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History Of The Tom's Hardware Video

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The first Tom's Hardware video, which attracted a great deal of attention in the industry, showed the overheating problems of the AMD Athlon XP/ MP processor. The second was a brief guide on how to enable overclocking on any AthlonXP/ MP. The third video showed how to install an effective water-cooling system in a PC case. Here, we used only high quality components that would represent a good investment over a number of years. Our fourth film showed highlights of the IDF 2002 (September), and included a number of interviews with some of the companies taking part.

THG Video 5: Technical Data
Video Resolution 720 x 576 @ 25 fps (PAL)
Ratio 4:3
Color 16 Bit
Audio Signal Stereo, 16 Bit, 48 KHz
Audio Data Rate 64 kBit/s (8 kByte/s)
Video Data Rate 350 kBit/s (43 kByte/s)
Total Data Rate 414 kBit/s (52 kByte/s)
Video Compression MPEG-4 DivX,
5.02 Pro Codec,
2 Pass,
bi-directional,
pre-prediction
Audio Compression MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3), Fraunhofer
Color Space YUV
Length 2:53 Minutes
File Size 16 MB

What You Need To Play It Back

The small file size and data rate of the Tom's Hardware video means that you will need a fast processor. It is important that you have the DivX codec version 5.02 installed on your computer. You can download the codec from DivX.com here: DivX codec .

This codec enables you to play the video. As the audio signal has been compressed in MP3 format and this codec is already included in the latest versions of Windows, there is no longer any need for a special driver.

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