The Wired Knight wrote:Ram, space and codecs. These are three items Ive run into that will reduce the quality of the videos I am watching. Ram makes them skip and sometimes run slower, space tends to distort the picture and inable you to enlarge it or skip through teh file whereas a codec won't allow you to play it at all.
Not having enough ram could cause slowdown or skipping mainly since the computer would be hitting the hard drive alot. A computer with 32MB of ram should be able to playback *most* divx files with out skipping frm lack of ram being a problem. Playing back multimedia files doesn't take alot of memory, the input buffers are rather small actually.
If you're talking about space as in hard drive space??? I don't get your assumption.
Codecs ALLOW you to playback files, they don't prevent you from doing so. With most of the DivX codecs out there they in some way support the original DivX3.11a "spec" to be backwards compatible. Some of them do a crappy job of it. While watching Noir once going through the DivX4.12 to playback the DivX3.11a files I was getting color bleeding and it looked fuzzy. I then used the original DivX3.11a codec and it worked fine.
Wired I don't know where you got those assumptions from but they're incorrect.