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    Hi all,
    I'm absolutely lost here. I bought the Sony Cybershot DSC T500, but I'm unable to play the recorded 720p HD video on my PC, it only plays it chopped. I was searching and searching, but I really don't understand anything at all. I don't know anything about computers. Was even unable to understand what is what when filling out the information about my PC when opening the account here. I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 2512 laptop.
    I copied the information about the laptop from the website s I wouldn't know what's important to know for you. Any help and explaination in words as if you would explain to a kid is GREATLY appreciated!!!

    Thanks a lot,
    Jessica

    Features
     Great performance due to Intel’s mobile processor
    technology with Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor
    up to T2330 or Intel® Celeron® processor up to M540
     Enjoy the crystal-clear picture quality of the 15.4” TFT
    LCD WXGA display with BrilliantView technology
    - High brightness
    - Resolution of 1280 x 800
     Get in contact with all your data via several interfaces
    that connects to all your external peripherals
     Get online when and where you want with integrated
    Wireless LAN
     Onboard graphic power with Intel® Graphics Media
    Accelerator X3100
     Store your data comfortably on the move with the built-in
    DVD drive (Dual Double Layer with up to 8.5 GB
    capacity)
     Fast response times due to up to 2 GB DDR2 memory
     Enjoy tranquility whilst writing e-mails, surfing the
    Internet or watching your latest DVD due to the silent
    mode functionality
     Windows Vista® Home Basic or
    Windows Vista® Home Premium and
    application software
    Data Sheet ½ Issue: March 2008 ½ AMILO Pi 2512 Page 2 / 3
    Operating system1
    Windows Vista® Home Basic
    or
    Windows Vista® Home Premium
    Fujitsu Siemens Computers recommends
    Windows Vista® Home Premium
    Optional application Software
    Microsoft® Works
    Vista DVD Playback Pack
    Nero 7 Essentials CD/DVD burn software
    Adobe Reader
    Norton Internet Security Suite or Norman Anti-Virus
    Country specific Internet Service Providers
    Fujitsu Siemens Computers Recovery Program
    Backup and restore the original status of the hard disk and
    create system restore disks
    or individual recovery media on CD or DVD are included
    Manuals
    Manual (on hard disk), quick start guide, safety guide,
    warranty guide, recovery guide
    Drivers
    Updates downloadable at
    http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com
    System, processors, architecture
    Chipset: Intel® 960GL + ICH8-M
    CPU: Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core T2330 (1.6 GHz)
    Intel® Celeron® M540 (1.86 GHz)
    Memory
    2 SO-DIMM memory slots
    512 / 1024 MB memory modules
    (533 MHz PC2-4200 / 667 MHz PC2-5300)
    Up to 2048 MB DDR2 RAM
    Storage devices/drives
    HDD (SATA, 5400 rpm)
    120, 160, 250 or 320 GB SATA hard disk
    ODD:
    Super Multi format DVD burner with double layer (DL)
    support
    Read speed: CD-ROM 24x, DVD-ROM 8x
    Write speed: CD-R 24x, CD-RW 16x, DVD+R 8x,
    DVD-R 8x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 6x,
    DVD+R DL (8.5 GB) 4x,
    DVD-R DL (8.5 GB) 4x, DVD-RAM 5x
    Display
    15.4” TFT WXGA BrilliantView technology
    Resolution 1280 x 800
    Brightness (typ.) up to 180 cd/m²
    Contrast (typ.) up to 300:1
    Compliance with standards
    ISO 13406-2 class II
    ACPI functions
    S1 standby (LCD off)
    S3 save to RAM
    S4 save to disk
    S5 complete off
    Silent Mode
    Graphics:
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 PCI Express
    graphic with up to 256 MB shared VGA memory2
    (depending on configuration)
    I/O Interfaces
    3x USB 2.0 ports,
    1x VGA,
    1x modem, 1x LAN, 1x WLAN
    1x ExpressCard slot (34/54 mm)
    1x microphone in combined with 1x line in
    1x headphone out combined with 1x S/PDIF digital out
    1x power supply
    1x 4-in-1 card reader SD/MS/MMC/MSPRO
    Communications
    Built-in 56 K, V.92 fax modem
    10/100 Mbps LAN
    Integrated Wireless LAN (WLAN) 802.11a/b/g:
    - speeds up to 54 Mbps
    - industry standard Wireless LAN security support
    - wide range for in-house use
    - WLAN on/off switch
    For use in AT, BE, CZ, CY, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, EL, HU,
    IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, UK, IS,
    NO, CH,
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  2. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Try play with the free VLC Media Player and see if it works better.
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    Also make sure you have installed all of the software that came with your camera. It may even include a special video player.

    In addition to baldricks suggestion try media player classic or the high def version media player classic home cinema.
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    Movie file format is H.264 according to this

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08082801sony_cybershot_dsc-t500.asp
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  5. MPCHC configured to use its internal h.264 decoder with 2 threads will probably play smoothly on that laptop:

    MPCHC -> View -> Options -> Internal Filters -> H264/AVC (ffmpeg) -> Decoding Thread Number -> 2.

    I don't know of that Intel graphics chipset supports DXVA (hardware h.264 decoding) but also try:

    MPCHC -> View -> Options -> Internal Filters -> H264/AVC (DXVA) -> Decoding Thread Number -> 2.
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    I've tried everything. With the VLC player the picture is very bad. I tried the Media Player Classic (jagabo, I don't understand your post sorry lol, didn't know how to download it, somehow managed to have it on my PC) I have sound, but the screen is black. Any other suggestions?
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    Understand that your laptop is very weak for playing this type of file.
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  8. if you have powerdvd v8 give it a try on the files.
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  9. Originally Posted by jessica82
    I've tried everything. With the VLC player the picture is very bad.
    VLC does not have a multithreaded h.264 decoder, and it doesn't support DXVA, so it won't play smoothly on your laptop.

    Originally Posted by jessica82
    I tried the Media Player Classic (jagabo, I don't understand your post sorry lol, didn't know how to download it, somehow managed to have it on my PC) I have sound, but the screen is black. Any other suggestions?
    Note that MPCHC is not the same as MPC. MPCHC has support for h.264 video built in, MPC does not. If you installed MPC, uninstall it and install MPCHC instead. Then from MPCHC's menu bar select View -> Options. If the menu bar isn't displayed, right click on the main window and select Options.

    In the left hand pane of the Options dialog select Internal Filters. At the far right, in the Transform Filters area, make sure the little checkbox next to H264/AVC (FFmpeg) is checked. Then double click on that line to bring up the properties dialog for the FFmpeg decoder. Near the top of the dialog use the pulldown to set the "Decoding thread number" to 2. Press OK to exit that dialog. Press OK to exit the Options dialog. Exit MPCHC and restart it. It may now play your files smoothly.

    If that doesn't work try enabling the H264/AVC (DXVA) decoder instead (disable the FFmpeg decoder). That will use your graphics cards h.264 decoder if it has one. If both work just use whichever one seems to work better.
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