Hi Def Releases

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  1. science
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    When I download a Hi Def DVD, what am I getting myself into? Will my computer be able to play them? Whats the file format? Is it worth downloading them?
     
  2. fischju

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    About 25GB, a direct rip is probably an .evo VC-1 file. PowerDVD can play these. It could very likely be a x.264 encode in an mkv container. This would be between 4 and 8GB.
     
  3. jumpman17

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    If it's a rip, then a 720 will be about 5-8 GB and if it's 1080, it's gonna be 8-13 GB. And no, your computer may not be able to play them. They will be .mkv files that you will need a codec for. Also, your PC needs to be powerful enough. My old one couldn't even view 720.

    High def rips I have:
    James Bond 007: Casino Royale (12.3 GB)
    Serenity (10.1 GB)
    Transformers (10.1 GB)
     
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    My X2 and X1900 can play HD DVD files straight from a drive fine.
     
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    What are the requirements to watch these? Video card? I have a fairly powerful PC
     
  6. fischju

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    List it, I think an E6600 should be able to run a straight 15mbs .EVO VC-1 file with not help from a graphics card.
     
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    Thanks for the link jumpman, ran like a dream!
     
  9. science
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    And am I stuck on watching these on my computer? Would I need a HD player to watch them on tv? Streaming to my 360?
     
  10. fischju

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    Streaming a full 18mb/s file would be hard unless you had gigabit ethernet. What kind of speed do you normally get?