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    News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Latest version of the popular freeware media player lands with GPU-accelerated decoding and hilarious release notes.
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Fantastatic news, I've been waiting for this for many, many months

    I wonder how it works on slightly older laptops; presumably, it requires CUDA given the NVIDIA preference.

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Yep, just tried the 'use GPU acceleration (experimental)' option, and my Quad-core Q6600 and Radeon 3870 was no longer quick enough to decode full 1080p video
    One quick untick, and a restart later, and all was well again.

    Oh well, another win for nvidia.
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    I'll stick with MPC Home Cinema and DXVA, works with all modern graphics cards

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Quote Originally Posted by 99x View Post
    I'll stick with MPC Home Cinema and DXVA, works with all modern graphics cards
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    wow, 2010, and hardware acceleration has arrived. But only if your on an nVidia card... oh.
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Quote Originally Posted by 99x View Post
    I'll stick with MPC Home Cinema and DXVA, works with all modern graphics cards
    this (effectively)*


    *MediaPortal with SAF, which is based on MPC-HC

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    ati card here to so not even bothering to try
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Working lovely on my 9800GT. Tried a few 1080p files that always used to bring it to it's knee's. All played perfectly. Nice update IMO. MPC is still a big contender, I use both, neither is flawless in my experience.

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Extending its frustration to others in the industry, VideoLAN also comments on the hardware best suited for GPU-acceleration by stating that it is "quite sad to be forced to recommend NVIDIA GPU, until ATI fixes their drivers on Windows, and until VLC developer get access to some Intel hardware supporting GPU decoding".
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    I have a Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.2GHz. I don't really have a need for GPU acceleration.

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Was about to come on here and say "Can someone explain to me, who has not used VLC before, why I should?"

    When I saw 99x's post, and can add +1 to that.

    When I'm not using MediaBrowser over VMC, with standard windows codec for MPEG2 playback, and coreavc as default for all others.
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    I have a Sempron 140 which plays back 1080HD fine, with GPU acceleration in the form of the 4200IGP - hardware acceleration has its place, and it does its job well.
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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Was thinking this is pretty cool, till I saw Nvidia only.

    So I'll skip this and hope some ATI support comes out soon.

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemikemi View Post
    Was thinking this is pretty cool, till I saw Nvidia only.

    So I'll skip this and hope some ATI support comes out soon.
    Or just use MPC as mentioned ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - VLC 1.1 media player arrives with hardware acceleration in tow

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Or just use MPC as mentioned ?
    Is MPC any good comared to VLC - One thing I miss from VLC is library fuctions.

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