GSpot says "codec status undetermined" but it plays the video if I click on the "MS A/V" buttons. However, while playing, the color of the video (in GSpot) keeps changing... like, the yellow tones of the opening shot go green a few seconds in. But anyway, again, VLC should be able to play these files and, in fact, WAS playing these files until just a couple of weeks ago... now it stutters and freezes every few seconds.
I tried disabling Hardware Acceleration, tried putting it at several different settings, but none of them seem to have worked... the H.264/AVC files STILL seem to be eating up the CPU. The media players don't seem to be using much of the page file/virtual memory, just the CPU.
Also, what the heck is "write combining"? That seems to be enabled.
It's funny - I used to have 256 MB (DDR1) RAM, and I knew it was too low so that's why I upgraded it to 2 GB (DDR2) last year. My computer ran so much better and smoother then.
And I posted
a more detailed account of this problem on the VLC forum... no replies so far.
Edited by The Shining Wizard, 10 March 2011 - 10:36 AM.