I do have an Acer 1810TZ with Windows 7 and sometimes I do want to watch a 1080p video file. The problem is, I neither have the required CPU-Power, nor hardware acceleration for full HD. Videocodecs are designed to decode videofiles in sequential order, which makes total sense. But in my case, I want to drop some of the frames, so I can watch my video, without laggs. Here is how it works:
Usually I’m a big fan of VLC, but I couldn’t figure out, how to replace the codec for MKVs, so here is how to do it with Windows Media Player and some custom codecs.
- Install MatrosakSplitter, so you can open MKV-files with Windows Mediaplayer.
- Install ffdshow-tryout, a codec package with a bunch of settings.
- Choose Config video-decoder
- Go to Decoder Options
- You find a value named Skip pictures… which has a value if 1500ms. Change it to 10ms.
- Open any MKV with your windows media player.
Of course, the quality is not the same as on a real full HD device, but it’s better than a laggy video ;)
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