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August 26, 2011 9:44:58 AM

Hi guys i bought a laptop yesterday and i was told that it has enough power to handle 1080p quality on youtube... So i tried it and it turned out that i can't play 1080p... i cant even play 720p without the stuttering and lag.. I've installed K lite full but there is still problem. :( 

So whats the problem?

The computer i bought is a Asus X53U 15.6"

Specs:
Processor: AMD Fusion C50 1.0 GHz (Dual core)
Memory: 3GB (DDR3 1066MHz) (Max.8GB)
Hard Drive: 320GB (5400rpm)
ODD: DVD-Writer supporting dual-layer
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD6250
Screen: 15.6 "HD LED (1366x768) 16:9
Networking: WLAN-N, GB-LAN.
Other: HDMI, VGA, 3xUSB 2.0, Card Reader, Webcam, Fast Boot.
Color: Dark Brown
Battery: 6-cell
Weight: 2.6 Kg
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


Is it that bad? what can i do?

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August 26, 2011 10:18:31 AM

The CPU seems to be the drawback. See if you can upgrade the CPU. If you can, try and get one which is at least a 2.0GHz dual core. That will be easily enough for 1080p videos. If you can't get the CPU upgraded, I'm afraid there's not much you can do.
August 26, 2011 10:24:01 AM

can't i even play 720p somehow??

Does it help if i upgrade the graphic card?
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August 26, 2011 10:39:47 AM

Are you using IE9? If you are, then upgrading the graphics might help since IE9 actually uses the graphics card. All other browsers just use the CPU so upgrading graphics won't help.
August 26, 2011 10:41:40 AM

do you know where and how i can download and upgrade the graphic card?
August 26, 2011 10:50:30 AM

How do it plays locally stored videos?
Are you sure it's not the connection speed what is slowing the performance?
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2011 10:56:35 AM

Your laptop can play 1080p. You just need hardware acceleration.

Download AMD Media Codec Package

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win...

Download CCCP media player classic. Enable DXVA by going:

View>options>internal filters and select everything with (DXVA) and apply

Then, on playback>output select

for xp: vmr9 (renderless), directx9 and directx9
for vista,7: evr custom pres, directx9 and directx9

for directshow video, realmedia video and quicktime video

Ok and restart MPC and play video.

Just recommend you a good video play in case you need to watch HD content not from flash source.
August 26, 2011 10:57:42 AM

i've no idea.. like i said i bought it yesterday... and i only tried youtube.

Right now i'm not home so i cant try to play locally stored videos.

My connection speed is fine, it has like 700-850+ kb/s
August 26, 2011 11:13:46 AM

Pyree said:
Your laptop can play 1080p. You just need hardware acceleration.

Download AMD Media Codec Package

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win...

Download CCCP media player classic. Enable DXVA by going:

View>options>internal filters and select everything with (DXVA) and apply

Then, on playback>output select

for xp: vmr9 (renderless), directx9 and directx9
for vista,7: evr custom pres, directx9 and directx9

for directshow video, realmedia video and quicktime video

Ok and restart MPC and play video.

Just recommend you a good video play in case you need to watch HD content not from flash source.


Thank you Pyree.. love you man, i got to try this when i get home :D 
August 26, 2011 12:12:15 PM

"My connection speed is fine, it has like 700-850+ kb/s"

It's fine for listening online radio, not for watching 1080p video.
August 26, 2011 2:09:31 PM

you need to get the GPU to handle the decoding, not the CPU, and for that you need a player that uses DXVA (directX video acceleration). MPCHC (media player classic home cinema) is my media player of choice. not that there's anything wrong with pyree's solution, but with MPCHC you don't have to mess around with codec packs or settings, it just works.

i don't have the same notebook as you, but i do have an AMD C-50 netbook which is capable of flawless 1080p playback with MPCHC.
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2011 2:14:54 PM

@branden

You wrote:
MPCHC (media player classic home cinema) is my media player of choice.

I wrote:
Download CCCP media player classic.

We are both recommending media player classic!
August 26, 2011 2:33:53 PM

What media player classic are you talking about? He is asking about watching YOUTUBE videos, what means flv files with flash player.
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2011 2:36:24 PM

flash video which uses hardware acceleration which require the amd media codec pack which I already linked. The MPC recommendation is for extra. No need to stress, we have this thread well covered.
August 26, 2011 4:58:17 PM

pepe2907 said:
"My connection speed is fine, it has like 700-850+ kb/s"

It's fine for listening online radio, not for watching 1080p video.


thats not good enough. i have 30mbps and thats about 40 times faster and sometimes i lag with 1080p videos.
August 26, 2011 5:27:38 PM

cbrunnem said:
thats not good enough. i have 30mbps and thats about 40 times faster and sometimes i lag with 1080p videos.


atleast i works... mine just stops, lag and shows every 10 seconds of the video
August 26, 2011 5:59:54 PM

You may really need hardware acceleration drivers to play the video, because your hardware is not so powerful, although the issues with flash player resulting in complete system freeze are very common across all PC hardware platforms when trying to hardware-accelerate it.
But the reason of this 10-second stop is actually the speed of your connection. A decent HD video is about 3.5-4.5 mbps /highly compressed/, youtube usually is with higher compression, but it's at least some 2-2.5 mbps and up for 1080

