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Old 10-14-2009, 10:43 AM   #1  
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Question streaming 1080p

first of, im german so if my english sucks, thats why

i plan on building an htpc and would like to know what the hardware minimum is for watching streaming videos with 1080p. is the asus at3n7a-i sufficient? its supposed to be able to play 1080p videos from your harddrive but is it also enough for 1080p streaming videos?

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Old 10-14-2009, 12:17 PM   #2  
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dont know much about streaming video, i would guess a gigabyte network would be needed to stream video from a server, if thats what you want to do,but that mobo has an Atom processor which i dont think meets the minimum requirements for HD.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:30 PM   #3  
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Streaming video involves a source and a destination device. I assume the source would be the HTPC you mentioned. The other end will require some sort of media player, so:

Streaming to what? Like a Popcorn Hour? Also which 1080p? 1080p/24 will actually take less bandwidth than 1080i/30. 1080p/60 would take twice the bandwidth of 1080i/30.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #4  
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lil misunderstanding here

i dont want to stream videos with my pc, i want to watch streaming videos (like youtube) and i meant 1080p/24

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according to asusDOTcom it can
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quote: "Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment"
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usually web video doesn't use hardware acceleration, so your CPU would do all of the work. I don't think an Atom 330 is powerful enough for 1080p Flash video. As far as I know, YouTube goes up to 720p, which that CPU should be able to play.
BluRays that it can play uses the GPU, so 1080p is possible in that respect.
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It should be ok. Im not sure if atom will be able to decode reatime Full HD h.264 but you can always download a file to your Hard disk and play it with Splash player or mpc-hc. Both support DXVA decoding and if you have nvidia 9xxx then you will be able to use it
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #7  
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if anything, i'd use vlc player

and yes i know, the atom cant do that, thats why i ask what CAN do that. i am currently eyeing this mainboard:

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as for the cpu, i have no freakin clue. i dont wanna buy a quadcore if a good dualcore will do and i dont wanna buy a good dualcore if a medium one is enough. i dont have much money and since full hd streams are the biggest challenge it'll meet, i dont see a point in buying high-end crap
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