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27th September 2002, 18:31
All, we're currently testing a new piece of technology that enables us to post NSV files that play in a webpage. We're looking for as many people to try this out and let us know how the experience was for them. Plus, the video is f**kin hilarious. The page is located here: http://winamp.com/videos/activex/index.html
Please reply with feedback.
27th September 2002, 19:57
That was nice! Took up a lot of cpu, but that can be expected for high quality streaming video. Yay Nullsoft.
27th September 2002, 20:13
How much CPU? And what kind of box were you using?
27th September 2002, 20:25
Hm, the sound was very choppy(sp?) here...
AMD Athlon 1.13GHz, 256MB RAM, Windows98, MSIE 5.5. My Internet connection is ADSL(320/128).
btw, I see that you're going to support Netscape in the future.
Are there any plans to also have support for Opera support as well...?
27th September 2002, 20:40
Dell i8200 (P4 1.6 GHz (Running at 1.34GHz, Speed Step), 256DDR)
ASU Ethernet Connection
Averaging around 40-45% CPU load.
The volume was kind of low, but that may be the video it's self. (Can you do volume control with ActiveX?)
27th September 2002, 20:47
Sawg, yes it's possible.....we just didn't expose it in the web page for some reason.
Nant, the choppiness that you're seeing is because it's ~300kbps stream and you have ~300kbps downstream. So basically you can barely get a stream of that bitrate. However buffering tweaks may make this problem less noticable.
27th September 2002, 20:48
extremely cool. extremely choppy to the point it was unwatchable.
ECS k7s5a motherboard
512mb PC2100 DDR Ram
gForce 2mx 400
27th September 2002, 22:44
For those of you who saw choppy streams, could you run this speedtest:
and post the results?
27th September 2002, 23:00
Download speed: 228kpbs
Upload speed: 80kpbs
But... Since I live in Israel and that server(that the test was conducted on) is located in the U.S., there's obviously some slowdown.
27th September 2002, 23:11
i think my connection might just being 'friendly' it's been up/down and just strange for the past week. might just be my network card.
28th September 2002, 00:21
that looked real nice for streming vid.
was only taking 40% of my 733 p3 and ran nice and smooth. 800K download helps too.
28th September 2002, 03:17
mine was real choppy:
1381 kbps dL
230 kbps UL
866mhz WinME IE6.0 sp1
28th September 2002, 03:36
I have a 1.33ghz AMD Athlon currently underclocked to 1Ghz
Geforce 2 MX 400
256 DDR RAM
Cable internet connection
It ran smooth with processor usage between from 40-50%. The lowest processor use I noticed was 37% at times and the highest 67%. Not bad for a high quality 300k stream.
28th September 2002, 04:32
it was extremely smooth and clear for a streaming vid...im shocked
28th September 2002, 05:03
crystal clear and smoothe here
2x athlon 1600s
windows xp sp1
Ati AIW 128 (miracle this thing still works)
512 mb pc2100 ddr
"These tests work reliably up to about 5mbit or so"
2456 kbps Down
2232 kbps Up
28th September 2002, 05:34
It was very very smooth on my part. I couldn't really tell what my cpu usage was, I was watching a DivX movie at the same time. :-)
(I was also downloading a couple of things at the time, in access of 200kbps. And also streaming 128k)
768MB DDR RAM
28th September 2002, 16:58
Lunarboy, your report is curious because it looks like you have quite adequate processor and bandwidth to have had a smooth experience. When you tried the video were you doing anything else processor intensive? Could you tell us what your peak processor usage is when you watch the vid?
30th September 2002, 14:05
P4 2.0ghz 512ram
stop, pause, and play all work fine.
30th September 2002, 14:35
Man, made me blow the dust off of IE.
Works great here! I'll test again with Mozilla once you get it working there ;)
30th September 2002, 23:25
Okay, we updated the control to v0.9. It fixes the jerkyness playback on Windows 98/Windows ME.
Please try it again if you experienced jerkyness before. If it still happens, make sure that your connection can support 300kbps downstream :)
24th October 2002, 05:51
ActiveX component installs fine.
Video and audio streaming is quality! and not choppy
and I'm using a PII-300.
with an ADSL connection
24th October 2002, 09:40
P2 300 mhz, 64 mb ram, win 98 second edition
Cable connection (The netherlands)
No problemos, works :up:
24th October 2002, 21:18
wow.. NSV .98 is a hell of a lot beter than .3! I like it!
24th October 2002, 21:24
So then was there no choppiness or was there still some?
24th October 2002, 21:49
no it was all good now :) smooth as ever!
Also fullscreen didn't flinch with my system. And i'd didn't look too bad... a little bit of ugly blending but thats expected when my screen size is like twice the size of the movie. Nice job!
24th October 2002, 22:33
hehe, great job!
one small thing. To get out of fullscreen, i am used to hitting esc on the keyboard, but that don't work with this. I know a mouse click gets you out of fullscreen, but esc is also used in the winamp3 video.
25th October 2002, 00:17
it works now. tons of fun!
last time the cable was just being slow.
25th October 2002, 12:26
works perfect without sound on this 'ere oc3 (45% cpu usage, duron 1.1Ghz's, 256DDR).
26th October 2002, 23:07
mmmmm oc3.... :cool:
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