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Kenith Olson 24. Feb 2014 04:57 PM

Optimize WinXP for PotPlayer?
 
After trying PotPlayer with a number of short videos noticed that have not had any problems playing std and 720 videos but have problems with 1080 videos.

Must add that have old WinXP PC (32 bit P4 with 2GB Mem and PCI video card).

Also do not have the money to buy a new PC so am interested in anything I can do to optimize WinXP to play videos on PotPlayer.

Appreciate any tips or suggestions.

Thanks

Ken

George.J 26. Feb 2014 12:31 PM

Try resetting PotPlayer to default settings.

PotPlayer always tries to remember the past settings even when you install the new version. Only a complete re-install [removing all traces] or resetting the config can let you use the newest settings from the latest version.

Go to Preferences->At the bottom click on the button "Initialize" and then click OK.

George.J 26. Feb 2014 12:33 PM

Additionally to backup your previous settings you can go to Preferences->Configuration (left tab) and create/backup presets.

If the new settings didn't help you...report your results back here.

Kenith Olson 26. Feb 2014 08:10 PM

Hi George.J,

I am new to PotPayer so all the settings are default for the latest English stable version 1.5.44465 that I recently downloaded from http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PotPlayer

Am thinking my old WinXP OS is SubOptimal for playing videos.

Googled and found a number of recommendations to optimize WinXP for Audio but only 1 for video.

This one Increase Performance/FPS to the max 100% - All ATI/AMD Graphics ...
► 3:57► 3:57 www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4FjcFEDo4‎ YouTube
Apr 8, 2013 - Uploaded by RainfordStudiosMedia This video is unavailable. ... You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. ... My Speed up ANY Computer or Laptop by 200% - Windows 7/Vista/XP (HD) ... How To Optimize Your AMD APU For Gaming by 1realblackman27 33,189 views ...

It lists the video is unavailable so did not watch.

Appreciate any suggestions concerning optimizing WinXP OS for videos!

Thanks

Ken

sicknero 27. Feb 2014 03:13 AM

"...Speed up ANY Computer or Laptop by 200%..."

I'd be very very wary of anyone making promises like that.

Is it important to you to use PotPlayer? I found that some other players coped better with high resolution videos on my own PC. Another alternative is to convert the videos to a less demanding format ... you could still keep the originals for such time as you find a solution.

Did you try the hardware optimisation setting? You don't say exactly what PCI graphics card you have but it might help.

George.J 27. Feb 2014 01:28 PM

Kenith here's something that you can do:

1. Go to Preferences (right click on main player)->Expand "Filter Control" from left tab->Click Video Decoder->Built-In Codec/DXVA Settings (from right window)->Tick check box "Reduce Video Output frame to adapt the receiver"

2. Additionally you can adjust your file cache. Preferences->Filter Control->Source/Splitter->Built-In Source/Splitter settings->Cache size. Adjust the size to a lower value.

Kenith Olson 27. Feb 2014 04:45 PM

sicknero,

"'...Speed up ANY Computer or Laptop by 200%...' I'd be very very wary of anyone making promises like that." Agree!!!

"I found that some other players coped better with high resolution videos on my own PC" Would be very interested!!! Please post!!!

"Another alternative is to convert the videos to a less demanding format" Am very interested in H.265 because it is said to have 25 to 35% lower bit rates at same quality.
http://www.extremetech.com/computing...o-expectations

"Did you try the hardware optimisation setting? You don't say exactly what PCI graphics card you have but it might help." Have waited until got some feedback from others. Will get the graphics card info and post.

Ken

Kenith Olson 27. Feb 2014 04:52 PM

George.J,

"1. Go to Preferences (right click on main player)->Expand "Filter Control" from left tab->Click Video Decoder->Built-In Codec/DXVA Settings (from right window)->Tick check box "Reduce Video Output frame to adapt the receiver"

2. Additionally you can adjust your file cache. Preferences->Filter Control->Source/Splitter->Built-In Source/Splitter settings->Cache size. Adjust the size to a lower value."

Thanks for the tips will try them this weekend when I have some time.

Am now using PotPlayer Portable on others more powerful dual core PCs to complete my project and have not had any problems.

Must say PotPlayer is the Best multiplayer I have Ever Used!!!!

Ken

Kenith Olson 27. Feb 2014 05:20 PM

Did find Developers x265 Source Code http://x265.org/developers.html

The x265 source code is available under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Source code is freely available for personal or private use. To inquire about a commercial license please contact us ((licensing @ x265.com).

Source code may be downloaded and contributions submitted here.

Seems still early because "x265 Forums The x265 forums will be available soon."

If anyone finds a trial or free H.265 encoder dl would be very interested in testing it.

Thanks

Ken

Kenith Olson 27. Feb 2014 08:41 PM

sicknero,

My Old PC video card is a GeForce FX 5500 PCI.
http://www.cnet.com/graphics-cards/e...-31750246.html

Ken

George.J 28. Feb 2014 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenith Olson (Post 98201)
sicknero,

My Old PC video card is a GeForce FX 5500 PCI.
http://www.cnet.com/graphics-cards/e...-31750246.html

Ken

Kenith also try turning on DXVA hardware acceleration.

Go to Preferences->Filter Control->Video Decoder->Built-In Codec/DXVA Settings->Tick the checkbox "Use DXVA" under Hardware Acceleration settings and Click OK.

Also update your video card drivers.

Next time please refrain from posting about commercial products, the moderators will remove that part of the comment.

Kenith Olson 28. Feb 2014 05:31 PM

George.J,

"Also update your video card drivers"

Did check for latest GeForce FX 5500 WinXP drivers when inherited this PC ~ 5 yrs ago.

Did quick search now and found a driver I do not have. It is " ForceWare Release 90 HD driver with support for the following features: Hardware acceleration of H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 HD movie formats."

Also "Video processing improvements are seen in higher HQV benchmark scores."

Does PotPlayer have a video benchmark test?

If No, is there a video benchmark test you can recommend so I can check the video speed of a PC?

Thanks again for your help!!!

Ken

Kenith Olson 28. Feb 2014 05:44 PM

George.J,

Did some rechecking after my last post concerning GeForce FX 5500 WinXP drivers and found that I have GEFORCE RELEASE 175 Version: 175.19 WHQL
Release Date: 2008.07.09 .

Since this WinXP driver is ~ 2yrs newer than ForceWare Release 90 HD driver am wondering if ForceWare Release 90 HD driver could make things worse?

Apreciate any suggestions!

Thanks

Ken

George.J 01. Mar 2014 08:26 AM

Try updating the graphics card drivers from Windows updates, Device Manager or manually checking on the internet.

First try enabling hardware acceleration within PotPlayer like I pointed to in my earlier post, and check and report back if your video's are playing smoothly.

If not:

I'd advise you to backup your drivers using Double Driver and install the Forceware release 90 which supports hardware acceleration for the video formats. Then enable hardware acceleration from within PotPlayer like I've mentioned before, and see if your video processing is smooth.

Note: Although I'm not sure if Forceware release 90 is included Release 175 for Geforce 5500. If there's no improvement then revert back using Double Driver. I've no idea why it was shown separately on your system for updation.

Also what benchmark tests are you referring to? Is it the video card benchmark tests, or do you want to check the CPU usage etc etc for different movies.

Try right clicking on PotPlayer and go to Playing File Info (while playing the video), that will give you the FPS, Bit rates, Video quality etc.


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