @2.4GHz in some demanding scenes.
    HW acceleration in the Nvidia Graphics card doesn't seem to work with MPEG-4 AVC discs.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    There's a shock. The Nvidia driver quality has sucked lately. Although, I still suspect that PowerDVD Ultra has some serious bugs in it at this stage. I really hope we see an update soon.
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I am not saying it is NVidia's fault (are they saying they support MPEG-4 AVC (H264) HD video acceleration?). I am just saying, it doesn't work. :(
    I can't measure any (significant) difference in CPU load (NVidia 7950).
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    James needs a 8800, Vista, and a DirectX 10 game. :D

  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Not!!!!! :D
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    I know you're not saying it's NVidia's fault, but, the fact is if you look at the current driver mess they have going on, it's very likely their issue. (For the record, they CLAIM to do H264 decoding in hardware on the higher cards. ha ha ha).
  9. khlb

    khlb Well-Known Member

    Ok guys. What about nVidia PureVideo HD technology?

    From the PureVideo faq:

    What do I need to have the best experience playing Blu-ray or HD DVD movies on a PC?
    To enjoy the ultimate HD DVD or Blu-ray experience on a PC, you’ll need:

    - A PCI Express graphics card with NVIDIA® GeForce® 7 Series HDCP-capable GPU*, secure HDCP CryptoROM, and 256MB graphics memory
    - NVIDIA® ForceWare® graphics drivers that feature PureVideo HD technology
    - An optical disc drive that supports Blu-ray and/or HD DVD movie playback
    - Blu-ray or HD DVD movie player software with PureVideo HD hardware acceleration of H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 high-definition content
    - A dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM is recommended

    For nVidio users - is PureVideo a software codec-package to consider to watch HD media (With WMP11/MCE as player software)?
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2007
  10. Androo79

    Androo79 Well-Known Member

    It sounds to me that you have to have a graphics card that supports hardware acceleration of H.264 and movie player software that supports hardware acceleration too. It could be either the drivers or the software. I am sure that in a few months everything will start to be more stable.
  11. georgeorwell

    georgeorwell Active Member

    I was able to play back using a 6600GT with latest drivers. I got slight stuttering, but very watchable. I upgraded to a 7900 GS (without HDCP) with 256mb and it is very smooth.