February 26, 2011
I've been having trouble with Zoom Player, especially when watching 1080p shows. If I skip around, sometimes it would take several seconds for the video to start playing, even though the sound was running.
And once in a while when I pause playback, upon continuing play the sound would be gone, and wouldn't come back. I'd have to stop playing entirely and reload the video file.
Today, just for the hell of it, I decided to see if there was a new version of the Combined Community Codec Pack, or "CCCP". (And yeah, their logo is a hammer and sickle, which I think is actually pretty cool.) And it turns out there was a new version of it last October.
So I downloaded and installed it, and now playback works fine. Video picks up and plays immediately after I jump around, and sound doesn't die on pauses.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, I really wish Victorique would finish ep 8 of Gosick. I'm having to avoid writeups on other people's blogs, for fear of spoilers. But from what I've seen, some people liked it and some despised it. It finishes off the current plot arc, and the question is whether that got botched. My bet is "mostly yes", but I won't know until I can watch it.
Posted by: BigFire at February 28, 2011 01:27 PM (Kwn4z)
Posted by: J Greely at February 28, 2011 02:01 PM (fpXGN)
I do wonder if, since I have a 64 bit processor but 32 bit XP, if 64 bit codecs are usable at all.
Posted by: Mauser at March 05, 2011 05:58 PM (cZPoz)
If you're running a 32-bit operating system, then the answer is "no". It cannot run any 64-bit software at all, no matter what it is.
But I believe the question is moot, because I don't think there are any 64-bit codecs. All the ones in the CCCP are 32-bit.
Fortunately for me, and people like me who are running Win7-64, 32-bit software (including 32-bit codecs) work fine. They're just not as fast as they could be if they were 64-bit.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 05, 2011 09:08 PM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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