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Old 24. Feb 2014, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.

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Old 26. Feb 2014, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 26. Feb 2014, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 26. Feb 2014, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 27. Feb 2014, 03:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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"...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.
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Old 27. Feb 2014, 01:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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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

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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!!!!

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Old 27. Feb 2014, 05:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 27. Feb 2014, 08:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sicknero,

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

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