Well, it fixed it for me, that's a certainty.
..but many other videos (x264 encoded) will not play with hw acceleration. They do play fine in XBMC 10, so I guess Boxee has a bit to go to replace XBMC. Is Boxee still on the previous release of XBMC?
As far a based on XBMC:
No, boxee's foundation is XBMC based, but is now a completely different program altogether. Inner workings are not even close.
Yes, you have made these seemingly incorrect claims before, and from the other comments, they didn't seem to be more correct in http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?p=108603 than they are here.Originally Posted by judgeschambers
Last edited by pettern; September 23rd, 2010 at 10:23 AM.
I have been having a similar issue to many here, however mine is limited to 1080p .MKV files. Normally these same files play perfectly fine in Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I know it isn't the computer since the hardware can certainly handle the format and the I'm also using Core Codec for video decoding. Any ideas would be appreciated, I've tried the system with and without hardware acceleration enabled.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane 2.6GHz
4 gbs 1066mhz DDR2 Memory
Onboard AMD 780g chipset = Radeon 3200 graphics card
I tried a few MKVs on the Acer Revo r610 yesterday.
They're definitely using hardware accelation, because if I disable it, they stutter like crazy.
With HW accel, they play *almost* perfectly, but with a couple of noticeable dropped frames during fast moving scenes.
This is 720p or 1080p content.
Even outside of Boxee, with media player classic and the covreavc codec, this problem exists.
All of these MKVs play perfectly on my WDTVLive box.
Going to return the R610 if I can't fix this issue, which is a shame, because I love boxee!
*I should also mention the CPU usage when playing these files is low, below 30% from memory, so I don't think this is a CPU issue.. *
I think I *MIGHT* have figured this out!
I had Macdrive running as I had a mac formatted disk attached. I had tried running the MKV from the Windows drive, and even disabling Macdrive, but it seems after uninstalling it completely, it's playing back flawlessly!
Need to check with a big 1080p film, but fingers crossed!
Nope, much better on 720p content, but still chokes on 1080p