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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:27 AM
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:34 AM
Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:18 PM
Not had a lot of joy with divx player to be quite honest. I quite like Media Player Classic, due to low resource requirements and massive flexibility in the codecs it uses.
Horses for courses and all that I guess!
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:40 AM
$80 at Newegg gets you one.
Get a copy of Core AVC it is by far the most efficient for x264 .mkv's and it integrates with WMP automatically. Trust me, its much faster than ffdshow.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:43 AM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:29 PM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:29 PM
So, I wanted a HTPC so I could use it as a variety of things. They are:
TV receiver/recorder (to replace my Dish PVR)
NAS(to replace my NSLU+Hard drives)
DVD/BD Player(obvious what this replaces...)
Amplifier(for my 5.1 Surround sound speakers, could this replace an amplifier assuming a sound card is present?)
Gaming(To replace my Wii perhaps, I have a better system for hardcore gaming)
I was thinking about this build:
Cheap Intel CPU+ Mobo = about $100
Case+PSU= about $50
BD Drive+ Big HD=about $200
Nvidia 6200=$0(I have a spare one)
This totals up to about $535, right?
What about OS? I was thinking about XP MCE, but Vista Home Premium has MCE inherent in it, so I think I'll use that.
Am I Missing something? Will an HTPC be able to handle everything above?
Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:12 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:46 PM
Unfortunately i have not followed the hardware news for some time now, so i'm pretty lost at choosing the right parts, maybe some of you guys can help me?
Well first of all budget is around 350-400usd, which ain't a alot, but my requirements are pretty low too.
I want my system to play very big high bitrate 1080p movies(25GB) in a smooth solid quality, and then i want a 1TB 3,5" harddrive and support for atleast one more.
I don't care about blu-ray drives nor very nice audio quality, cause i'm only playing in stereo anyway. Support for a sound card upgrade later will though be appreciated much
I need only 1 HDMI port and 1 gigabit ethernet too
If needed i'll build the system myself, but a cheap prebuild system is okay too.
Like everybody else i appreciate a silent system, but again my budget is tight so i might have to compromise.
Thanks a lot for the help
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:09 PM
Repost this as a new thread in the system builds area and you will get all the help you need to build your new htpc