Originally Posted by Dr.Sid
Try before you buy .. or at least do a search.
Anyway it is not problem of authors of Coreplayer. In fact they are quite good by making at least some qTV support. Those features are totally undocumented, they had to reverse engineer it.
Only SE and M$ have the documentation and that is why WM player and SE player works fine.
And using standard WM6 techniques is even worse (you might try using other output devices).
I totally agree with you. I do not blame the developers of CorePlayer, the software is just the best with no real competition at all. The only similar, player as features, is SmartMovie Player, which worked as a charm on my old N95.
But I do blame MS and SE for not releasing the interfaces to HW acceleration. If the stupid WMP can play with HW acceleration, I bet CorePlayer could do it even better. If they had the needed documentation. That is why iPhone is considered as so fast, because Apple make both the Hardware and Software, and they know really good how to make their OS take advantage of their hardware. But that's just example, I don't want to compare or even talk more about Apple.
The thing is, that MS is loosing lots of potential and real clients with such attitude. So many people complaining about slow interface, comparing to the competition, and still no improvement in this direction.
As a fact, a friend of mine wants to change his TouchHD for that very reason, huge display and you can't play video on it, and the interface lags etc. Only if the video acceleration worked as it should.