I built an HTPC built on a Zotac ion mobo, and i put a 1core conroe chip in it. the 9300 video chip onboard is supposed to accelerate video decoding, but it doesnt seem to be working all the time. im thinking im missing some drivers/hardware accelerated codecs for the video types that slow it down.
the biggest problem comes when playing some mkv files. the CPU pops up to 100%, and the video gets choppy. so, my question is, what codec is being used inside the mkv to encode the video? as i understand it, mkv is just a container format, so it could be anything. how do i find out what its using under the hood?