1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 11, 2006 2:40 PM by caskater

    CPU or GPU

    Dave Anderson
      What is the conventional wisdom for a PC that will playback mpg1 videos in director? Put the money into the fastest CPU you can afford, or put more money into a good graphics card that will decode mpg1? Any recommendations of CPU's or GPU? or appropriate RAM?

      I will be playing a 5 min video in a window each time a user presses 'play'.

        • 1. Re: CPU or GPU
          Any computer you run it on that is at least 10 years old or newer will be able to play the video regardless of CPU or GPU in real-time. Newer computers tend to use the GPU for actual playback as they have hardware decoders built-in but the CPUs these days are more than powerful enough to handle software decoding. I wouldn't worry about it at all unless you've got some really old machines you're running it on. If you've got a lot of video data, then your problem may be lack of RAM.