I am having a very hard time getting smooth playback of HD Video on this mobo running as an MD. I have 512 MB shared DD2 800Mhz to the video card. The processor spikes up when playing 1080p or even 720p video, I tried various different encoding, but xine player spikes up the CPU usage and the video playback is not pretty. Any ideas on what can be done? I understand that xine doesn't use vdpau?
The Atom processors available today just do not have the processing power to deliver smooth h.264 performance at 1080p on their own. You need to enable vdpau and let the GPU h.264 acceleration handle h.264 playback in hardware.
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