[mythtv-users] 1080p x264 playback Chip Speed

Ben Curtis mythtv at nosolutions.com
Fri Jan 4 18:02:30 UTC 2008

> Odds are, to playback a true BluRay or HD-DVD movie you will need a Core
> 2 Duo 6300 or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+.
> I have a X2 6400 and it works great, even over 1GB Ethernet.

Thanks for the Wiki link, hadn't found that.

> I have the same motherboard with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
> Plays h.264 1080p files in mplayer using around 25%-30% on both cores.

This is great news.  Do you use the onboard video?  I ask because the Wiki
states: "User:Steveadeff - I've managed to playback 1080p rips on my
overclocked Athlon64 X2 4400+ in mplayer"  Curious as to why he had to
overclock his 4400+, though he may not have "had" to.

Unfortunately the X2 6400+ is a bit out of my price range at $140.  If it
will play x264, I will probably go with the X2 4200+.  However, what's the
difference between the Windsor and Brisbane?  Seems the Brisbane is
slightly more expensive.  For video playback, will it make a difference?


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