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Old 29th May 2013, 13:27   #355
zepper
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Is there some way to get around the hardware acceleration that we lose in Windows 7 when aero is turned off? I don’t like that theme at all and prefer the built-in Classic one but unfortunately Microsoft screwed us since we lose graphics hardware in Classic.

Winamp is affected too, at least when using Direct Show. It’s bad when running a video and minimizing to the Taskbar, it gets completely stuck after maximizing again. Works fine in aero theme though. As a result I use mostly VLC Player in Windows 7 now, which is not a problem in Classic theme. Neither is WMP that like Winamp uses the FFDShow codecs for most of the videos.
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