Was just wondering if a faulty motherboard could cause any issues when trying to play large files such as 20gb - 50gb MKV files.
Basically I have a home built HTPC Which struggles to play MKV files and have done everything possable to get it to work. I also have a laptop which is not as powerful as my htpc yet its plays the files fine.
Could this be something to do with the motherboard not communicating with the graphics card?
Asus M4A78 HTPC
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 CPU
4GB Corsair Dominator 2x2
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5670 (bought after because i thought the intergrated GPU on the motherboard might not have been good enough)
Ive tried using VLC, Mplayer, Media Classic, Divx, Xbmc you name it ive tried. Also All the codec like cccp.
Yes they are 1080p but not worth watching at the moment cause it struggles to play them.
Wow! i was just curious about the hdd's.
I'm no expert in this field by any means but i suspect it will be a source code issue.
Also the files themselves may not be converted properly as i'm assuming alot of them are from torrent sources.
The file is only as good as the source.
Mkv files are Matroska codec if you have too many different players and source codecs installed i believe this is creating a conflict.
Here's a good read and i hope it can resolve your issue. http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_mkv...