Actually I've just checked it on an example and it goes between 3 and up to 4.5 mbps for 1080.
August 27, 2011 9:55:48 AM

i think that my internet speed is fine, because it runs smoothly on my desktop computer, without buffering =)
August 27, 2011 5:36:16 PM

your wireless adapter on your laptop must be bad then cause that speed is sooo slow. but it looks like it has a decent adapter. id return the laptop cause the specs arent impressive at all.
August 27, 2011 6:00:48 PM

i think that if the op gets the gpu to accelerate the video then he might be able to play 1080p but without hardware acceleration the theres no chance that 1ghz cpu would be able to handle 1080p
August 28, 2011 10:06:02 AM

naxster said:
i think that my internet speed is fine, because it runs smoothly on my desktop computer, without buffering =)


And how exactly do you "think" 800 kbps connection is "fine" for watching 3 mbps video? Don't you pass simple math course?
I don't know what is the situation with your desktop, or with the desktop of your neighbors, but the connection of your laptop is definitely not "fine".
I also don't know what causes it. If it's not your ISP who delivers good bandwidth to you, then it's your WiFi router or your laptop may need also drivers for it's wifi card.
Do you install such drivers /I would ask - any drivers at all; when you buy hardware do you bother to read the manuals/?
Or it may be bad hardware as cbrunnem say.
August 29, 2011 3:46:27 PM

Now i've tried to download a movie that is 1080p... it does seems to work.. but the sound dissapear every 5-6 seconds and then scomes up... it is also like they move in slow motion sometimes, why?
August 29, 2011 5:10:00 PM

naxster said:
Now i've tried to download a movie that is 1080p... it does seems to work.. but the sound dissapear every 5-6 seconds and then scomes up... it is also like they move in slow motion sometimes, why?

cause your laptop is not fast enough. we have told you that. you need to do what previous people have recommended or just return the laptop. id get rid of it as it is not a good laptop.
August 29, 2011 5:38:13 PM

cbrunnem said:
cause your laptop is not fast enough. we have told you that. you need to do what previous people have recommended or just return the laptop. id get rid of it as it is not a good laptop.

i would as well but one thing i dont get is that why a 15 inch laptop would ship with a only 1ghz cpu? plus why win 7 ultimate when most laptops in the mainstream get home premium instead
August 30, 2011 5:02:29 AM

"Now i've tried to download a movie that is 1080p... it does seems to work.. "

Now that is when you need these hardware acceleration drivers Pyree is talking about.
September 1, 2011 7:02:06 AM

I've downloaded them already but it doesn't seems to work... My friend have a laptop and is specs are:

Packard bell Easynote TH
2GB DDR3 Memory
Intel celeron processor 900
Intel GMA 4500M

On his computer it works very well to play with vlc, gom player etc...
But i cant even play on VLC because the video just stops and you just hear the sound at the background.
What could the problem be? Is it because i have to update my graphic card or what?

OBS... maybe this is a bit offtopic but everytime i listen music on spotify and watch clips at youtube the sound mess up. the music sounds like a robot and stutter all the time, and when i click pause and play again, it says that i have a problem with my sound card. why? =(
September 1, 2011 12:32:59 PM

is this a joke to you? cause you are not listening to us. you have a cpu power issue cause your cpu is not strong enough and you internet connection is too slow. end of story that is your problem, return the laptop and get something more powerful. stop trying to go off roading in a Ford focus. it just cant do what you are asking it to do.
September 1, 2011 2:51:46 PM

naxster said:
I've downloaded them already but it doesn't seems to work... My friend have a laptop and is specs are:

Packard bell Easynote TH
2GB DDR3 Memory
Intel celeron processor 900
Intel GMA 4500M

On his computer it works very well to play with vlc, gom player etc...
But i cant even play on VLC because the video just stops and you just hear the sound at the background.
What could the problem be? Is it because i have to update my graphic card or what?

OBS... maybe this is a bit offtopic but everytime i listen music on spotify and watch clips at youtube the sound mess up. the music sounds like a robot and stutter all the time, and when i click pause and play again, it says that i have a problem with my sound card. why? =(

you probably have intergrated sound which really put its load on the cpu and when you try to do sumthing a bit more demanding than surfing the web and office etc, the cpu is loaded trying to process the video and the programs and does not have enough power to process the sound and for your issue about the 1080p movie when the sound disappears, thats why. as for when the it seems like the movie is playing in slow motion, your laptop cant process it fast enough so the framerates are dropped, resulting the movie slowing down. and yea do return the laptop if you still can for a better one as the one you've got isn't great and you wont be able to really upgrade it
November 2, 2012 7:27:18 PM

just use windows media player instead of vlc, it uses less cpu as compared to vlc
as i just purchased it today and encounterd same problem. :) 
November 2, 2012 7:55:18 PM

Well 1080p on youtube takes alot of buffering or an extremely fast internet connection. You also are using a really slow cpu.
November 2, 2012 11:21:37 PM

Why would you want to watch 1080p videos anyway, if your screen res. is only 1366 x 768?
April 9, 2014 1:52:19 AM

HEY..Nextr

have you tried windows media player codec?
you should install windows media player codec then you will able to play 1080 videos by windows media player.

i'm having same laptop,i'm not able to play 1080 videos by using vlc player but by installing this codec i'm able to play 1080 videos using windows media player .

July 6, 2014 7:47:04 AM

Sorry to say it buddy but I have the exact same laptop as you I have a higher bandwidth and I lag when watching videos sometimes. also the GPU is integrated and the CPU is soldered to the board, I have been trying to find ways to make my laptop faster for days now
July 6, 2014 7:54:39 AM

The Stealthinator said:
Why would you want to watch 1080p videos anyway, if your screen res. is only 1366 x 768?


Because 480P is crap on this laptop and 720 still isn't the best
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