January 23, 2009 at 9:18 am #160792NYUcollegestudentMember
Hey, I’m on the brink of buying an NC10… though I still wish they’d offer it in red 🙁
One of the important uses of a laptop, to me, is that it can play decent video files. Can any unmodded NC10 out there handle 720p .mkv files, around 4-8 GB? Trailers and other short HD clips are generally doable by weaker computers, but do HD movies result in stuttering or excessive heat issues?
Thanks… hopefully I’ll be joining you as an NC10 guy really soon.January 23, 2009 at 9:59 am #181025swisstrickyMember
The best I could obtain was to be able to play some HD mkv using the new DivX 7 codec (that bundles mkv support).
I had no luck with VLC (frame rate was too low).
To be fair it depends also on the audio codec used for the movie. With AAC the CPU is really strained and cannot keep up, therefore I use handbrake to reconvert the audio (producing an AVI file).
So in short: no 100% support but doable (at least in my experience)January 23, 2009 at 10:30 am #181024NYUcollegestudentMember
Damn, I was hoping… but that might have been unreasonable anyway.
My problem is that I’ll be travelling for the next few years, probably in rather destitute places. I won’t have any settled home, probably very little Internet, and almost certainly no ability to Bittorrent regularly. I need a cheap, durable laptop that’s both portable and at least somewhat fast (I’d like to play some old-school games like Grim Fandango and maybe Half-Life if I get the chance, but it’s not a must at all.) I suppose getting 700MB and 1400MB movies is a friendlier proposition… plus, smarter considering the limited storage on the NC10.
Not to ask more of you, but have you noticed the NC10 faltering at 1400MB .avi files?January 23, 2009 at 11:38 am #181018January 23, 2009 at 11:43 am #181021mossieMember
As far as I understand you are not going to watch these videos on external display. 720p resolution is 1280×720 and nc10 display is 1024×600 so why bother with HD if it would be scaled for small display anyway? Smaller resolution (and size) DivX videos look fine on nc10.January 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm #181019RsaeireMember
As far as I understand you are not going to watch these videos on external display. 720p resolution is 1280×720 and nc10 display is 1024×600 so why bother with HD if it would be scaled for small display anyway? Smaller resolution (and size) DivX videos look fine on nc10.
See my response to the same question in this thread.January 24, 2009 at 3:40 am #181020rtripMember
With COREAVC pro you can playback 720p .mkv files. VLC won’t work, CCCP (fddshow) won’t work.
COREAVC pro can at around 80% cpu usage, no stuttering.
For instructions look at this link:
If you want info on getting QT and RM to work through CCCPs Windows Media Classic player (scroll down the the multimedia section):
Installed correctly you can play pretty much any file type out there efficiently through WMC.January 24, 2009 at 11:36 pm #181023baszarMember
rtrip is right – I’m playing 720p .mkv movies with no problems using coreavc. There is a lot of stuttering in “quiet mode” (CPU @ 800MHz) but “normal mode” (CPU @ auto) works just fine.
About heat – be sure to let the air flow through the heat sinks by putting netbook on smooth hard surface (even a piece of thick cardboard or a book will do).January 25, 2009 at 9:31 am #181022redsushiMember
mkv files play natively in divx 7
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