I read people play 1080p on much lower specs so whats my problem?
I simply installed vista 32bit and used newest VLC media player. I think the video acceleration is not working since my cpu spikes at 70% (unless thats normal)
VLC player doens't have support for DXVA, IIRC. 70% load isn't that bad but here is a great tutorial on using DXVA with a program called MPC-HC (Media Player Home Classic) one of the best programs IMO for HD playback. I like it more than PDVD9
I have tried the KMP player and it doesn't shutter anymore.
I never had problems with VLC player, I have tested it on my gaming rig and hooked it up to our new tv and it worked fine (email@example.com ati 4870 1gig)