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Smooth fullscreen 1080p playback

Was wondering if anyone could help me boost HD 1080p video performance on my machine? I've got an AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core processor, 2 gb RAM & an ATI Radeon 5450 video card. I've installed the latest ATI Catalyst drivers, I installed the hardware acceleration things and linked them (I believe) to VLC. Still, it's still not running as well as I would like. Any thoughts or suggestions? Any help would be much appreciated.


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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Ringtail, fossfreedom Nov 24 '12 at 21:38

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Also consider increasing RAM and CPU. Full 1080p video performance is a high demanding task for both RAM and CPU and your equipment is having the "minimum requirements". You may wish to take a look at the answers provided in this question: askubuntu.com/questions/28078/smooth-fullscreen-1080p-playback. Good luck! –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Nov 24 '12 at 17:08

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Try enabling hardware acceleration in mplayer, follow this tutorial:

Mplayer with hardware acceleration in Ubuntu

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