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Playing HD movies on my computer

by errav / February 28, 2009 8:39 PM PST

Hi!

Was just wondering about a few things about playing HD movies on my computer.

I have ripped some of my blu-ray movies to my computer. When playing them I use VLC media player, and my computer is connected to my tv, using a DVI-HDMI cable.

Now over to my questions:

Do I need a hd media player to play the movies in hd? Or does VLC do the job just fine?

I guess my video hardware has much to do with the quality of the movie. Is this correct? I'm currently using a Dell XPS 1730, so the video hardware should be good enough.

And last, how much quality do I lose from using DVI-HDMI to HDMI-HDMI.

Thanks!

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"I rip some of my BD movies..."
by ahtoi / March 1, 2009 12:54 AM PST

How did you manage to do that?

Lets say you have done it; why not try it and let us know.

My personal experience with HD video; VLC do not cut it, maybe I need a better video card.

I have encoded dvd video in 720p divx and it plays ok without any problem. However, when encoded in .mkv format, it doesn't play too well.

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Playing HD movies on my computer
by stevezachjohnson / April 4, 2009 8:32 PM PDT

Your idea of playing HD using a PC sounds awesome.. As for whether it will play on the PC using VLC I think it will be just fine, from what I have heard VLC is very capable of playing most DVD video formats.

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