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Offline Kazuki

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1000 on: January 08, 2010, 05:28:57 pm »
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1001 on: January 09, 2010, 06:42:31 am »
If I install 2 video codec packs on my computer (namely CCCP and K-Lite) will I get conflicts and things?  Is it safe to install both?

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1002 on: January 09, 2010, 09:28:16 am »
yes, safe.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1003 on: January 09, 2010, 04:12:15 pm »
yes, safe.
Somehow I don't trust you...

Never installed 2 codec packs at once, but I did install a lot of video/audio converters/editors/players, and eventually it borked some of the codecs, so I had to reinstall K-Lite. I think it's very possible that multiple codec packs can cause problems too.
Why do you want to install multiple packs anyway?


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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1004 on: January 09, 2010, 04:16:24 pm »
ah, screw your windows. Use linux!
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1005 on: January 09, 2010, 05:14:21 pm »
Just get vlc, should solve most video playing problems.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1006 on: January 09, 2010, 07:40:39 pm »
Just get vlc, should solve most video playing problems.
Saw a reply like that coming...
The truth is: not everyone likes vlc. :|


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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1007 on: January 09, 2010, 07:42:18 pm »
Just get vlc, should solve most video playing problems.
Saw a reply like that coming...
The truth is: not everyone likes vlc. :|

Whats not to like about it? It plays your movies and music.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1008 on: January 09, 2010, 08:03:56 pm »
Just get vlc, should solve most video playing problems.
Saw a reply like that coming...
The truth is: not everyone likes vlc. :|

Whats not to like about it? It plays your movies and music.
Not really a fan of the way it has settings organized. Way too many menus and sub-menus.
Though I have to admit it's decent. I guess they've made quite a lot of changes since the last time I used VLC.

Still, other players are good too and I'm sure there are users who prefer using programs other than VLC. So for those users codec packs will still be helpful.


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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1009 on: January 09, 2010, 08:08:19 pm »
Actually my issue for now is that one of my HD movies (bitrate is like 11Mbps) isn't playing smoothly, i'm trying different software to get it to work but before I go ahead and install K-Lite I want to be sure it won't conflict with my current codec pack (CCCP)

Also I am using KMPlayer for now because VLC and MPC don't seem to handle HD movies quite as well, at least not H.264

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1010 on: January 09, 2010, 10:06:38 pm »
Try changing the priority to high/very high, it looks like it is helping alot.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1011 on: January 09, 2010, 10:29:40 pm »
Doesn't help.

Nevermind that, I just need to know if its safe to install 2 or more codec packs

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1012 on: January 09, 2010, 11:11:59 pm »
Doesn't help.

Nevermind that, I just need to know if its safe to install 2 or more codec packs

how about you create a restore point, install the two codec packs, and if it gets fucked (which I highly doubt), revert back?
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1013 on: January 09, 2010, 11:17:39 pm »
Because i'm lazy.  Someone around here has to know. >_>


Edit:  forget it, I'll just uninstall everything and then download K-Lite because it's got everything I have installed right now anyway.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1014 on: January 10, 2010, 05:47:19 am »
What the hell? Your cpu is too weak to play this hd movie. That's why it lags.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1015 on: January 10, 2010, 06:48:16 am »
I dont think so, I tested it on a 2.0GHz dual core with an 8600GT 512MB and 4GB of RAM and it still lagged, thats what lead me to assume there was something wrong with the codecs I was using. 

Compressing it from 11Mbps to 6000kbps has fixed my performance though, so I guess i'll have make do with that for now.

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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1016 on: January 20, 2010, 10:22:35 am »
Which pokemon game should I get? Pokemon Ruby, Emerald, Firered, Leafgreen, Sapphire, Darkcry, or maybe Pearl?
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1017 on: January 20, 2010, 03:55:19 pm »
Which pokemon game should I get? Pokemon Ruby, Emerald, Firered, Leafgreen, Sapphire, Darkcry, or maybe Pearl?
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I loved playing saphire... until someone stole my GBA SP with the game in it. Firered and Leafgreen are just remakes of the original 3 ones but with revamped graphics and a little more.
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1018 on: January 23, 2010, 10:07:51 am »
Is there a program that lets you run other programs or games in windowed mode?
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Re: The 'Simple Questions' thread.
« Reply #1019 on: January 23, 2010, 07:27:03 pm »
There are, but they still don't work for most games. :/ You can still give it a try though.

3D-Analyse - http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/tools/3d_analyze/download/
A more advanced program that can force some effects into 3D apps that don't support it.

DXWND - http://appaholic.co.uk/2007/10/16/dxwnd-force-almost-anything-into-a-windowed-mode/
There are different versions of that program. The one I linked to seems to have more settings than the one I use, but mine looks a bit different and works well with some of Blizzard's games (Starcraft and some others), so I've attached my version as well.


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