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Old January 25th, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: What are the minimum CPU requirement to watch streaming video online?

I don't think there's an easy answer, since it depends on a number of factors.

- What's the bitstream size you are trying to watch? These can vary greatly depending on what site is doing the streaming and is it SD or HD streams.

- What program are you using to watch these streams? Each different program can have different CPU requirements for decoding.

- Are you using an external media player that requires transcoding from a PC first? (Such as using the PlayOn software on a PC to stream to UPNP clients)

- Also other questions like what else is running on the PC at the same time (using up CPU cycles)? etc.

Pretty much any laptop made in the last few years would easily have enough CPU horsepower to play streaming content from most of the sites. But if you were trying to use something like PlayOn for example, the CPU requirements jump up dramatically since it is transcoding the stream on the fly to send out to the UPNP client.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 07:01 AM
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Default Re: What are the minimum CPU requirement to watch streaming video online?

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I don't think there's an easy answer, since it depends on a number of factors.
Dogbert, I don't think he was actually looking for an answer
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Old March 14th, 2010, 06:25 AM
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Hey,

I went to your site and started downloading The free player

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You can use a Pentium II if running linux. Would not be awful but if you have a chance to make your hardware specs a lil higher would be better for a good overall experience.


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