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Old 02-11-03, 04:05 PM
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video playback computer requirements

I'm putting a few MPG videos on CD. They're likely going to be handed out to computer novices who will complain if the video is jerky. I want to minimize complaints, so I'd like to include a list of system requirements. The thing is, I'm having trouble finding some. Can anybody help?

The CD will have 2 MPEG-1 files: 320x240 VCD quality, 640x480 DVD quality.

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Old 02-11-03, 05:52 PM
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This is for DIVX video, but MPEG has similar minimum requirements.

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Windows 98 or higher
Pentium II 450 processor or equivalent
64 MB or more of RAM
8 MB or higher video card
Minimum 24-bit color when using Windows Media Player
DirectX 7 or higher is suggested for best video performance
http://www.divx.com/divx/system_requirements.php
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Thanks! Any thought on how (if?) I should up the requirements for the big video file?
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I used to watch downloaded mpegs on my AMD K6 200 on windows 95 and never noticed jerkiness
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Is he planning to watch them straight from the CD? Or move it to his hard drive? You knowm you could easily convert those mpg files to VCDs and watch it on a stand alone DVD player on the TV.

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